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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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For Moms or Wives who have loved ones on the Alaska, either Blue or Gold Crew.

Members: 30
Latest Activity: Oct 25, 2016

Discussion Forum

ombudsman - gold crew

Started by Griffins mom ship 14 div 25. Last reply by fayegirrl4* Jun 23, 2016. 3 Replies

Good  morning,My sailor son is on gold crew, on first underway.  He didn't connect me to an ombudsman, so was wondering if any of you could provide that information?Thanks,KathleenContinue

Leave dates

Started by karinabeana611. Last reply by karinabeana611 Jun 24, 2013. 3 Replies

Hey I was just wondering what your experiences have been like with the dates they get for they usually stay the same? He told me the week he can take for leave and I found plane tickets…Continue

In between deployments

Started by karinabeana611. Last reply by karinabeana611 May 15, 2013. 4 Replies

For those of you that have experience with the time in between deployments...what do they typically do then? Are they allowed to take leave during that time as well? If so, how much? Just trying to…Continue

Blue Crew

Started by Kss. Last reply by Lin (Winston's Mom) May 1, 2011. 1 Reply

My son is on the Blue Crew. He told me all about the deployment which was his first one. I so happy that he is back.KristenContinue

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Comment by NavyMomLG on January 8, 2014 at 2:27pm

So glad to hear that karinabeana611!  It's been pretty quiet on here, I was wondering if the Gold Crew was still out.

Comment by karinabeana611 on January 7, 2014 at 7:55pm

I got emails today- my sailor is doing well! So happy! :)

Comment by karinabeana611 on December 23, 2013 at 9:21pm

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to everyone! :) Gold Crew-maybe we'll hear from our sailors soon! <3

Comment by NavyMomLG on December 6, 2013 at 3:37pm

Congratulations to Winston, and to you too Lin!!  I have been away from N4M for a couple months because my company blocked the site.  I was so excited to be able to get back in today.  I decided to check because I saw some pictures on Facebook this morning of my son with Winston and some other friends and it made me miss this group.

I hope all of you have been well and are enjoying this holiday season.  I finally have my tree up and lit but not decorated yet and no presents purchased.  Have to work on that this weekend.

Comment by karinabeana611 on December 4, 2013 at 4:17pm

Congrats, Lin! :)

Comment by karinabeana611 on November 30, 2013 at 8:01pm

My boyfriend passed his board! I'm so proud! :) He has his dolphins now! Hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving!

Comment by karinabeana611 on November 19, 2013 at 7:47pm

I got to meet his parents this summer! :) He came up to visit me for a week and they flew out from Montana and surprised both of us. :) It was so sweet. He hadn't seen them since the holidays, and well, it was my first time meeting them in person. I'd written to his mom a lot by emails, but never met them in person. It was so nice to meet them and he said that they really like me! :) We've been together for over a year now, and with a deployment thrown in there it really messes up the perception of time. In some ways it feels like it's been way longer, in other ways I feel like I've barely gotten to spend time with him. But, I feel so lucky that a sailor stole my heart. Times may not be ideal now, but I feel like I appreciate him even more when he's away and it makes me love him more and more. 

It's always hard to say goodbye, and I'm sure it wasn't easy saying goodbye to Joey. I hope he comes home soon and comes home safe. :) Hope everything goes well for you! I'm happy for you that he was able to come home this weekend! :)

Comment by karinabeana611 on November 18, 2013 at 3:47pm

Hope everyone else is doing well! :) I have had some emails from my boyfriend (who is Gold Crew) so I know they're doing fine. If anyone needs a friend to talk to or anything let me know! :)

Comment by NavyMomLG on October 7, 2013 at 8:29pm

Great news!! So happy for all the wives to have their sailors home.  Curious if you knew and were able to meet the boat.

Comment by NavyMomLG on October 7, 2013 at 1:00pm

Yea Lin!!!  It's good to know that our emails are at least making it through and hopefully keeping their spirits up.


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