Navy Stories

COVID-19 Restrictions Lead to Successful Recruiting at Fort McCoy

ARTICLE SOURCE: NAVY CHIEF PETTY OFFICER ELIJAH G. LEINAAR Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Navy has taken great care to protect its newest recruits from the virus, establishing precautions and measures that enabled the service to graduate more than 17,000 recruits through boot camp since March. To support this mission-essential undertaking, sailors… Read More ›

Women in the Military

I had the honor of attending Officer Candidate School with Vernice Armour. Vernice is a former United States Marine Corps officer who was the first African-American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and the first African-American female combat pilot in the U.S. Armed Forces. She flew the AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter in the… Read More ›

Just Released 2021 Graduation Schedule

RTC just released an updated 2021 Recruit Training Command Graduation Schedule.  PIR/Graduations scheduled out to March 18th, 2021 Capping ceremony (recruitsโ€™ transition to full-fledged sailors) held at the end of the, โ€œBattle Stations 21.โ€  Watch a video of a typical โ€œCapping Ceremonyโ€ at US Navy Capping Ceremony – YouTube Pass-In-Review ceremony (divisions march in formation… Read More ›


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