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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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Separate division for the SR's who have injuries/ fractures and are on light duty and unable to be with their original division

Members: 28
Latest Activity: Feb 11, 2023

Discussion Forum

Vision Waiver

Started by Proudmomofsailor79. Last reply by Proudmomofsailor79 Oct 2, 2019. 2 Replies

My son was just sent to RCU as he didn't pass his vision exam on intake. He is currently pending a waiver to proceed in boot camp. He required a waiver when he went through MEPS. Anyone have…Continue

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Comment by KC'smom on August 9, 2011 at 11:52pm
Sounds like this is just a 'bump in the road' for him!!  I used to hate when people told me that. To me, it was a complete devestation. But looking back it was not the end of the world.... it's just that it seemed it might be the end of his navy career b/c the dr told him it was really bad and thought there was lack of blood supply to the surrounding bone due to the fracture... etc. So, after reading a lot of stories of people being sent home, I was afraid he would be sent home. Thank God it all worked out. Sounds like it will for your son, too.
Comment by Colten's Mom-Nuke A school 1207A on August 9, 2011 at 10:11am
He is handling it pretty well. Better than I am. He is home sick. He has really never been away from home. He told me to stop crying and to know that this is all in Gods hands.
Comment by KC'smom on August 9, 2011 at 8:53am
My son broke his foot approx 14 days before his PIR. So, he started where he left off - left RCU and joined a new division for 2 weeks. So, yes I was able to go. That is awesome that he is already having no pain after only 4 days of rest! You just never know. How is he taking this?
Comment by Colten's Mom-Nuke A school 1207A on August 9, 2011 at 12:32am
This past Thursday. They told him 6 weeks and he was week 5 day 5. But when I spoke to him last night he said he has no pain at all. I hope he heals fast. Did you get enough notice to go to PIR?
Comment by KC'smom on August 8, 2011 at 10:28pm
Aw, I am so sorry - I know exactly how you feel!!  I actually created this group because I was looking for more people with loved ones in RCU.  My son finally got out 3 weeks ago but he spent a total of 6 weeks in RCU. My son had a stress fracture in his foot. He was told 8-10 weeks but fortunately I guess it was a good stress fracture b/c it healed by 6 weeks. Otherwise, my boy would still be there right now. There is 1 other page for RCU called ship 6, but I don't think there is anybody in that group with someone in RCU right now.  When did he get transferred to RCU?
Comment by Colten's Mom-Nuke A school 1207A on August 8, 2011 at 10:03pm
My son was PIR 8/12 but has stress fractures in both legs and has no PIR we are looking at 9 more weeks at GL. I have felt lost here on N4M.
Comment by Proudsistah on July 28, 2011 at 11:29pm
Joined it :)
Comment by KC'smom on June 13, 2011 at 7:20pm
I have been feeling very alone out here on N4M's. My son has a fractured foot and was set to graduate in 4 days but no longer has a graduation/ PIR date. Looking for other moms/family members who have a loved one in RCU.

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