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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 January 26, 2011 at 9:46pm
(Sorry for the double spacing...)
Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on January 26, 2011 at 9:46pm

nanathena:  You were in the AirForce?  Awesome.  Where is your son on the GTown and how long has he been on?  As you see, none of us have heard too much from our kids since leaving SD.  It's very frustrating, but I trust they are doing their job and will call when they're able.  Chin up!

Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on January 26, 2011 at 4:26am

Carol.  Thanks for letting us know.  I did get a short distressed email that ATM machine ate her bank card so she couldn't call home... 

I've taken care of business for her today and the absolute fastest way to get mail to her is strictly the Post Office, Priority or regular 1st class, with no guarantee of time delivery.  Both probably the same to an APO address they said.  UPS or FEDEX  will not do APO addresses and there's no OTHER land address that I know of to overnight to.  There's no moneygram in their city listed either.  She'll be okay, but will have to wait 1 to 2 weeks for mail to get to her.  So, she saves a little money!!  She'll survive. 

Please give us full details if and when you get a phone call as I may not hear from mine for a little while. 

Brenda, Sherry... you too!   XOXOXO

Comment by ladybug1961 on January 24, 2011 at 1:06pm
Oh and I think she is having more fun than he is...he he he he
Comment by ladybug1961 on January 24, 2011 at 1:06pm
I tried to explain to Kurtis about your daughter and where she was..He is in charge of the engine  and  a fireman, so I guess he would never run into her...I wanteded him to tell her Happy Birthday on the 30th...(right??)
Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on January 24, 2011 at 12:34pm

Hey!  Good News!  I see on Facebook, that sailors are making calls.  Have your phones ready in the next day or so.  You too may hear from your loved one.  I'm patiently waiting.  ;-)


Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on January 22, 2011 at 12:04pm
ABIGAILS SNIPPET:  :We did a "fresh water wash down" today and it was SOO fun! We use thefirefighting hoses and wash down the weather decks, bulkheads etc I stayed pretty dry but a buddy says "we'll make sure you're not so dry next time Ross!" LOL It was so fun.Sweeping water is definitely a work out for your arms by the way. =) NEED SHAMPOO!
Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on January 21, 2011 at 1:40pm
Evidently time is limited on computers on the ships. She says when you get to one, the others are already saying hurry up!  ""We saw a cargo ship today, the ones that carry the things for trains. First contact in like 2 weeks! LOL We're picking up marines in like less than a week, not even sure, its going to be SOO packed! We'll have vehicles on the flight deck and everywhere! This is going to be soo much fun. Anyways, I'll write more when I can. I love you""   I get email snippets and am extremely thankful for each and every one.  She says the weather is like Florida now.  I've not gotten any special requests, just a reminder that her birthday is coming up.  She'll be 19.  By the way, if you guys are on facebook, find the USS Germantown Ombudsman, explain to her who you are and your relation to sailor, and ask for friend request.  Then you'll get a few more updates on what's happening.  If you've not done this yet, trust me, you'll want to.  It is our PRIVATE Area, not to be shared.  (There's pictures!!)  Anyway, Just wanted to share a snippet!  Hope all is well with everyone.
Comment by ladybug1961 on January 21, 2011 at 11:21am
wow this can get crazy with email and facebook and who is who...hope to figure it out real soon. someone said we might hear from our sailors on USS Germantown soon!!! YEAH
Comment by Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! on January 19, 2011 at 3:43pm
Hey Ladybug!  I have a daughter onboard.  I've found out a bit since they left.  I sent a friend request so I can send you information on how to learn more about what going on, but not on public view! =]

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