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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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BirdsMom(Ship 12 Div 204)'s Blog (6)

Happy Birthday to my SR

My Bird turns 19 today!!  Roast and potatoes for his birthday, just what he would've requested. :)

Added by BirdsMom(Ship 12 Div 204) on June 4, 2012 at 5:32pm — No Comments

I heard his voice today!!

Yayyyyy!!!  finally a phone call.  We got to talk about 30 minutes!!  It was soooo good to hear his voice.  He said all is going good.  Passing his tests.  Got fitted for his blues and whites.  Practicing for graduation.  Said he misses home, and has had alot of time to reflect and think about things.  At goodbye time, he choked up , which made me choke up, so his sister took the phone and talked him through it, but he still was crying when he said, "bye mom, I love you"  :'( 

Added by BirdsMom(Ship 12 Div 204) on May 29, 2012 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Finally.......a written letter

I got a letter from my Bird yesterday.  He said he was glad to be rid of P days, "they suck". lol  he hates shots and said a guy next to him fainted. He said he passed his first swim test and first physical fitness test. thank God!  He looks forward to "Chow" everyday. lol  he says the food is "legit". lol  He says he catches himself day dreaming and wondering what we are doing at home, but has to snap himself out of it cause he doesn't wanna get emotional at…


Added by BirdsMom(Ship 12 Div 204) on May 25, 2012 at 11:09am — 1 Comment

got his letter!!!

It finally came in!! Yaaaayyyy! I can have SOME kinda contact!

Added by BirdsMom(Ship 12 Div 204) on May 14, 2012 at 8:23pm — 4 Comments

Well, ............ he's at bootcamp.

My Jay left for bootcamp Monday, May 7, 2012.  We went to the MEPS center to see him swear in and sign his contract.  It was soo emotional, but even though our eyes were filled with tears, our hearts were filled with sooo much pride.  I still haven't stepped foot into his room.  He called at 8:00 last night when they landed in Chicago. They were eating before checking in.  We talked a little about how his flight was since it was his first time flying.  Just chit chat.

He made his last…


Added by BirdsMom(Ship 12 Div 204) on May 8, 2012 at 11:46am — 6 Comments

One week til boot camp

We had CJ's going away party yesterday.  We have such a big family and always have a great time at get togethers.  Those are the times I know he will remember when he is away from us all.  CJ is leaving for bootcamp Monday, May 7, 2012 from Dallas/Ft Worth Airport. My heart is pounding......

Added by BirdsMom(Ship 12 Div 204) on April 30, 2012 at 2:55pm — 3 Comments

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