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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."


**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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Started this discussion. Last reply by ellen0502 Mar 29, 2019. 3 Replies

How many chances does a recruit get to take the written test? My recruit got sent back and has to retest and I know that “no news is good news” but I sent a letter through sandboxx and said it was…Continue

Estimate graduation date?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bianca Mar 5, 2019. 3 Replies

Hello! I’m brand new to this site. My spouse left on 2/14 to boot camp. Unfortunately I do not know his division number, nor where to find it. His family has been asking me, thinking I’d have all the…Continue


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I am here to support my
Spouse/Significant other
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
needed to learn more about it, was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
is a work in progress!

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At 10:16am on March 5, 2019, Phoenixmom said…

Hi Bianca welcome to Navy Moms, Please come join Boot camp for Loved Ones (Moms) there is so much info you can learn. I help out on there so if you have any concerns or questions please let me know. We have a Great group on there and many share experiences.

At 1:36am on March 5, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

At 1:31am on March 5, 2019, lemonelephant said…

What is his rating (job) or field going to be?

At 1:31am on March 5, 2019, lemonelephant said…

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At 1:29am on March 5, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Divisions 175 an176 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 (BST) together, so look for others with loved ones in either division. Write to your recruit and ask when Battle Stations-21 (BST) will be so you will know when to expect the "I'm a Sailor!" call. 

At 1:28am on March 5, 2019, Bianca said…
He’s in ship 12, division 176.
At 3:20pm on March 2, 2019, Shelley said…

Bianca. I did not get a form letter either. My son arrived to boot camp 2/5/19. His recruiter checked  computer and was able to tell me when the graduation is based on current status. I’m sure you could do the same.

At 2:36pm on February 23, 2019, lemonelephant said…

By counting nine Fridays, PIR is most likely 04/12/2019 for those who shipped on 02/14/2019. It could be the week after if your recruit is held over for the next week's TG for some reason. It is possible for some who arrive on the same date to have PIR a week apart. Wait on The Form Letterwhich now arrives 9 to 14 business days after the recruit's arrival at RTC,  to know the PIR date for sure. Arrival and What Happens at RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what to expect. 

At 2:32pm on February 23, 2019, lemonelephant said…
At 10:20pm on February 22, 2019, lemonelephant said…

What division is your recruit in? If you do not know, then join DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in FebruaryYou will meet others with loved ones who left the same week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together. 

I also suggest you join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and begin checking out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions there

Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening and what to expect. 

Be sure to join your PIR group once you get The Form Letter, which now arrives 9 to 14 business days after the recruit's arrival at the RTC in most cases. Let me know when you know what division your recruit is in. I will have more info for you.


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