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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.


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DEP-Leavin' for bootcamp in June Discussions (183)

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I decided I couldn't wait until tomorrow and drove to FedEx to get it...As simple as this box with my son's name on it may seem...It checks…

Started by AK907Tammy

1 Jul 3, 2019
Reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet)

Received the Box

I received my daughter's box today. So I'm hoping it will not be long and I will receive a letter.  Tomorrow will be 1 week at boot camp! 

Started by J-lo83

3 Jul 2, 2019
Reply by J-lo83

My Son Arrived at RTC 6/27/2019

Received the call tonight that my son arrived safely and it will be about 3 weeks before another call and/or letter. I was able to say "I l…

Started by AK907Tammy

1 Jun 28, 2019
Reply by J-lo83

Daughter arrived at RTC 6/26/2019

My Daughter arrived at RTC on the 26 around 9:00 p.m.. I received the Safety call and it lasted about 15 seconds. So ready to receive the l…

Started by J-lo83

0 Jun 28, 2019

Received the "scripted call" from my son 6/6/19

Hello! I received the "Made it safely" call from my son on 6/6/19 at 12:40 AM Eastern. Does anyone have any idea when I might receive a let…

Started by lisalegacy1

3 Jun 18, 2019
Reply by Kyles Mom

June 13, 2019

My son is leaving June 13, 2019 so I'm looking for some current recruit families to converse with. Thanks

Started by SoSi

28 Jun 16, 2019
Reply by Lisa UT/MT Mom

6/16/19...Father’s Day ship out?

is anyone’s son leaving on Father’s Day? My son graduates HS in 2 weeks then 3 weeks later on Father’s Day we give him to the recruiters...…

Started by Kyles Mom

7 Jun 15, 2019
Reply by Kyles Mom

Leaving June 13,2019

My son leaves in 2 days, I’m so worried about him going. He seems so relaxed, so I’m being positive in front of him.

Started by Proud MOM

1 Jun 10, 2019
Reply by schen

D Day! June 6th

Anybody else shipping out on June 6th? My son is getting sworn in on June 6th at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Of course, I have mixed feelin…

Started by JaniceRenee

6 Jun 4, 2019
Reply by JaniceRenee

Daughter ships out 6/18

Her decision to join the Navy took us all by surprise. She had several college scholarships but really felt drawn to the Navy.  She just gr…

Started by flygraceful

2 Jun 2, 2019
Reply by flygraceful


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