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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."


**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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Today is an emotional day for me with a flood of memories. They grow up so fast. It seems like just yesterday he graduated high school and was shipping out to bootcamp. My son recently shipped out on his 1st deployment. He hasn't gotten his mailing address yet to give me yet. I have care packages full of snacks and toiletries ready to address and ship.

Prayers appreciated 

Jen OS Mom

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on July 2, 2021 at 1:51pm

You got this Jen!  Hopefully you'll get his email address soon.  He should also reach out to the ombudsman and have you added to their email list to keep you up to date on things.  Is he on a sub or carrier?  And have you joined the page for whichever one he is on?  It's possible he could call you - if he's on a carrier - so just like boot camp, be sure to answer all calls!

Hang in there!

Comment by Jen(OS Mom) on July 2, 2021 at 1:57pm
He,s on the CV. He just called me as I'm typing this!!! Says he got the top rack. :)
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on July 2, 2021 at 2:01pm

I just saw your comment - Yay!  Hopefully he gets you on the list soon too.

And I see you joined the Vinson group - it's not real active but maybe more will comment now.

Comment by Chipmunk on July 2, 2021 at 9:50pm

Hi Jen !!

Hugs my sea sister!! I second getting on the Ombudsman page. It is the only thing that keeps us truly connected with regards to our sailor's ship other than his direct information that he gives us. And the occasional emails from the ship. 

And yes, answer all calls even if they are from a different number!! You never know!


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