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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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mom of future ocs candidate
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Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
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At 11:41am on April 3, 2015, helenp said…

Thank you jamielss. I passed along your advice to my DS. Ginger is a great idea. We always use ginger ale for upset stomachs.

At 1:15pm on March 13, 2013, Navygf820 said…
Aw man. It's always a waiting game in the navy I am learning. J is thinking it might be possible for him to start next week, but not sure. Uncertainty has become the norm and I'm still getting used to it.
At 9:33pm on October 26, 2012, Anna said…

Sorry - didn't see your friend request and comment earlier!!  Thank you!!!

At 1:40am on October 20, 2012, Jamesmum said…
Sorry I spelt Spencer's name incorrectly. Yes he's tall but also broad and weighs in heavy! I don't know...anyway, RLP stands for room, locker, personnel and is their next big hurdle to overcome. I understand they get a second chance to pass if needed next Saturday but believe this is a rollable event. Will be glad when they can email so we can get up to date news.
At 11:47pm on October 18, 2012, Jamesmum said…
James is interested in aviation but his letter today told us that he may be too big for helicopters and jets. He made it in terms of the measurements when he was accepted but I guess the naval surgeon has told him he isn't built to fly copters and jets will be a stretch. He was keeping an open mind about what to fly since he had been told that it depends on performance in academics and where they have slots when the time comes. I think I saw you had joined an aviators group so I am assuming Spenser also is an aviator candidate? At this point I will be glad when they get through RLP next week!
At 9:50am on October 18, 2012, Jamesmum said…
I am cruising the Facebook page for the group but it seems to be girlfriends and wives mostly so am glad to have another mum to be in touch with. I have been trying to keep up with the various initials for everything. James has written to us and seems to be in relatively good spirits, despite the killer punishment pt sessions when they don't follow instructions. He seems to feel that SS Delrio is fair but firm and is looking forward to when they get phone privileges.
At 12:19am on October 18, 2012, Jamesmum said…
Hi, so glad you are going through the same thing right now. Yes, have seen the latest photos. I have a son, James, going through.
At 10:57am on May 17, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Calls for would like you to know about a program for the Men and Women of our Armed Forces.  I am giving away free phone cards for Recruits to use while they are in basic training to keep in touch with Family Members and Loved Ones.  I feel that the Family, Loved Ones, nor the Men and Women of our Armed Forces should have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp.  Please click the link above and get your new Service Member the FREE phone cards they need.

At 9:48am on May 15, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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