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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."

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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Anyone with recruits who left for BC this week?

Looking for parents of recuits who left yesterday (1/12/2011)....Thanks


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Comment by YMM (Ship 12 Div 98) on January 14, 2011 at 9:06am

My son enter RTC GL on Weds. He called to say he was there. Now I wait for the box and the first letter.



Comment by YMM (Ship 12 Div 98) on January 14, 2011 at 9:07am
Comment by Nikki "Tony"s mom" on January 14, 2011 at 11:31am
My son left 1-12-11 for BC in Chicago Great lakes. Not sure were your son went to, I'm new to all of this and missing him terribly! I received my 30 second phone call weds night and now I'm not sure when I'll hear from him again, this waiting is horrible. I wish I had an address to at least write to. Does anybody know how long it will be before we here from them again or get an address to write to?
Comment by theonlysouthgirl on January 14, 2011 at 4:58pm
My son left Knoxville, TN on 1/12/11.  I am so proud and happy, but wow that was hard!  I think the next time we hear from them is like in 3 weeks or so, but I think they have to "earn" those privileges.  I was told the estimated PIR date is 3/11/11.  Maybe some of our sons will get to know each other, and/or we'll get to watch them graduate at the same ceremony.
Comment by TWeed on January 14, 2011 at 8:40pm
My son leaves Maine on 1/19.  Not sure if they are going to be in the same class or not.  I'm not looking forward to his final swearing in and watching him leave.  Any tips would be a wonderful help.
Comment by Proud of my Sailor on January 14, 2011 at 9:17pm

TWEED--My advise is "Stay busy'!


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