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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.

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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Submarine moms are special:

 --- All of us have boys, "SAILORS!"

 --- Who serve on "boats,"

 --- With whereabouts unknown, and

 --- We only get sporadic, short emails while they're out!


Tell us where your sailor serves...

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My son, Steffan, is on the USS MISSOURI out of Groton, CT.  First deployment.  He is the youngest sailor on the boat and loves alll of it!!


Hey Candy..our son Jarrett is also aboard the USS Nevada..Gold Crew.  in Bangor - radioman... hope he runs into Chet..we are in TN and he got to come home for Thanksgiving but we sure missed him at Christmas this year.  Safety and blessings to all our sailors!


My son Andre is also on the Nevada Gold out of Bangor WA. He is a Missile Tech. He should know ur son Jarrett. He has been there since December 2010.

Is your son still on the USS Nevada Gold? 

Candy -

My son is on the Nevada Blue Crew, he will be going out later this year for his first patrol; he also is a Fire Control Tech.

I visited my son and wife in the Bremerton/Seattle area early in January.  It is a beautiful area, hope to go back in warmer weather.


Candy -

My son, Sean, is on the Nevada "Blue Crew."  He is also a new Fire Control Tech.  He and his wife moved to Bremerton last fall from Groton.   I live in Michigan and visited him in January for his birthday.  It is a little nerve wracking thinking about everything, but I have great faith in Sean and the Navy, and am very proud of his choice.


My son is on the Nevada Blue Team.  I visited Bremerton, WA in January, it is very lovely area.
My sailor is on the Nevada Blue Crew also, his first patrol.  I am so nervous for him, but I know he will do well.....
I'm sorry I missed all your replies!  I didn't realize how long it has been since I've been on this site!  Our sons probably know each other by now. They're both on the Nevada, Blue Crew, and both are FT's.  We're from Florida.  Chet was visiting his brother in Alaska (Air Force) when he was recruited into the Navy, and he's been adapting to the cold weather ever since!  From Alaska, to Connecticut, to Washington. I'm hoping to visit him in Washington this summer!  It's been too long!

I am glad to meet you Candy, I am sure our sailors will get to know eachother. I think my son is the blue crew...but I hear that they all get to know eachother. 

 Regards for a wonderful Easter!!

My son, Josh, is in "Nuke" school at Charleston,S.C. He will study for a little over a year and half. I am also from Alabama and a big Tide fan. Roll Tide Roll

My son will be part of the crew after A school on May 3rd. He is also a Machinist Mate


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