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OK - When is PIR and What is Their Mailing Address?

OK - When is PIR and What is Their Mailing Address? Typically the first 4-10 days after the new recruits arrive at RTC are called Processing Days or P-Days. Around holidays and sometimes for unforese… View »

Contact your Sailor - RTC Division Addresses

Proper mailing addresses for Recruits are:  SR LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI  SHIP XXX DIV XXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXX GREAT LAKES IL 60088-XXXX Ship 2 3600 Ohio Street Great Lakes, IL 60088-3156 S… View »

Moment of Truth

Eric Maisel, an 18-year-old Montana native, stood up to confess that he had been issued four traffic tickets--and not three as his Navy recruit forms indicated. Another youth, an 18-year-old Oregon n… View »

Something you should know about ADD or ADHD 1 Comment

Uniformed Policy Generally, all branches of service should follow DOD Directive 6130.3, "Medical Standards for Appointment, Enlistment or Induction in the Military Services." According to the policy,… View »

Captain's Cup Competition 1 Comment

Captain's Cup is a fun, friendly athletic event held on the Saturday prior to a training group's graduation. The recruits get a free morning to enjoy some fun competition between the divisi… View »

Recruit Division Command Structure 4 Comments

  Recruit Division Command Structure       How recruits fit into division staff at RTC:   Recruit Chief Petty Officer (RCPO)   The RCPO is the primary recruit assistant… View »

Boot Camp Grooming & Appearance Standards


Official RTC Training Guide

Recruit_Trainee_Guide_rev_A_July_2009.pdf View »

Complete Family Guide for Attending PIR 1 Comment

  Click here for the Family Guide View »

Possible RTC Awards/Flags 3 Comments

  RTC Flags and Awards   At each Pass-In-Review, the six recipients of awards will be announced. The Award Winners are chosen among recruits who go before a board of RTC personnel for ins… View »



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Phishing for Info

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Before A School

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My little sailor

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my dad skII Wolfcale

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Off to A School

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Son leaves for San Diego

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Form letter

Posted by John D O'Rourke on September 16, 2021 at 5:58am 2 Comments

Boot Camp

Posted by Mark F Durovka on March 22, 2021 at 8:46pm 2 Comments


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Bittersweet Happiness

Posted by Jim Lisi on December 13, 2020 at 1:21pm 3 Comments

Pride and Honor

Posted by Elliott Peigen on September 7, 2020 at 9:56am 2 Comments

Introducing Myself

Posted by John Lillyblad on March 18, 2020 at 4:38pm 5 Comments

Mail problems

Posted by Fernando Bolano on March 17, 2020 at 2:36pm 3 Comments

SHIP 06 DIV 100

Posted by Chris Koning on February 9, 2020 at 3:54pm 0 Comments

Ship 10 Div 114

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Ship 2 Division 907

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