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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 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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USS Rodney M. Davis

For all families supporting sailors of the USS Rodney M. Davis!

Members: 64
Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2014

Navy Sailor Pictures, Images and Photos
**Welcome just a reminder that we can't post anything with last names,dates, or ship movements for security reasons**
This is from the USPS 1 800 610 8734 select option #1 then #1 again. Ask for the Military kit ~[boxes] ~or military pack~[envelopes] You receive 6 boxes Tape, packaging materials and labels You should get these in 7-10 days. They will ask if you have someone *deployed* that's it!!! And its all FREE!!!! register once and get a customer ID# for reordering...
its that easy!!

Discussion Forum

RMD - Meet and Greet, tell us about your sailor!

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick. Last reply by Jackie (proud mom of John) May 27, 2009. 17 Replies

It's all about their safety...

Started by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick. Last reply by Deborah Jan 14, 2009. 8 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by d o on August 20, 2013 at 12:40am

He's E5 so off base is the best choice to get BAH.  He's looking at apt's and houses, and is open to renting a room or having a room mate. 

That's nice of you to ask.  I'll look forward to hearing what you find out.  House hunting will be easier when his vehicle arrives.  After rereading your post I realize it's a farmers market, not a house with a farm.  I keep thinking wide open spaces and mountains.  That's another novelty to us flatlanders. Your son must have really liked the area to buy a house there instead of back home, or is that where he met his wife?

Comment by Debbie B. on August 19, 2013 at 9:18pm

Is he trying to find an apartment or house?  So he doesn't want to live on-base?  I'll ask my son if he has any ideas as to locations.  Not sure how soon I'll get a reply, but I will e-mail him.  

Comment by d o on August 19, 2013 at 7:51pm

We've only been to Vancover after a cruise.  If Everett is anything like that, it is BEAUTIFUL!  I hope we can get out there soon, but we are waiting for him to get his place off base.  He doesn't want Mama's help with anything, so even though it's tough being the new guy, I have to back off and let him do it all.  I am totally having a hard time with it (you know, doesn't know anyone or the area). He's always been independent, and he has a good head on his shoulders. So I try to think good thoughts and wait...what Navy mom doesn't?!

Comment by Debbie B. on August 19, 2013 at 2:17pm

He will find winter interesting.  Since my son has been there, there has only been one or two big snowfalls and they were gone pretty quick.  But you can go to the mountains for snow.   It's pretty temperate for what I have seen!  Have you or when are you going out?

Comment by d o on August 19, 2013 at 2:07pm

Thanks for the reply. He is coming from Hawaii, but he grew up in Florida.  The farm sounds wonderful. I know your daughter will have a great time.  We laughed because it was a warm 75% this weekend and the locals were saying how muggy it was. That's a cool day to us! We can't help but wonder what will the winter be like?!  He's prepared for it because when he was deployed on the frigate he was on last year, they spent a lot of time in Japan.  He said snow on the sea is different from what we here at home are used to.

Comment by Debbie B. on August 16, 2013 at 6:23pm

Hi   My son has been on the ship about a year and a half and is leaving it soon but will still be on another ship out of Everett.  I have been out there twice.  Everett seems like a nice town.  With traffic it seems like it is about an hour from Seattle.  I did not get to see the base while I was there.  My son and his wife bought a house in Everett.   They have a nice farm market on the weekends and just driving around town you see mountains and water all over which is unique from where we live.  It is a beautiful area with so much to see and do especially if your son likes the outdoors.  My daughter is flying out next month to visit her brother and do some hiking.  Hope your son likes it there - where is he coming from?  Hope you get out to see the area and visit him!

Comment by d o on August 16, 2013 at 3:28pm

He is on the ship now.  They have been hospitable.  That makes me feel better.  I am so curious to know what the base and the area is like. Any insight?

Comment by d o on August 13, 2013 at 12:52pm

Hello all, I see there isn't a lot of activity in this group, which will probably match my internet use.  I hope to meet some of you and head out west just as quick as I can.  We are looking forward to visiting the area. Our sailor will be joining the ship this weekend.  Does anyone have the omsbudman info? Is there a local group that I should sign into that might be able to fill me in on the west coast local flare? Thanks, I hope to hear from some of you soon.

Comment by Debbie B. on July 1, 2013 at 1:13pm

Thanks for sharing your experience.  I mailed it a couple of days ago, so I'll let ya know if it gets through.

Comment by dadyellow on July 1, 2013 at 7:25am

Debbie B. , We have had US Mail sent back I don't know why? and from what our son said the people in charge of the mail don't care. We have had our best luck sending packages VIA UPS. also our son and a fellow sailor have gotten their own PO Box. also they have gone thru at least one of his packages.


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