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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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  • Belleville, PA
  • United States

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  • Kathy Ship 11 Div 057
  • Bubba's Mom
  • Kelsey IT Mom
  • Lis&DansMom(Robin)
  • J&D<3
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  • DramaboysMom

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A little about me:
I am a housewife with 2 sons...oldest is a senior in college and youngest just left for bootcamp on Nov. 10th to Great Lakes. I am a crafter and love primitive and colonial crafts.
I am here to support my
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
I have always supported my sons decision to enlist in the Navy. This is what he has wanted since he was in the 8th grade. I am very proud of him
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 1:00am on January 13, 2011, lorriemi navy mom x2 said…
Yes she sent me the address im staying at the days inn about 2.5m from base hopefully it is not too far and the weather is good...
At 3:39pm on January 12, 2011, nicole (ship 12 division 041) said…
I'm not sure if I'm going to the meet & greet - I should be arriving in Chicago around 4:00 pm so I'll see when I get there! Are you going? Hope to see you!
At 6:47pm on January 11, 2011, lorriemi navy mom x2 said…
hi, did you get any info from bubba s mom regarding meet and greet... i saw your comment about is there food, bar do we need $$ and so forth i have no idea where the ramada is !!!
At 3:58pm on January 11, 2011, DramaboysMom said…
No problem.  I will try to keep weather things posted for Northern Indiana.  We have had about 3 .5 inches since I got to school this morning.  Cancelling all after school activites.  Local community college cancelled classes as well.  Yuck! 
At 10:51pm on January 10, 2011, DramaboysMom said…

I will try to post what I can.  You can always google the weather.  Check the discussion about safe driving. I put a couple of links to illinois weather.  


At 8:18pm on January 1, 2011, AAAMOM said…
YAY!!! So glad you finally found him. It's such a good feeling to be able to see them. See you at PIR. :)
At 7:45pm on December 30, 2010, AUNTIBET said…
thank you so much for picture info, i cant wait to go through them all. I'm not sure what we're doing on Fri. I have to check with the rest of my crew. Do you know if the kids can go into Chicago. We wanted to spend the day there Sat, but i dont want him to get in trouble.
At 12:08am on December 30, 2010, AAAMOM said… 


Try this link. then just keep turning the pages until you find your son. Hopefully. Sorry if you don't find him.

At 7:57am on December 29, 2010, DramaboysMom said…
Hey PJ.   I plan to be at Meet and Greet.  We are debating bringing the pooch again. We have friends and family in Chicago so housing her isn't so bad.  I just realized this morning that the photos I was  trying to put on my page made it to the big photo page.   Not really what I had planned.  Dang!
At 12:03am on December 29, 2010, AAAMOM said…
Found Ship 07 Div 046 Christmas pics. Go to photos here, then to bottom of page 2. Thats where they start. My daughter is in the same ship and division. I found a really good one of my daughter straight on. Hope you find your son. I've been checking everyday since the 25th and just found them today. Good luck.

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