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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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I teach elementary school and do Way Too Many Craft Things.
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At 9:23am on March 18, 2011, hunt1125 said…
Yes it does sound like they are taking lessons from each other. I hate it when he doesn't answer the questions i ask. Especially since we are also planning a wedding. Well they will be able to anwer them here soon. Please let me know if you hear from your husband about battlestations on tuesday.
At 4:52pm on March 9, 2011, Vanessa said…

Wow, that must be so frustrating for you! Not knowing. Although that is just the way it goes I guess. I saw that you were frustrated at his letters, I totally felt the same way a couple of months ago when I finally started getting letters from my husband. He would say things like "other than that it's same old, same old" and I wanted to scream at him SAME OLD? NOT REALLY. EXPLAAAAIN. His letters got better, though. And the phone calls were a great time for questions to be answered. So are you planning on moving to San Diego after he graduates? I'm assuming you will wait until the school year is over.

My license will be grades 4-9 Language Arts & Social Studies. I graduate in May. Your job sounds amazing, I would love to do that.

At 2:40pm on March 8, 2011, cyndaroo7 said…
I was totally kidding about the previous note!  Cyndi
At 2:20pm on March 8, 2011, Vanessa said…
Hey! I saw your question in the STG group. My husband is an STG and in A-school right now. Is your hubby a 4 or 6 year? I'm a teacher, too! Well... almost. I'm student teaching right now.
At 1:02pm on March 8, 2011, cyndaroo7 said…

LOL, well I hope he doesn't push you to insanity!  The difference is : yours is your husband (A MAN), and mine is my daughter (compliant!)  ha ha  So sorry.  You should write a letter and complain about him not writing and get emotional and then get some water droplets and sprinkle them all over the paper!  do you think he'd get the hint?

Talk to you later, Cyn

At 2:11pm on March 7, 2011, cyndaroo7 said…

Hi gwynhwyfar,

have you tried using one of the questionaires on here or making one of of your own?  It really helped me to get the pertinent questions out to my SR and helped her give me the info I wanted! 

At 12:07am on February 26, 2011, MissingSailorD (Ship 07 Div 109) said…

Hi! I can't seem to reply on the discussion board?! Well, I'll talk to you here :)

I teach ESL (Grades 4-8) in a NYC public school. I actually started about 2 months ago and so far is been going good :) I miss my husband a lot though and you're right, I get "recharged" every time I see his letters.

Right now, I'm kinda going crazy about the whole A school thing. I have heard different things about where his A school is gonna be. I have been imagining us spending the whole weekend together and I don't really wanna accept the fact that it might not happen the way I see it :( Some people say his A school might be moved to San Antonio and some say it's still in GL (he's a Corpsman). I'm really really hoping it'll be in GL so I can keep him for the weekend :)

At 7:04pm on February 15, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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