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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 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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At 8:06am on September 14, 2010, Proudma Groton CT sub school said…
Hey Angela. Sending messages to all the moms whose kids are in Div. 316. Pretty anxiety ridden this morning. I arrive in Chicago Thursday morning at 10:45. Can't wait to get that call. Until then I hold my breath!! Keep the faith. I am certainly trying to. Prayers being sent your way for comfort during this crazy time.
At 11:53pm on September 7, 2010, Cathi said…
At 11:03am on August 26, 2010, Cathi said…
Your very welcome.
At 10:10am on August 26, 2010, Cathi said…
At 9:55am on August 22, 2010, Cathi said…
At 11:52am on August 19, 2010, Tara S said…
Hi Angela, I'm sorry I haven't replied to your comment on 8/11, I'm still learning to navigate around this site. I finally got a letter from Joey on Monday the 16th, he had written it on the 8th. He says things are fine in the division although they do have their problems. It's a mix (obviously) of boys and girls. The girls talk to much and the boys don't listen. Half are mature and half are immature. But I'm sure in time they will all come together as a unit. I also finally, FINALLY, got my 15 minute phone call on Tuesday the 17th, at 4:00 pm (Wyoming time). He sounded real good, not depressed or down, he's still excited about it all, says they have no down time and they are busy constantly. He did say the letters make a lot of difference for the recruits and to send pictures. I guess they show off their family when they can. I would say that even though this is a very tough, emotional and physical training for them, it is good for them and they are doing well. Joey is 24 so probably also a little older than most recruits (but I wasn't ready to let go of him at 18!) and I think it benefits him as he was fully ready to take on this new career and life. All our kids will be fine, and at least all us moms have each other. Take care, lots of hugs, hope you get your call soon.
At 12:53pm on August 18, 2010, Cathi said…
At 6:15pm on August 11, 2010, Tara S said…
Hi Angela, it's nice to meet someone who has a son (??) in the same ship/division as my son. My son's name is Joey. I am anxiously waiting for his phone call which I hope comes soon. I saw that alot of mom's with kids in Div 309 and 310 got phone calls this afternoon, so maybe they are making the rounds. If not tonight, maybe this week. I would love to hear stories from anyone who has a kid in Ship03 Division 316. Any stories at all! Thanks for all the support here, it means a lot to me right now.
At 10:05am on August 9, 2010, Proudma Groton CT sub school said…
Your note gave me chills. They are fine. All of my friends that have had family in the military say "no news is good news". We just have to have faith. Kyle is my oldest also, plus my 17 daughter started her senior year this morning. Single parent. So it will be a hard year for me. I will also post the few sentences I received from kyle as well. It will be interested. When I got the 15 second phone call, his voice sounded a little shakey and I asked him if it was scary, he said "A little". He just made 23 in April. I know he is a little older than most there, but it doesn't make it any easier. He went to college tryin to get into nursing, but it is very competitive here in New Orleans. He just got impatient, but I think he has been thinking about this for some time. Just so thankful it's not Army or Marines. I would be totally freaked. I know a few who just left and are leaving today actually. Keep me posted!!
At 7:20am on August 9, 2010, Proudma Groton CT sub school said…
Hi Angela, my name is Laurie. My son, Kyle, is in the same division as your son/daughter. So glad to find this site as it has helped me realize I am not the only one on this roller coaster ride. I got my kid in the box and my letter with his three line message, but no letters yet. Hope you are coping well. Glad to know our kids are together. My prayers are with you and your family and child. Let me know if you have received anything or gotten any calls. All these unknowns are keeping me up at night for hours on end. Hope you are well. Keep in touch.

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