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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 as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**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).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer 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.

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Event Details

Navy Week - Spokane

Time: May 11, 2009 to May 18, 2009
Location: Spokane, WA
City/Town: Spokane
Website or Map:…
Event Type: navy week
Organized By: Navy for Moms Admin
Latest Activity: May 14, 2009

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Event Description

Navy Week is coming to Spokane May 11th through 18th!

For those of you that are not sure what Navy Weeks are, they consists of a series of events designed to tell the Navy story: what the Navy does, why it’s important, and what opportunities exist in today’s Navy.

Spokane Navy Week 2009 is packed with events demonstrating the mission of the Navy and our proud heritage. These events could include and Navy Band performances, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Dive Tank, SEAL Accelerator,Blue Angels F/A-18 Flight Simulator, Accelerate Your Life Experience (AYLE) Simulator and Navy Theme-Wrapped Suburban all intent to give the public a personal look at the men and women of the Navy serving throughout the world in different roles.

Rear Admiral Symonds, Commander Navy Region Northwest will serve as our spokesperson and there will also be Navy Band and other outstanding local Sailors.

N4M is not sponsoring this event, but if you're interested in coordinating something special with fellow N4M members, here's some Do's and Don'ts to keep in mind :)

DO get involved with Navy Weeks.

- You are encouraged to participate in Navy Week activities when appropriate.

- If you want to get involved with the Navy coordinators, your group should appoint a "spokesperson" to coordinate with the Navy. (This will alleviate multiple calls on the same topic.). The Navy Week points of contact can be found on Go to the schedule and click on the city that you are interest in. The point of contact for that city's Navy Week will be listed.

DO NOT independently contact the flag officers or VIP participants involved in your town's Navy Week, but do work through the appointed Navy Week points of contact listed on

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Comment by AngieFromWA:BUDS Mom/ HM alumnus on May 14, 2009 at 11:38am
OK, here's the scoop. (Again, sorry I'm so behind the 8 ball this time!) I've also posted it on the Navy Moms in Spokane discussion on the WA/ORE Group. Hope we can all join in the fun somewhere, sometime the rest of the week/end! My family and I will probably be at the Navy Band concert at Riverfront park. Colene and I will definitely be at the Parade later on Saturday night! Hope to see others there...

Subject: RE: Navy Week in Spokane activities- support from Navy for Moms

Thank you for the message, see the attached document as it has our schedule of concerts. Please send as many people as you can to these concerts at the park- should be great.

I will be in touch if we think there is more we can work with you on and thank you in advance for your support and care for the Navy and its wonderful men and women- we greatly appreciate your leadership, sacrifice and care.


LCDR Robert S. Thoms

May 13, Wednesday:

9a – 3p Accelerate Your Life Display Medical Lake HS

May 14, Thursday:

9a – 3p Accelerate Your Life Display Mt. Spokane HS

10:30a – 12p Navy Band Concert Mt. Spokane HS

11a – 1p Military Appreciation Lunch Davenport Hotel
Lilac Festival

6p – 8p FREE Navy Band Concert & Enlistment of
New Sailor to Officer Candidate School and
Commissioning of (Ghana Native) and new Navy
Officer- sworn in by ADM Symonds Riverfront Park
Main Park Stage (on Spokane Falls Blvd)

May 15, Friday:

9a – 3p Accelerate Your Life Display University

7:30p 7 – 9p FREE Community - Navy Band Concert Mt. Spokane HS

May 16, Saturday:

11a – 7p Accelerate Your Life Display Riverfront Park

12p – 5p FREE Navy Band Concert in Park Riverfront Park
- Dixieland Band (stage next to Spokane Falls blvd)
5p – 6p Sea Cadet Awards Ceremony Riverfront Park

5:30p – 7p FREE Navy Rock Band Concert Riverfront Park
Main Stage

7:45p – 9p Lilac Festival Torchlight Parade (Admiral)
Comment by AngieFromWA:BUDS Mom/ HM alumnus on May 12, 2009 at 10:05pm
Welcome Theresa! I'm trying to put my finger on exactly where you are? Would you be available this Sunday to meet up with some Spokane Moms? We had a gathering tenetively planned that had to be postponed from earlier in the month. We'll see what the Navy has planned too and maybe we can meet up and all participate together. :-)
Comment by AngieFromWA:BUDS Mom/ HM alumnus on May 12, 2009 at 10:02pm
Hey Elle and everyone, I'm on it! Late to the party after being in Seattle for RMD week and trying to catch up on life since, but I'm all over it this week. =)
Just wanted to let you all know that I am awaiting a response from Lt. Comdr. Thoms who is the contact person for Navy Week in Spokane. Things are already underway here I'd assume, but there should be activities all week, possibly through next Monday. I'd expect the Navy Band, the AYLE simulator and of course there's the Armed Forces Day Parade downtown on Saturday.

Just found out my own Sailor will be marching in it, in his Dress Blues, good thing it's not too hot yet! Just hope it doesn't rain on their parade. :) I'll post info here as soon as I hear/know anything.
Theresa Fitzgerald-Dale Comment by Theresa Fitzgerald-Dale on May 11, 2009 at 7:05pm
I'm surprised that such an event is available to attend especially so close to home, a mere 48 miles away. Please tell me more!

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