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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.

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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Ladies here we go, another ship. This on we have to thank the CMC from the USS Decatur, he has been working with me to get the other ships involved.


This Ship needs to go fast, they will be changing Addresses in mid- February and we need them done before the change.

There are 330 aboard the ship and they need some Love for us, The Chaplain said they are inneed of something that will lift their spirits. They have been working long hours and little or no communications with the families at home. We all know how hard this can be on a person.

Lets make their faces light up with each pillowcase, let let them know that we here at home support them.

PLEASE make sure that you stick to your ship dates and that you let SUE and I know your counts and when you ship. There will ONLY be 2 waves so make sure you let us know ASAP.


Wave 1 - Jan. 12th -16th


Birdie -30


Terry D 35

Ethel 29

Carol C 25

Arlene 57

Cindy S 25

Sue S 30

Sue L 13

Janie K 25

Maryellen- 1+(3 These are command not in count)

Ladies You have done an AWSOME JOB!!!! We will not need a second wave  PLEASE make sure you let Sue and I know when You ship... God Bless You ALL !!!!!!!! 


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good job Maryellen.  I will put the plea out.

Here are the 40 I'm shipping.

they look fabulous as always!  thank you!

Here are the 35 I have ready for the mail on Monday.  Sorry the top edge is so dark!!  I am sending in 2 medium flat rate boxes.  Couldn't get them all in a large flat rate, or find the large game board flat rate anywhere in town.  Had room for a bag of tootsie roll pops in each box!

My pillowcases went out yesterday, 1-14-13.

they look great Terry!  I recognize some of that fabric haha!

thanks for mailing!

go to to order the game boxes to be sent direct to your house.  they work really great!

Arlene mailed 55, I am mailing 15, Birdie mailed 40.  Terri B, have you mailed yet?

I did order some of those last week-end after I couldn't find any in town.  They arrived today!  I'll be ready the next time!

they work really great!  Terri B have you mailed?  Lyn, did you get your's mailed today?  I am the last mailer and won't until I get all the confirmations in.


Sorry this took so long. I have been really ill since I got back from FL. I mailed the pcs on Friday.

thanks Lyn.  sorry to hear that you've been sick!  I mailed mine on Saturday so the ship is done!

Sue forwarded this to me today --- so nice to know my boxes arrived, and I'm humbled this Sailor took the time to send the note:

On Jan 30, 2013, at 5:03 PM, 

> I just wanted to thank terry Davis for her pillowcase
> <image.jpeg>

I wrote back to him and asked him to describe it, but haven't heard as yet.  Yes, it is nice to know that the boxes have arrived.


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