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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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A little about me:
I m father my son is on lakes Illinois,
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 2:07pm on July 13, 2013, meli_gz said…

Hola! mi esposo esta en la misma division que su hijo :), hay un grupo de los que se van a graduar (PIR) el  8/9 , si quiere unirse. Siempre hay buenas discuciones para estar al tanto de los muchachos. De lo ultimo que se la ultima llamada fue el Miercoles 3rd , y yo solo he recibido cartas. 

At 11:50pm on July 5, 2013, SoCal_Sailor_Dad said…

Oh yeah, Spirit Airlines might show cheaper tickets, but they suck. I will never fly them again. They don't tell you at first, but they will charge you extra for everything. they will charge you for your carry-on bag! They will nickle and dime you for everything. Don't even expect a glass of water from them if you are choking! (Yes, this is serious, it actually happened to my son. They tried to charge him for a glass of water while he was choking!!!) The seats are worse than taking a bus. But.... That's just my opinion.

At 11:45pm on July 5, 2013, SoCal_Sailor_Dad said…

Yep, I agree with what ProudMom says. I booked on Southwest, LAX to MDW (Chicago Midway). If you have to change flights, they only charge you the difference, no fees, no penalties. Book now, coz the prices will go up. I bought tickets last week, and when I checked today, they already went up $50! the longer you wait, the more you pay.  Also, the best rate I found for a rental car was with Advantage.Go to and search "Advantage" for a coupon code. Can stay at Navy Lodge for $66/night, but they don't have a pool, etc. I paid $71 for a kitchen suite. Homewood Suites does sound good too!

At 10:17pm on June 24, 2013, Proudmomship09div292am said…

Sorry, didn't know how to message you back. Still trying to navigate through N4M. I would book a flight through SouthWest Airlines. If your SR has any changes in their PIR date, you can change the date without paying a penalty. Would fly out of either LAX or Burbank which ever is cheaper. I reserved a room with Homewood Suites in Lincolnshire, IL. If you call their 800 # and give them the code listed on the MWR brochure your SR sent with the official formal letter, they will extend the Navy Rate to you. I booked a 1 bedroom suite-2 queen beds and sleeper sofa for $79.00 per night with tx. I would suggest if you are going to stay at this hotel, 12 miles away to rent a car. Hotel doesn't offer shuttle to Naval graduation. Receive car through your car insurance company for the best deals. You can either fly into MDW in Chicago or Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Can't recall the airport code, but I think it's MIL.


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