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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**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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BlueBunny commented on CarmenJS's blog post 'Bootcamp just ended!'
"Hi ladies! My son left for boot camp on September 30 and I still haven’t heard anything from him. Is this normal? When should I expect a letter letting me know what division he is in? "
Nov 6, 2020
BlueBunny left a comment for BlueBunny
"Chipmunk Thanks for reaching out to me. This group gives me a slight feeling of being connected to the greater purpose of this ... my son! He left for boot camp on 9/30 I got the one call of “I’m here” and haven’t heard from…"
Oct 20, 2020
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for BlueBunny
"Welcome to!    Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community…"
Oct 15, 2020
BlueBunny liked B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN's discussion STA-21 (SEAMAN TO ADMIRAL-21 PROGRAM) ONLINE APPLICATION - 1 MARCH 2020
Oct 15, 2020
BlueBunny liked B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN's discussion Is your recruit leaving for Boot Camp during COVID?
Oct 15, 2020

Profile Information

A little about me:
I'm a single mom of 2 living the Covid life dream of as a nurse in a hospital
I am here to support my
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, had concerns or fears
The Navy offers opportunities that...
will give my son direction at a time in history that has no certainty.
Our Navy experience so far...
is a work in progress!

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At 12:34am on November 7, 2020, Chipmunk said…

BlueBunny - you should be receiving a letter soon, I just counted the weeks. We did have one mom whose son's form letter never made it to her. We still don't know exactly why she never received a letter. I think she finally received a personal letter with the address. We generally say, "No News is Good News" but that can get old after awhile, I understand. 

At 12:30am on November 7, 2020, Chipmunk said…

BlueBunny, I just noticed your comment below. I am not sure what happened but you posted the comment on your page and I don't think it ever posted to mine. I do moderate my comments so that I can approve them before they post but I never saw this one. I am so sorry!!! I was not intentionally ignoring you.

Have you figured out how to go to the BC Mom group and see the messages posted there? Sometimes there is a lot of chatter but please jump in and post your questions or concerns. If you scroll back a few pages, Phoeniximom reposted some information from BelovedbyHim about Processing days and a possible timeline for a new SR. 

At 5:11am on October 20, 2020, BlueBunny said…
Thanks for reaching out to me. This group gives me a slight feeling of being connected to the greater purpose of this ... my son! He left for boot camp on 9/30 I got the one call of “I’m here” and haven’t heard from him since. Any idea of when I will get something from him? I have so many questions and concerns.
At 8:51am on October 16, 2020, Chipmunk said…

Good Morning BlueBunny - I noticed in the latest activities that you had liked B'sNukeMom's post about leaving for BC. I am one of the "seasoned" moms that sticks around and helps reach out to new members on this site, and to those who join the BC Mom (loved ones) group. I just wanted to encourage you to join us there. It is the best place to receive the most current information about BC. Here is the link again -

If you scroll most of the way down the main page of the group, past the discussion, you will find the comment wall and that is where we do a lot of our chatter and visiting and where you will be able to introduce yourself and start to make some connections with others. 

My sailor has been in for over 3 years now and is in the fleet as a Nuke. 

At 11:02am on October 15, 2020, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. 

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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