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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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PCSing/ Moving

Lets talk about moving, real estate, how to pack, tips, horror stories, the good, the bad, DITY, Semi DITY and commercial moves; and share helpful websites.

Members: 144
Latest Activity: Dec 26, 2017

So much information!

Be sure to look through all the Discussion topics in the Discussion Forum - your question may have been addressed there.  Post your questions in the Comments section, or create a new Discussion for a more general question/topic.  Welcome to the group! 

Discussion Forum

Moving from West Coast to East Coast

Started by van1612 Dec 26, 2017. 0 Replies

We, my husband and I, will be moving from Washington to Virginia due to my husband’s PCS but we have never done this before and it’s a big move. Furthermore, he will be going on a 7 months long…Continue

Moving/Marriage After "A" School

Started by Bronco14. Last reply by Anti M Feb 19, 2016. 1 Reply

Hi ladies,I need some help! I posted this question in the group specific to my sailor's A school but I thought I'd post it here as well since this group is all about moving. My sailor is about half…Continue

repacking boxes & stuff in 2 locations

Started by garden gal. Last reply by Anti M Dec 24, 2015. 1 Reply

Hi, my son got orders to Whidbey island for his first assignment out of A school but was put on hold for security clearance processing.  He was told this could take several month.  Since my son &…Continue

tip for PCS'ing from Camp Lejeune NC

Started by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom Sep 26, 2015. 0 Replies

For anyone doing a DITY move out of Camp Lejeune NC:  Jane, the manager at Air Station Storage & U-Haul was incredibly knowledgeable about military procedure and paperwork and very helpful…Continue

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Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on January 13, 2017 at 3:59am

Info about PCSing and Tricare:  "Near or far, the first thing you should do after you move is update DEERS with your new address, phone number and other personal information."

Comment by Bronco14 on July 6, 2016 at 8:10pm

Okay, great!! He should be able to do that no problem. Thanks girls!

Comment by Anti M on July 6, 2016 at 6:35pm

He can ask for special liberty, he just puts in a special request chit.  More than likely, it wold be approved.  No one takes one day of leave.  He could ask to muster in by phone, some commands are cool with that.

Comment by abuon18 on July 6, 2016 at 6:08pm
My husband has always just cleared it with his chain of command. As long as they were aware and approved it they let him take care of personal business without taking leave. They might make him come in for muster though so they don't have to charge a day of leave.
Comment by Bronco14 on July 6, 2016 at 4:00pm

Thank you abuon. Also, does anyone know if my husband could be granted a day of leave (without being charged his actual leave) to be home when the movers arrive? Does the Navy have something for this? Similar to house hunting leave? says someone has to be home on the day of delivery from 0800-1700. I work full time during those hours and so does he. Hope that makes sense!!

Comment by abuon18 on July 2, 2016 at 7:43am
Bronco - oh, I understand. Well if these are his first orders from school, then you should still qualify for a HHG move regardless of the fact that you are already living there and he is getting stationed in the same place. Good luck!
Comment by Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom on July 1, 2016 at 7:51pm

Re BUPERS, my son says your order number changes every time as its how they monitor your moves.  He says you can find it by logging into BUPERS online.  He may have to log in with a CAC card.  

Comment by Bronco14 on July 1, 2016 at 5:02pm

Lol :) And because we don't have any of our stuff from home. The Navy has never moved us, he has been in student status since bootcamp, I followed him here from Texas (where he was in A school).

Comment by abuon18 on July 1, 2016 at 4:58pm
Bronco - I thought I was imagining things :)
If you are already at his duty station, why would you need a HHG move?
Comment by Bronco14 on July 1, 2016 at 4:54pm

Looking for my husband's BUPERS order number on his orders... he has gotten a lot of different hard copy orders over the past year due to all his different training locations and schooling... has his BUPERS number stayed consistent with every set of orders or is this number different each time?


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