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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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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PCSing/ Moving

Lets talk about moving, real estate, how to pack, tips, horror stories, the good, the bad, DITY, Semi DITY and commercial moves; and share helpful websites.

Members: 144
Latest Activity: Dec 26, 2017

So much information!

Be sure to look through all the Discussion topics in the Discussion Forum - your question may have been addressed there.  Post your questions in the Comments section, or create a new Discussion for a more general question/topic.  Welcome to the group! 

Discussion Forum

Moving from West Coast to East Coast

Started by van1612 Dec 26, 2017. 0 Replies

We, my husband and I, will be moving from Washington to Virginia due to my husband’s PCS but we have never done this before and it’s a big move. Furthermore, he will be going on a 7 months long…Continue

Moving/Marriage After "A" School

Started by Bronco14. Last reply by Anti M Feb 19, 2016. 1 Reply

Hi ladies,I need some help! I posted this question in the group specific to my sailor's A school but I thought I'd post it here as well since this group is all about moving. My sailor is about half…Continue

repacking boxes & stuff in 2 locations

Started by garden gal. Last reply by Anti M Dec 24, 2015. 1 Reply

Hi, my son got orders to Whidbey island for his first assignment out of A school but was put on hold for security clearance processing.  He was told this could take several month.  Since my son &…Continue

tip for PCS'ing from Camp Lejeune NC

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Sep 26, 2015. 0 Replies

For anyone doing a DITY move out of Camp Lejeune NC:  Jane, the manager at Air Station Storage & U-Haul was incredibly knowledgeable about military procedure and paperwork and very helpful…Continue

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Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on June 24, 2010 at 6:22pm
You scare me Ruthella, but I love it!
I swear by these bankers boxes for books, dishes, glassware, all kinds of things besides files. You can't overload them so they don't get too heavy, you can label them easily, they stack together and last but not least, you LOOK organized ;)
I label all sides and the lids. You buy them in flat packs of 12 at Walmart or Officemax and they're easy to put together. You can re-use them to store stuff too. Now where's my Sharpie......

Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on June 24, 2010 at 6:08pm
Did you read the Dave Barry story up top? When prayer fails, use a match :) (talkin' bout moving, not Gloria)
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on June 24, 2010 at 5:53pm
Hey Gloria, you saved me a trip to drag you over here! How are you & where have you been?? Got any moving tips? Or horror stories? :)
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on June 24, 2010 at 2:48pm
Welcome!! These two are the best moms ever, you'll love them for their wit and infinite wisdom on all aspects of life, never hesitate to ask for help.
Comment by mikes mom on June 24, 2010 at 2:32pm
Hi !!! Marcy invited me to come in and take a look...I do have some experience in moving sooo I hope some day I can help someone...
My son is a corpsman like Marcy's son except mine went greenside ..Meaning he is deployed with his Marine's... Thanks for the invite Marcy..
Comment by Anti M on June 24, 2010 at 10:19am
Smoke, do the best you can. Whatever you do, they will do it a bit differently.

I'm used to the old way, no internet, they sent someone to eyeball your stuff for the estimate.
Comment by Sweet*Southern*Lady on June 24, 2010 at 8:35am
Castaway, Dobin, and Abbyblue feel free to cast your wealth of knowledge on us! Or if you have question or suggestions I'm pretty sure we're all ready to hear them.
Comment by Sweet*Southern*Lady on June 24, 2010 at 8:34am
I would also like to thank Marcy for taking the initiative to get the ball rolling on this group. She sought out members and is also our 2nd in discussion posts. :) Thanks Marcy!
Comment by Sweet*Southern*Lady on June 24, 2010 at 8:32am
Yikes 7 members! We've increased our member by 600% in a week! Crazy! Anti M I know your full of great advice thinks for participating.

Smoke, Welcome i'm totally will to scour the internet for advice or wisdom as it has to offer. Brady and I are moving to Tucson, we own 0 furniture so looks like we'll be packing the vehicles and buying when we get there.

Tracy, Welcome! Pcola is beautiful. I'm looking for our late May move there in 2013!
Comment by Anti M on June 24, 2010 at 8:15am
HI, My name is Anti M (auntie em)... I'm on N4M since my nephew is a nuke in prototype. However, I was born and raised in the Navy, joined the Navy, married Navy and am now retired Navy. So yeah, I've done more than a few moves. Oddly, no DIY, but we've hauled a trailer or two on some of our moves. I've even moved with pets from Japan!

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