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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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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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Horse Loving Navy Moms

Do you love horses, have a horse or want to just talk about horses? Come on in and sit a spell!

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Latest Activity: Aug 16

Discussion Forum

Pictures of our horses

Started by CCR. Last reply by Connie foaling-lady (Groton) Jan 25, 2011. 34 Replies


Started by mattsmom/kts424. Last reply by mattsmom/kts424 Oct 7, 2010. 9 Replies

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Comment by ashers99 (A School Class 1238A) on June 26, 2012 at 9:44am

My horse has arrived in Goose Creek, SC and is settling in to the quarantine pens at the barn on base. I'm very impressed with the barn and would recommend it to anyone who wants to bring their horses with them to NWS Charleston.

Comment by Connie foaling-lady (Groton) on March 30, 2012 at 10:17pm

nytesail, once again this proves we horse-lovers need to have our heads examined! Literally! Hope you're all right. I've had my nose broken 3 times by horses, all just random movements, being in the wrong space by bad luck ...hopefully you'll be able to sleep without too much throbbing.

Comment by nytesail on March 30, 2012 at 9:30pm

Just had to share with those who may have had the same type of experience...I got clobbered by my horses head yesterday afternoon.  We were walking out to the pasture gate side by sided, he stepped and as he stepped he must have stumbled and spooked himself and ever so quickly he stepped back and at the same time turned his head in my direction and whap!! got me on the right side of my face.  I was more concerned about the other horsed getting through the gate and before I could even put the fence up the blood was dripping from my mouth and nose.  What a mess... no teeth missing, no broken  bones. Just swelling and bruising.  I know he felt somethng was wrong, he followed me around the whole time I was getting things put together.  I had to keep moving forward after I cleaned and rinsed my mouth and face.  Went to shovel and feed them just like normal.  I paid for it today.  I went to the dentist because my teeth still hurt.  All is good.  Thanks for 'listening'.  He is sooo insecure and skittish.  In due time  he'll gain confidence, I know it.

Comment by ashers99 (A School Class 1238A) on March 22, 2012 at 2:09pm

Thanks for searching for me!

I finally got a hold of the correct person for boarding horse on base! It's a lot cheaper than boarding locally and the facilities look good too. This is their website:

That site also has a lot of information about stables on other bases.

Comment by ashers99 (A School Class 1238A) on February 2, 2012 at 1:28pm

Chris & Connie, Thank you! I would really appreciate that!

Comment by nytesail on January 27, 2012 at 10:47am

Yep, it was the candy cane lotion I bet.  I never wore it before, too sweet but I thought what the heck.  Your description is right on.  He is mine now as of a few weeks ago and hasn't been ridden in almost 4 years.  He's 1/2 Percheron and 1/2 Wild Mustang from WY's Land Mgmt. Bureau &  I love him and I know he loves me and his sassiness yesterday had to be the lotion scent.  He was licking up a storm and funny, funny faces along with pawing.  I have been working with him and I could not get him to listen yesterday to save my life.  Lunging(longe), getting him to take the bit(working with the bridle is a chore anyway, it's been so long for him)  even brushing him was a task.  It is anyway when they roll now that it's mud and no longer snow but it was bad.  Well, thanks for the info and I'll be here often.  I do have some pics posted. 

Take care.  Lori

ps, love our Sailors!!

Comment by Connie foaling-lady (Groton) on January 27, 2012 at 8:19am

Hi nytesail. "Pawing" is often about anticipation and/or fretting (getting fed, getting turned out, watching a buddy leave). No harm done unless the horse is creating a deep hole in the stall (in that case, cover his favorite pawing area with a rubber mat). Showing the teeth in a big grin is usually due, believe it or not, to something the horse has smelled (cigarette smoke, perfume, another horse) .. a horse has scent glands in the mouth and does this "flehmen response" involuntarily, sometimes curling the lips in a pretty funny way. Stallions do it a lot. Makes for great photos!!

Comment by nytesail on January 27, 2012 at 12:02am

Hello, I am helping out at a small hobby farm and am around horses and wonder what it means when the horse scratches the floor with his hoof in the same spot.  I haven't seen him do this ever before.  Also today he 'grinned' so big and showed his teeth often like a cartoon.?!  Any thoughts? 

Comment by Connie foaling-lady (Groton) on January 25, 2012 at 11:27pm

ashers99, I will ask my son ... he showed me the stables in a drive-by but it's near a restricted area I think so we didn't actually tour it. Also, my son's gf believe it or not takes horseback riding lessons for college credit, at a stable on St John's Island, about 1/2 hr from base (maybe more, we drove there in a very roundabout way) ... but I noted several stables in that area. Will ask her, too.

Comment by ashers99 (A School Class 1238A) on January 25, 2012 at 8:19pm

Connie, yes my husband is a nuke! I plan to use a hauling company for sure. I've found a few that offer military discounts but would welcome any suggestions and advice. Right now the hardest part is finding somewhere to board since I can't actually go an look at any facilities from across the country. I know there is a boarding facility on base but I haven't been able to find out very much information about it.


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