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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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DEP - Leavin' for bootcamp in October Discussions (102)

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October 19

hey Y'all my sailor left for bootcamp yesterday 10/19! just wanted to see if anyone else here had a loved one leave with him. I would love…

Started by DieselLady

15 Oct 29, 2015
Reply by lemonelephant

Anyone Child leave on OCT 14 from San Diego

Wanting to connect to moms whose child left for RTC on OCT 14 from San Diego

Started by ArmaniMom

5 Oct 23, 2015
Reply by ArmaniMom

October 8

Hello everyone, my husband left for boot camp last Thursday . It's been lonely, so i was wanting to know who elses loved ones have gone to…

Started by bear123

7 Oct 19, 2015
Reply by bear123


I just spoke with our recruiter, he gave me an address to write my son. He's ship 14 div 036. Anyone else have a recruit here? Anyone else…

Started by Candace

2 Oct 16, 2015
Reply by Candace

My son is leaving tomorrow 10/06/2015

So the Recruiter came to pick him up today for MEPS. He s currently at the Hotel. He swears in and will be leaving for Bootcamp in the morn…

Started by cocomami

0 Oct 5, 2015

Oct 27

My daughter leaves October 27, 2015, anyone else?

Started by Mindyjrn

1 Sep 9, 2015
Reply by Beth

That was fast - "Kid in a box"

Just received my SR's things from FedEx.  He left on Monday, I wasn't really expecting it yet.  It made me smile and a little sad at the sa…

Started by portside

7 Nov 7, 2014
Reply by Lennette

Anyone leaving for BC October 2014 yet?

My son just got his date to leave for BC in October 2014. Haven't seen any posts since 2013 on this board. Looking for others that are find…

Started by Rhondaroni SHIP 2 DIV 940

131 Oct 28, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

Leaving the 21st - Excited .. Nervous

So it is finally here. The day we have been waiting for since May. My son is at the Recruiter now and will be leaving for GL tomorrow. I am…

Started by My2kidz

41 Oct 28, 2014
Reply by SoCalNukeMom

Son Leaving BC 10-02

Hello, My son is leaving for BC October 2nd.  Nervous, anxious and without a doubt extremely proud.  I very curious to find out when his Gr…

Started by Navymom904

19 Oct 17, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant


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