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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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Barry's wife
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  • Dahlonega, GA
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Applying for Teaching Jobs in Hawaii

Started this discussion. Last reply by Barry's wife Apr 12, 2012. 3 Replies

Well that boyfriend that I had last year, has now turned into my husband. He just finished prototype and we are in the process of moving to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. I am graduating in May 2012 with my…Continue

How to get a job on a military base?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nic'sLittleWife (ship 7 div 107) Aug 10, 2010. 8 Replies

I am finishing my degree as a teacher next year, and if my boyfriend and I get married I would like to be able to work as a teacher on base. Does anyone know how I can find some information on that?…Continue

Questions that need answers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gulf Coast Mom Apr 16, 2010. 9 Replies

I am new to the Navy and have many questions to ask that Google cannot seem to answer. So I would be appreciate for any answers you can give me to the following questions.1. How long before I should…Continue


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My name is Ashley and my husband is finishing prototype in Goose Creek. We have been married almost three months and I have never been so happy. I attend college in GA and will soon be a teacher for ELL students.
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The most important thing I have learned since he left was patience. I know that as soon as he can write he will, but waiting for the first letter is hard. I have also learned that things can change quickly in the Navy so you need to learn to be flexible and not get bent out of shape over silly things; pick your battles.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Posted on April 12, 2010 at 11:31pm 4 Comments

Everyone knows how tough it is to give up someone they love for a few months, but one thing I have not thought a lot of (until recently) is how much he is giving up. Not only did my boyfriend leave me, but he left his family and friends as well. Being selfish is easy to do, but being selfless is much harder. I have yet to hear from him and it's been almost two weeks since he left, but I know he is thinking of me and hoping that I am doing well.

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At 7:32am on April 25, 2012, tysmom said…

I have four sons and my sailor is the 2nd one. He is soooo ready to meet his boat mates.He is a focused young man, ready to do the work.  I would love to go to Hawaii to visit. Can I share you with the other mom whose son is also on the boat?

Keep  studying! Just a few weeks left! How did you end up in Poland?

At 7:19am on April 25, 2012, tysmom said…

I just read some of your posts...I take it he has been in a couple years and he is a Nuke. I love the south. So much more laid back .

At 7:14am on April 25, 2012, tysmom said…

The boat was out when he got there. He says he is not doing much. Likes Hawaii, imagine that! How long has your husband been there? I know of another mom who has a son on the boat also. How long have you been married?

At 10:13am on December 9, 2011, lexievelyn8179 said…

I saw that your hubby is a Nuke. My fiance just joined and is still waiting to get sent to BC. I was just wondering if I could send you a friend request.

At 7:46pm on December 7, 2011, Emily-aaronsgirl11 said…

Hey! Thanks for the add! :)

Is your hubby still in prototype?

At 2:29pm on April 4, 2011, ses_monroe said…
Just saw your comment. I haven't been on here in forever. Lots have changed. We got married and our expecting a little boy at the end of May. We move to Hawaii soon. How are y'all? 
At 3:06am on June 18, 2010, ses_monroe said…
got to talk to him today. he loves it so far. :) i'm praying things work out where i can go see him fourth of july weekend. :)
At 12:41am on June 17, 2010, ses_monroe said…
No idea. He was suppose to be going to A-school today. I was hoping to get a mailing address to mail his phone and stuff to him. I would have thought since BC is over things would be laid back until school started and maybe a phone call... but nothing yet. He said school doesn't even start until the 28th.
At 11:20pm on June 16, 2010, ses_monroe said…
I cannot wait for him to get his phone and laptop. I'm so ready to talk to him. I think he goes to Cali after A school.
At 12:38pm on June 16, 2010, ses_monroe said…
it was so perfect. i miss him like crazy already though. it was a real laid back weekend. we didn't do a whole lot. we had rather just spent time together than go exploring the city. it was alot of hotel sitting and just talking/catching up, but that was plenty for me. :) just being there with him was enough. we went to the Gurnee mills mall, spent sometime there. it was just amazing. i cried like a baby when i first got to see him. then again when we dropped him off on sunday. now i'm just patiently waiting to here from him. i want to write him but i don't even know if he would get it because he should be going to a-school any day now. even though it's in GL as well, it's still a whole different area. How was your visit this weekend?

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