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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.

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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.


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USS Normandy

Group for USS Normandy family.

Members: 23
Latest Activity: Sep 2, 2019

Discussion Forum

To the mother and daughters of USS Normandy

Started by Normaw2boyzndNavy Apr 25, 2011. 0 Replies

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Comment by Smoothsailing on September 2, 2019 at 6:25pm

Hello, does anyone have a sailor currently aboard ?

Comment by mslinda1976 on June 8, 2015 at 9:23pm

Welcome, nice to know others are from Normandy

Comment by aggiemom5417 on May 31, 2015 at 6:58pm
Hi, Normandy family!
I'm new to blogging and new to N4M, my son, Christopher, was recently assigned to the Normandy. He's my firstborn and first to serve, so I really don't know what's what about all of this. Please forgive my ignorance.
Is there anything I can be doing to support my boy besides praying?
I am so proud of our sailors. I love that someone on the ship is posting on the Normandy's official Facebook page fairly often. It's great seeing what they're up to even if I don't see my kid in the images.
I'd love to hear from someone who's walked this road before me.
Comment by mslinda1976 on May 1, 2015 at 6:18pm

Hello Normandy family:

My daughter is on the USS Normandy. We are very proud of her and her accomplishments. I am new to NavyMoms and at times I have alot of questions. Good luck to you all and your families.

Comment by Mary (Toms Mom) on May 23, 2013 at 9:47pm
I just found out that my son got orders to Norfolk, and will be stationed on the USS Normandy. I'm happy to join the Normandy family, I've already read all I can about the ship.
Comment by Mattmother on November 14, 2012 at 12:10am
Hi Cathilee,
I don't know he is still at Bootcamp, his graduation will be this coming Friday and we would be getting more information.
Thanks a lot for responding and please tell me if your son likes his new assignment .
Comment by Mattmother on November 12, 2012 at 10:47pm

Hi moms and wifes, my son is graduating from Bootcamp this coming Friday and he just told us during a phone call he was assigned to the USS Normandie, he has to be at Norfolk Dic the 31st. Would you please give me any advice or information? I'm a new Navy family member and feel really worry and lost.

Thank you in advance and i look forward to meet other family members.

Comment by MEsailormom on September 1, 2012 at 7:17am

I had the honor to visit the USS Normandy yesterday as they are in our small Maine Harbor for the weekend. All your Sailors are so great! We are laying out the red carpet for them. Made me miss my son oh so much but it was so great to thank them all for their service!

Comment by Harmonyworks on August 14, 2012 at 8:41pm

Hi! My husband is now on the Normandy- and I'm hoping to find a few good friends! Please msg or add me :)

Comment by MEsailormom on July 18, 2012 at 4:40pm

I am looking for all the Corpsman from the USS Normandy to come to my home for a lobster dinner while they are in port here in Maine over Labor Day. Please contact me!  We have community events planned but I want to extend a special thanks from a Corpsman Mom!


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