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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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Ship 14 Division 228

Started Jun 12, 2014 0 Replies

I posted this before but I never heard from anyone. My daughter left on 6/3 and I was wondering if there is anyone with their child in this division??Continue


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Any one has any reviews on the red roof hotel?? Is it worth staying in?If not what others are worth itContinue

Division 228

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Jun 7, 2014. 1 Reply

I found out that my daughter is in division 228 anyone else with their kids in this division

My daughter will leave on June 3rd from Albany. Anyone else out there with this date

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Jun 16, 2014. 19 Replies

I am so scared not knowing what she can expect....Continue


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At 11:31pm on July 9, 2014, lemonelephant said…

See my comments from June 19.

At 12:50pm on June 26, 2014, scubagirl said…

Nancyf.  No they are not the same thing.  Hell week for our SR will start next week.  Should be Wednesday. Your daughter is on Ship 3 Div 228.  I think.  Her division and my son's Div 230 are brother divisions.  They train together.  During Hell week from what I understand the RDC's from other Divisions come in and critique each others Divisions.  They try to find faults with them in any way they can.  The SR's get up at 3:30 am and are put through Hell by the other RDC's.  Everytime a flaw or error is found they get a hit on the division.  Not physical just points against the division.  The veterans can tell you more.  If you send me a private message I will let you know when my SR said they would go into Battlestation 21. 

At 10:12pm on June 19, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Also please remove the comment below by jayhawkmom in which she gave her SR's full name. Thanks. You may have to do change 6 to completely remove it.

At 10:10pm on June 19, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 2 and change 3 (see the words in bold). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 4:35pm on June 7, 2014, 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 the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings 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 2:43am on June 5, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Please help jayhawkmom with PERSEC and delete her comment below in which she gave her SR's full name. Thanks.

At 11:09pm on June 3, 2014, lemonelephant said…
At 9:11pm on June 3, 2014, nancyf said…
Kgeorge me too but I didn't get a chance to talk to her:( she called my husbands phone
At 8:49pm on June 3, 2014, AtlNavyMom95 said…
Just got our RTC phone call.
At 6:55pm on June 3, 2014, jayhawkmom said…

How did everything go today?  Are you doing ok??  


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