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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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PIR 08/19/11 TG 40 -- 7 Div 263-268, 940 ALUMNI


PIR 08/19/11 TG 40 -- 7 Div 263-268, 940 ALUMNI

For All With Sailors that PIR'ed 8/19/11

Members: 37
Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2012

Discussion Forum

Holiday care packages

Started by gsskygirl(SECF). Last reply by CarolP Oct 14, 2011. 51 Replies

For those that wish to participte in Holiday care pakages.


Started by gsskygirl(SECF). Last reply by gsskygirl(SECF) Sep 7, 2011. 2 Replies

 Meanings of sailor tattoos..A black pearl earring for survivors of…Continue

Ft. Sam Houston A School Sailors (Corpsman)

Started by Onedaysoon ((Ship 10-Div 267)). Last reply by kathy Aug 26, 2011. 11 Replies

Please keeps the alumni informed of your sailors progess in "A" School. A Hospital Corpsman (HM) - Is an enlisted medical specialist for the United States Navy. The Hospital Corpsman works in a wide…Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of PIR 08/19/11 TG 40 -- 7 Div 263-268, 940 ALUMNI to add comments!

Comment by shuga on February 6, 2012 at 3:13pm

Thanks Kathy. I know most places I go they have the cards for the prepaid phones, but not the other ones.

Comment by kathy on February 6, 2012 at 3:11pm
Walmart and krogers both and you can reload them both so you always know she can use them
Comment by shuga on February 6, 2012 at 3:09pm

Hi Ladies I need Help! My daughter has been deployed and she needs calling cards that can be used on a navy ship, does anyone know where I can purchase those?

Comment by Momof3kidz(IT) on January 12, 2012 at 12:12am

Hi ladies!!  Just found out my son is going to Suitland, Maryland on shore duty.  Yay!!  We are so happy!!

Comment by BtownSandy on January 11, 2012 at 9:56pm

Hey everyone. Haven't checked in here in a while. Got to have my daughter home for Christmas and New Year's. She is still in A School in San Diego. Is waiting for another class which will begin in April. Then when that is finished she will report to Hawaii. That girl has got it hard ; ).  We will get to see her once more before she heads to Hawaii, but after that it is gonna be tough. Probably be a while before we get her for the holidays again. It is nice to read about how everyone is doing.

Comment by kathy on January 11, 2012 at 9:22pm
Carol p -I got a new phone and lost all my contacts,I really I joyed our talks so when you have free time give me a call
Comment by shuga on January 9, 2012 at 8:43pm

She's in Norfolk. I hate you didn't get to see him for the holidays. My daughter wanted to surprise me so she told me she wasn't going to be able to come home. She missed Thanksgiving and left right b4 Christmas, but I enjoyed her never the less. I was just happy to see her. I hadn't seen her since Graduation.

Duhhuh I'm not sure about the ship, i will find out.

Comment by CarolP on January 9, 2012 at 8:37pm
So Shuga, is your daughter in Norfolk or Newport News? My son is in NN, but he didn't get to come home for the holidays. I talked to him today a d thy are moving him because they are infested with bedbugs. Ewww. I told him I missed him really bad, but he couldn't come visit until they got rid of them. He wants to come home the 1st part of Feb.
Comment by kathy on January 8, 2012 at 4:39pm
My daughter is going to Groton ct but they have her flying in to RI any one have any idea how to get from the airport to the base besides the $115 can ride the shuttle only runs to Newport base
Comment by duhhuh58 Ship 10/Div 267 on January 8, 2012 at 11:28am

what ship will she be deploying on?  is it a 7 month or just shake down cruises?


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