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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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Well this mama is sad and very worried today, My daughter has been in Greatlakes since Feb 28 the she was delayed getting into a division then when she did she failed her first and second run she made it the third time and then she along with 31 other females got put into quarantine they have been in quarantine for 2 weeks. TOday she called me and said she is not doing well and hse went to the psychologist. THey placed her in ship 5 and the psychologist said that more then likely she will be sent home but there is a small chance she won't. She didn't say what happened as there was people around but she may be able to call later.

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on April 15, 2020 at 4:39pm

I just responded to you over in the boot camp group too - here's the link to the Ship 5 group.  It's not real active but you should find some helpful info there -including the link to the FB group.  Hopefully your daughter can try again in 6 months.  Good luck to both of you.....

Ship 5

Comment by jacksmom17 on August 31, 2020 at 4:07pm

I feel like crying, but I guess I should wait until my son actually leaves. He doesn't leave until October 5 and I already miss him. I've been reading about what to do the month before my FS leaves, and I've been doing a lot of deep breaths. Just yesterday I was bringing my baby home from the adoption agency. And today he is 18 and ready for RTC.  I am beyond proud of him, but sad for me. Thank you for having this blog to bring me comfort and support.  Another thing I am worried about is A school. He scored high enough for Nukes, but I'm not sure how he will do there. I know I need to give him to God and not worry about it. Like someone said, I need to take one day at a time.  Is anyone else's child leaving October 5, and going to Nukes for A School?  I would love to hear your thoughts and maybe we could help each other through. I am tearing up, but I know he really wants this.

Thanks for all  your support,



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