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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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mothers and family members of sailors stationed on USS GERMANTOWN.

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Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2019

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Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on February 25, 2011 at 9:23pm
Hey Brenda and all.  This morning I got an email from Abigail.  Apparently she has been shopping and riding an elephant.  The first day on land she said she was pushed by a monkey and said "he was sooo cute".  She's hoping to call me at their next port.  Meanwhile, she's working on pictures to send home on CD's...  Can't wait for that!  I'll share of course.
Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on February 7, 2011 at 5:03am

If anyone is interested in seeing what our sailors are participating in, last year's annual exercises were featured on FOX and on You Tube.  This is of 2010 and not 2011.  (There are other videos from previous exercises that you can see on YT.) Somewhere I read that our ships are 3 miles off shore and the (Marines) AAV's travel the distance to shore. It is a multi national participatory exercise of approx 11,000. So, while we're all watching the Super Bowl, this is the type of exercises that they started.  Isn't it very exciting? 

PS  They Finally received mail! 

Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on February 4, 2011 at 3:00am

Abigail says in an email: 

Ok, all we see is amazingly blue water and it feels like a hot spring in Florida.  It's so pretty=]


Abigail wrote on FB about replenishment picture taken on Jan. 31st.:

"HAHA!! That's huge 4000-5000 lb cargo boxes that the Marines brought with them, also 7 ton trucks, humvies, forklifts, the works in other words ^_^ I love walking through them. I feel like I'm in a maze hehe"

Comment by ladybug1961 on February 2, 2011 at 8:55pm
I just today got Kurtis email address..He doesn't tell me squat..except was I gonna buy him the nitendo game thingy.. I will get back to ya if I here anything..hugs
Comment by ladybug1961 on February 1, 2011 at 9:14pm
It is so exciting to see this and know our kids are on it!  Thanks
Comment by ladybug1961 on February 1, 2011 at 9:07pm
how did you know that?  I have not heard from Kurtis..does Brandon know him?
Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on February 1, 2011 at 8:48pm
Hover and open the picture below, then you can use the magnifier to see if there's anyone you can recognize. Good Luck. (Personally, I cannot see that far.)

They have a lot of "stuff" on the center and aircraft decks!!
Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on February 1, 2011 at 8:40pm
USS Germantown (LSD 42) receives stores from USNS Pecos (T-AO 197) during a vertical replenishment on January 31.
Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on February 1, 2011 at 8:39pm
Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on January 27, 2011 at 12:54pm

Happy to hear we're finally getting contact!  You can always count on McDonalds!

I finally received a reply, short but sweet, "I appreciate it hopefully I'll get it 2 ports from now -.-... lol"  

Now WHAT does that mean?  They must be on the move again or will be?  I guess it's not my job to keep up.  De-stress!


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