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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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RCU SHIP 04 DIV 741 Discussions (35)

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Scripted phone call - Son moved to RCU for fever.

Received scripted phone call from son, he has been relocated to RCU for fever and dizziness, and to not come to graduation that was schedul…

Started by AmyLynn

8 Jul 24, 2019
Reply by Tiffany

Son requested books to donate to ship to share...

My son asked me to send books to him that were military history yesterday to share.  He said preferably not Navy or Unbroken because there…

Started by Leah

7 Jun 10, 2019
Reply by Sarah's Human

Son is recovering from knee surgery. Outlook?

Hello, any advice is greatly appreciated.  I will try to just give the short story.  My son stress fractured hus leg on the last week of bo…

Started by Leah

2 Sep 11, 2018
Reply by Leah

Stress Fracture of the ankle

Son just called.  The worst two minute call of my life.  He has a stress fracture on his left ankle and is in RCU for 6 weeks.  He started…

Started by AbbyM

6 Sep 11, 2018
Reply by Sarah's Human

Fractured Fibia--RCU 6 days before PIR

Hi-- I received a call from my son that he has a fractured fibia and has been removed from his division, six days before PIR. He's supposed…

Started by Sarah's Human

23 Jul 29, 2018
Reply by Sarah's Human

Welcome to hurry up and wait!

Hey all! My son shipped to boot on the 22nd of January and that night we received the quick arrival message.  As expected, all went quiet u…

Started by mangieo

21 Apr 9, 2018
Reply by sharon s

All writing instruments confiscated, unknown when RCU recruits will get them back (as of 11 MAR 18)

My son told me last Sunday that all writing instruments have been confiscated and any recruit who wants a pen or pencil has to request one…

Started by Sarah's Human

0 Mar 16, 2018

FYI: RCU Mail Call

We received a SURPRISE letter from our son, in RCU, this past Saturday. It threw me off because we normally receive on Thursday. He explain…

Started by SaltyMom17

9 Feb 14, 2018
Reply by Sarah's Human

vitamin supplements

hi everyone! my little on got admitted last week to rcu for stress fractures of both tibia.  i wanted to know if we can send items such as…

Started by SSseaman

2 Feb 11, 2018
Reply by mangieo

No injury postings for 3 years??

Well, from the look of this forum it looks like no one has been hurt during bootcamp lately. I'm happy for other recruits and their parents…

Started by ArtsyNavyMom

21 Sep 30, 2017
Reply by JMOM


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