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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.

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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Well let’s see 

1) USS New Jersey (not built yet)

via 2)USS Montana 

via 3) USS La Jolla ( to be scraped) 

The La Jolla is being converted to a nuclear prototype MTS.

My son, Jonathan, is a third class petty officer MMAFR (Machinist Mate Fireman Recruit) aboard the USS Washington.  He joined the crew last year.  Any other moms have a son who serves on the USS Washington?

My son is assigned to the USS Key West. He reports late March 2020. He is an MMN3.

Our son is an SECF ET-R on the USS Oklahoma City in Guam.  He's been there since May of 2018.

4Maineboys, I am assuming you are from Maine?  I have 3 boys, all in the military, but only one in the Navy.  He is assigned to the USS Indiana in Groton CT.


I am! We have four boys one in the Navy. He was in Groton for sub school for one year which was nice. So much closer than Guam!

Are you in Maine? How long has he been there?

No at the moment.  We live in MA, but plan to retire in Maine.  Hubby is from Rumford.  We have lived in Rumford, S. Paris, Searsport, New Harbor, Presque Isle and Wayne. (Hubby is a pastor, so we move around a bit!)

Where are you located?

Yes, Groton is much closer than Guam.  With our son and his family in Groton, we are only 2  hours away!

We live in Biddeford and we have a camp in Mt. Chase.


My Alex is aboard Chicago, out of Hawaii. He's headed for Groton next month. It's his 2nd enlistment so they gave him shore duty. He says the jokes on him, after 5 years in the tropics, Guam/Hawaii, he's headed for New England in March. He got winter clothes for Christmas.

Currently on USS John Warner


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