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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 Nevada (SSBN 733)


USS Nevada (SSBN 733)

Please join if you are family members and loved ones of the sailors serving on the USS Nevada SSBN 733, homeport in Bangor, WA.

Location: Naval Base Kitsap, WA
Members: 20
Latest Activity: Jan 17

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Comment by GoNavyBeatArmy on August 1, 2014 at 4:13pm

Daughter is now off of the Nevada & back to Annapolis.  Her feedback relative to her experience with the gold crew was incredible.  You should all be very proud of your respective son/brother/husband/boyfriend's service and commitment.  Amazing team on the Nevada.  Go Navy Beat Army!

Comment by LoriM (div 337--Kevin's submom) on July 24, 2014 at 3:20pm

I will probably send my son a halfway box and it can be up to him to either take it with him or open it when he gets it. Not sure when they may be going out.  He told me the Gold crew were extended. Not sure when they were even suppose to come in. I am getting things together to send him.  I was going to send  a bottle of those liquid flavor drops for water and some snacks.  He did tell me that at times he was hungry--portions not that big but it is enough.

Comment by JTFsubmom on July 23, 2014 at 6:37pm, that doesn't sound very comfortable!  And I thought the racks looked cramped.  lol   I read somewhere that half way boxes are opened in kind of a celebration but I don't know where I read it or if its true.  Maybe I'll research it further before I send anything.

Comment by LoriM (div 337--Kevin's submom) on July 23, 2014 at 3:50pm

JTFsubmom, thanks for the info. I am not sure if I will send one or not.  The last under way my son said he slept on the floor. (He did have some kind of mattress).  I am not sure where he actually put his things.  I will probably send a box and he can decide to take it or not.  I wonder if they all open their boxes up at the same time or just when they want to?

Comment by JTFsubmom on July 23, 2014 at 2:30pm a message from the Ombudsman that said:

Yes, they do halfway boxes. It should be no larger than a men's shoe box as it has to fit under his rack (bed). I always use one of my husbands actual shoe boxes. You can send it directly to him, just let him know that it's his halfway box so not to open it til then.

Comment by SunflowerMom on July 21, 2014 at 4:46pm

Ladies, my son is on the gold crew.  I knew deployment was coming up a few months back so I messaged our ombudsman asking what happens with the half way box.  His first deployment, I didnt know about half way boxes so he didnt have one.  I would suggest you contact the ombudsman.  On the gold crew the sailor takes his own box onto the ship when they deploy.  I asked my sailor what size would work (I sent a plastic shoe storage box from walmart), taped really well, via usps.  I was fortunate that I sent the box to my sons girlfriend's house and she put in a few items as well.  I hope this helps. 

Comment by LoriM (div 337--Kevin's submom) on July 21, 2014 at 7:49am

JTFsubmom, good question.  My son has only been out on one deployment so far (he is blue crew).  I did not send anything.  But then again I did not have the ombudsman info.  I did ask him if any one got a halfway box and I think he said yes.  I of course felt bad because he didn't have one.  He was not really concerned he was busy trying to earn those dolphins.  He still has a few more cards to finish up. If you do hear anything about the halfway boxes please let me know. Thanks.

Comment by JTFsubmom on July 20, 2014 at 9:40pm

Silly the crew on the Nevada get halfway packages?  If so, how do you send it?

Comment by SunflowerMom on June 26, 2014 at 4:05pm

Shout out to Gold Crew members!  While our sailor's are out and about traversing the great blue.  I have been focusing and reminding myself that, every day out is one day closer to welcome home day! 

Comment by LoriM (div 337--Kevin's submom) on February 24, 2014 at 12:54pm

Karen, my son is out on his first underway also.  He is on the blue crew.  He is a sonar tech.  I have received 2 emails from him.  Things are going well, not a lot of sleep.  He also started drinking a lot of coffee to stay awake.  He was a big Mt. Dew drinker.


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