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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."


**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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OCS Class 09-13

Anyone going to be in OCS Class 09-13 begins  January 27, 2013 in Newport, RI.

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Latest Activity: Jan 25, 2013

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New navy mom...

Started by bravecash Jan 9, 2013. 0 Replies

Hello, I am new to this website and new to the Navy World!. My son is going to Newport, RI to join OCS Class 09-13. He graduated with Aerospace Engrg. and Mathematics year and half ago. He has been…Continue

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Comment by Dawn on January 25, 2013 at 9:21pm
Thanks TMlawmom. I am on.
Comment by sammyk on January 25, 2013 at 5:55pm

My son will flying into Providence tomorrow, getting in at 5pm.  He's booked on the 6pm airport shuttle to the base.....hopefully his flight won't be delayed!  He's also staying at the navy lodge.  We checked with the lodge to see if they have a restaurant and apparently there's nothing on the premises.  My question is, where do these kids go for breakfast in the morning before check in on Sunday?  Do they get breakfast on the base? 

Comment by bravecash on January 25, 2013 at 5:05pm
My son is leaving from national airport and is going to take a cab shuttle around 8.00 pm. The 6.00 shuttle will be missed by just few mints....he is going to be staying at navy COQ lodge and pro'ly walk to check in on Sunday.
Comment by motherof2dragons on January 25, 2013 at 8:56am

Dawn, there is another FB page for OCS Class 09-13 for family and friends. Here is a link.  Ask to join this one.


Comment by Dawn on January 25, 2013 at 8:19am
This is the link to the face book page
Comment by Dawn on January 24, 2013 at 11:26pm
All. There is a face book page for your class. Navy OCS 27 JAN2013. Ask to join so you can all keep up with others. I am on and will try to help answer questions. My son was class 14-12. Also join the OCS face book page. They post class updates and pictures
Comment by motherof2dragons on January 24, 2013 at 12:55am

My son is leaving Atlanta tomorrow morning -- headed first to DC, then NYC, and finally Newport to report to OCS Class 09-13. Good luck to everyone!!!

Comment by sammyk on January 23, 2013 at 7:55pm

My son is leaving Southern California to report to OCS Class 09-13 this Saturday too!  This is all new to us!  Any support and advice would be most appreciated.....we're all a bundle of nerves right now!

Comment by bravecash on January 23, 2013 at 7:21pm

My son is leaving this Saturday from DC area to OCS Class 09-13


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