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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 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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Division#, but no ship #

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lorene Apr 11, 2019. 5 Replies

My Son called (allowed 2minutes) he gave me his division#, but did not provide a boat #. How can I get this info.? I can send him letters without a ship # or address! HELPContinue


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Tarsha replied to Diane's discussion 'Son arrived 1 April still no address' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi Diane, My son also arrived on April 1. and no letter. Hopefully we will get something soon."
Apr 15, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Diane's discussion 'Son arrived 1 April still no address' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi Diane - it can take anywhere from 9-14 days for the official letter to arrive so you should be getting yours soon.  In the meantime start writing those letters - number them in the bottom corner so once you do mail them out your SR will know…"
Apr 15, 2019
Diane is attending Storymom's event

A Blue Candle Event ♥ at Anytime, Anywhere, Any Home or Office

February 7, 2019 to January 31, 2020
When you're missing your Sailor -- Light a Blue Candle!A wonderful way to honor Sailors Anytime, Anywhere!During Boot, PIR, specialized training, deployment or when you're just thinking about your loved one on distant shores.Don't forget holidays, family events or birthdays - Just light a a blue candle, any type of blue candle (Blue for Navy) and allow its warm glow to bring you comforting joy & peaceful solace, and while separated from your Sailor.Blessings to all our Sailors all over the…See More
Apr 14, 2019
Diane added a discussion to the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)

Son arrived 1 April still no address

My son arrived at GL on 1 April, we received the box and a quick call stating he was in Division 215 and graduating 31 May as part of TG30. We have not received the form letter and do not know his ship number so I have not been able to write. Does anyone else. Have any information on this group?
Apr 14, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Diane's discussion 'Division#, but no ship #'
"Lorene - while the recruiter might be able to provide you with an address it is still recommended you wait until your receive the official letter - it's possible (for various reasons) that the address could change and then your mail will be…"
Apr 11, 2019
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Apr 9, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to Diane's discussion 'Division#, but no ship #'
"Hi Diane - when did he arrive to boot camp?  Normally it takes about 9-14 days to receive the official letter with their address.  You should really wait until you receive it before you start sending letters as it could change (and then he…"
Apr 9, 2019
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Division#, but no ship #

My Son called (allowed 2minutes) he gave me his division#, but did not provide a boat #. How can I get this info.? I can send him letters without a ship # or address! HELPSee More
Apr 9, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for Diane
"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…"
Apr 9, 2019

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A little about me:
Without a doubt I am beyond proud of my number 1 son for taking this path in his life. I will be here to support him and encourage him every step of the way.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I know will expand his horizons.
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing., is a work in progress!

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At 9:49pm on May 3, 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 9:48pm on May 3, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. 

If you would like information on your recruit’s rating (job/occupational specialty) or field, then let me know the rating or field. There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.   

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 5:39pm on April 9, 2019, 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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