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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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Japan Moms

For all the Moms(and Dads) with a Sailor in Japan

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Comment by T-Lynn on March 15, 2023 at 2:02pm

Hugs .

 Ok other Pan moms - time to check in!!!

Gossip tank is low, I need to fuel

Comment by Blondie on March 6, 2023 at 9:00am

Miss, LOVE the idea and the Finished product! Beautiful Quilts and Memories!!

T-Lynn, Thanks we are so excited, Another busy, Happy year ahead.

Comment by T-Lynn on March 5, 2023 at 2:22pm


Blondie - congrats two my grandbaby girls !!!!! Those babies are going to be loved.  And Congrats to Connor's dad and new family.  Looking forward to hearing about your trip to Texas!!! what a darling - she even stamped her foot!!!

How beautiful - Miss !!! those ae loving quilts. And I would have never knew that was a gun closet.   Sending Reiki to to your sister and if its ok a healing spell this evening too. The Moon is going full and the best time to ask for help.

Here we have a sunny day - wow is that rare! And we have robins too!! so Spring is coming. 

wish I had some gossip - but i  know I will get some soon. 

Need to get along - I have a Have to List that I HAVE to start. 


Sending Light and Love Kim 

Comment by Mississippi Mom on March 2, 2023 at 10:24pm

This was my hubby’s gun cabinet that was no longer in use.  I painted it, got new glass cut and whaaalaah, I now have a quilt storage cabinet.  Most of these quilts are my Moms, with the exception of a couple that were my Grandmother’s and one that my Great-Grandmother pieced for me.   Some of these are older than I am.   I am so happy that these are displayed and no longer in closets.  

Comment by Mississippi Mom on March 2, 2023 at 10:18pm

Blonde, if I get all of mine done, I will head your way!   You would fire me, cause you would be running circles around me!   
Excited for you and all of your expectant grands!  You may have to share some with me.   I hope you get to make that trip to Texas soon.  She will be happy to get your package, I’m sure. 
Please say a prayer for my oldest sister.  She fell last week in her yard on some concrete steps and cracked her shoulder and broke 3 bones in her wrist.    She is going back to Dr. tomorrow. I am going to help her get dressed to go.  Bless her heart, she is really bummed that she is going to be down for 6 weeks.  She loves working in her yard.  

T-Lynn, Happy Birthday!  Sounds like a fun day!  I am just taking a small break, and am planning on going back to work.  I am trying to get some things done here at home before I start a new job.  Also, we are planning a trip out West to see our daughter and son-in-law.   We like to take about 2 weeks.   
We had some storms last night and are expecting more tonight. We didn’t have any damage, just lightening, wind, and mega rain.   My son had lightning to run in to his TV and security system.  He said that the lightening hit a tree in his neighbor’s yard and caused his damage.  Hubs told him yo be thankful that it didn’t hit all of of their appliances.  
I hope all of you are well.  Will try to send a picture of one of my projects.  

Comment by Blondie on March 1, 2023 at 3:28pm

Kim, hope all is well with your son.

Miss, if you get all your projects done come this way, I have Plenty of projects. 

T-Lynn, Glad to hear you had a Wonderful Birthday and that you're doing so good with that new knee. Praying the other one is Soon and just as quick a recovery.  Congrats to Son. 

Our weather is on a 3 day rotation and NOT a good one.  More rain then snow this winter, we'll get a good sunny day about once a week then the winds come and the temps. dropped and UGGG YUCK!

Texas family is Finally communicating more. Talked to daughter for 2 hours and 15 mins. last Saturday, just like old times! Tahlia sent me a voice mail about broke my heart. Nana, I MISS you and Want you to walk through my door right now! (with all the drama too, even stomped her foot.) LOL and then she says, oh well, it was worth a try, I LOOVE you Nana. I sent a package out for her on Monday, so can't wait till she gets it.  I miss that girl something fierce.  Sadly all her long weekends are spent with her Dad.  And he gets her for her birthday. We had discussed flying out for the weekend, now we'll have to try for after her birthday. So hard with both of us still working. Boss is taking off Memorial day weekend BUT she'll be with her Dad.  We might just have to wait till the 4th of July :(   Might get to see my other 2 earlier then I thought. (YEAH)  Also adding 3 more!  Connor's Dad is marrying a nice lady with 3 kids, helping them move into their house this weekend.  Also going to a Baby shower for a nephew/Godson another Great-Niece is on the way!!!  Jane (adopted daughter) is due in late April and Sara (adopted daughter) is do in early May both are waiting to see what God Blesses us with. 

I think that is all for now, Office is humming, I have 3 practitioners in today.  So, I'll say Bye for now

Comment by T-Lynn on March 1, 2023 at 1:34pm

HI !!!!!!

Oh Kim - how good to hear from you.  I too hope for the BEST MRI results. And that you are having the a wonderful fun/restful vacation !!!! Hugs.

Miss - i thought you were retired?   I must have missed something in a communication. But I have been doing that of late. Seems what I read and what my brain decodes has been two very different things.   I blame it on the weather.  If I blame my age - I'll have to admit getting old and not maintaining that I am a Recycled Teenager.

BTW, I am officially 68 now. BD was 2-23-23. And I had dinner out with a free dessert. And gambled!  I won and I lost, but what fun!!!

Glad your weather is better Miss - it is cold - damp - and an over cast of gray - STILL !  Its been weeks of this. Kinda dulls one's spirits.  But the Spring birds are flying in and there have been 4 different species of birds checking out the nest in the Maple tree near our deck. Spring is here - just need to feel and see it.

Good news form sailor - he has moved into the Officers Bachelor's Barracks, so he is saving money now.  But no letter from step granddaughter stationed in Pensicola.  I know she must be busy - so I should write her.

Otherwise doing good with new knee - I see another doctor on March 31st to see about he right knee.  Just think I will could have matching new knees soon. Then I can really mess with those x-rays units at the airports! 

Need to get - still have things to get done before grandson gets home from school.


Sending positive vibes - Hugs

Comment by Mississippi Mom on February 17, 2023 at 10:51pm

Kim, praying for great results for your son.   I am so glad you are heading to Florida!  I hope you have a great time and lots of R & R.   I understand exactly what you mean about “hanging it up”. I just told my hubby that I am totally enjoying being off.  I do have a job prospect, but it will not be full time until late summer.  I am tackling some projects that I have been putting off forever.  My sister and husband thinks I will be a hermit by the end of the summer. LOL!   

TLynn, sounds like a fun Valentine’s Day for you and hubs.  We went out for lunch and had a great time. 

It has turned cold in the South!  It was 75 this week and I was loving it.  We had some spitting snow this morning.   I am so ready for Spring!

Comment by Kim on February 15, 2023 at 8:18am

You ladies have been busy.  I have been keeping up reading but not responding.

First.  I hope none of you live close to that train derailment in Ohio/Pittsburgh.  That sure is scary.   Please check in Ohio moms.

I live near Philadelphia.  Still a little bummed about the super bowl results.

My husband has been in Florida for the month with my sister and another couple.  We rented a house.  I fly down Saturday and will drive back with them.  Chris, I sent you a friend request so I can send you a message.

Today my son has his MRI and I drive down to Maryland tomorrow to get the results.  Please say a prayer.

Work has been really hectic the last two months.  It's almost time to hang up my hat.  I sure can use this 2 week break.  Everyone needs to post an update so I have reading material on the plane.

Comment by T-Lynn on February 14, 2023 at 12:05pm

Happy Valentines' Day

have fun Blondie with grand kids.  and glad you had a date might.

Vic and I did too last Saturday evening at the Burpee Museum.   Dancing, drinks, fancy pastries and the museum  with out kids!

busy now doing Cub Scout final details for a blue and Gold Banquet - harry potter theme too.

wish all a good day  and week  hugs. 


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