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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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AECF - FCs and ETs Discussions (85)

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Anybody out there?

Hi! My son just graduated BC last Friday and is now in A School at Great Lakes. He is on the path to be an ET, which thankfully was exactly…

Started by Jules

2 Aug 24, 2021
Reply by Bandmom

Current A school at GL for AECF?

There doesn't seem to be a lot of activity currently with this group. Just wanted to try and touch base with other families whose kids are…

Started by BessLynn423

1 Nov 11, 2019
Reply by ANOsMom

Anyone graduating A school on 10/26/18

Does anyone else have a Sailor graduating A school in GL on this date? I'm trying to find out the time of their ceremony but my son hasn't…

Started by Dena4

2 Oct 9, 2018
Reply by Anti M


When will my recruit get her orders she Graduates 10/5/2018. Will it be while she's at book camp or when she graduates??

Started by Ramon.

2 Sep 16, 2018
Reply by Dena4

Places to live


Started by Ramon.

0 Sep 14, 2018

Spouse's LES

Hey everyone I need my wife's LES for her to be on our new lease. She's in bootcamp until 10/05/18 so I don't have communication with her r…

Started by Ramon.

1 Sep 14, 2018
Reply by Allison

Family Chits and Liberty Questions

Cross posting in hopes that those here have been through FC A school... :) Hi everyone! Hubby finally got his orders for A School (FC) and…

Started by CrissySue

0 May 19, 2017

Moving to great Lakes

Moving to great lakes, soon, need help with the area, my son's A school is at great lakes. Any suggestions on a safe area to move to? Need…

Started by ismenia

6 Feb 25, 2017
Reply by ismenia

C-school for Reserve?

I realized I posted by question on wrong spot My son joined as a Reservist still in BC, so my question is do Reservists go to C-school? He'…

Started by CherylG

2 Feb 14, 2017
Reply by CherylG

After C School

Hi there, Can anyone give me some info about where FC's usually attend C school, and where my SR and our family could be stationed after C…

Started by Anna

11 Feb 1, 2017
Reply by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick


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