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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 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).  

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 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still 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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Expecting a call from my navy recruit son

I'm wondering what area code I should expect a call from my navy recruit son in boot camp in Great Lakes Illinois. I'm anxious to hear from him and I recieve so many spam calls lately that I rarely answer unrecognized numbers. I don't want to miss his call though. Does anyone have any advice?

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Comment by NavyKymom0Ftwins on August 8, 2022 at 9:57pm

Hello, when my son called it was an 847-area code. I hope this helps. 

Comment by Chipmunk on August 8, 2022 at 10:27pm

Jennifer, I posted a comment on your profile page. But I also recommend that you join us in the BC Mom and Loved Ones group - Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) - Navy For Moms (

Comment by Jennifer on August 8, 2022 at 11:10pm
Thank you very much for your answers and I would look back on the details about Yvonne. Thank you, Jennifer
Comment by belovedbyHim on August 9, 2022 at 1:07pm

Jennifer-- Calls can come from any area code since they are using calling cards but most often it's 847.  While your SR is in BC answer all calls.  Just hang up on the spammers!!
I left you a message on your page as well as answering on the Boot Camp Moms page.

Comment by Jennifer on September 7, 2022 at 9:25pm

Thank you all for these answers. I'm sorry I never answered any of them. I finally heard from my son in a letter but I love the fact that you all try to be so supportive of the mom's going through this. Thank you Jennifer 

Comment by Chipmunk on September 7, 2022 at 10:11pm

Jennifer - You are welcome!! I hope you are following along in the BC Mom group page as well. 

Is your son going to be staying in GL for school or will he be flying out to another location for his schooling? 


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