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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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Pat L. in IL
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  • Carol Stream, IL
  • United States

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tysmom replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'Molly's Adopt A Sailor has adoption requests that we feel obligated to honor.' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"Hi Pat, I am  back. Can we talk sometime? gb"
Sep 28, 2020
tysmom replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'Molly's Adopt A Sailor has adoption requests that we feel obligated to honor.' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"Hi Pat, I am going to volunteer in Louisana for disaster relief. There will be time to ship a box when I get back. When I am back I am offering help to you. I know you come to Mich sometimes. gb"
Sep 8, 2020
Pat L. in IL shared their discussion on Facebook
Sep 8, 2020
Pat L. in IL added a discussion to the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor

Molly's Adopt A Sailor has adoption requests that we feel obligated to honor.

Molly's Adopt A Sailor hopes that all our moms, volunteers, and friends will help adopt this group that has requested support recently.The group requesting support is the Air Wing on the USS Nimitz consisting of 15 males and 3 females.Pillowcases are a GO but will be provided by one of our long-time seamstresses.Wish List:Beef jerkyGranola barsChipsCookiesRamen noodlesSeasonings of all kindsCrackersCosmic browniesDVD'sShipping will be by the end of the month.Molly's Adopt A Sailor thanks each…See More
Sep 8, 2020
PaMom liked Pat L. in IL's discussion August, 2020 Adoption - Navy Group in Bahrain
Sep 4, 2020
Pat L. in IL shared their discussion on Facebook
Aug 2, 2020
Pat L. in IL added a discussion to the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor

August, 2020 Adoption - Navy Group in Bahrain

The August, 2020 adoption is a Navy Medical Group in Bahrain consisting of 18 males and 8 females. They do not have microwave access.Pillowcases are a GO!Wish List:Beef jerkyCookiesAny snacksFlavor sticks for water bottles.Feminine hygiene products.Shipping will be August 24 to 27.See More
Aug 2, 2020
Tamme replied to Pat L. in IL's discussion 'July, 2020 Adoption - Group on the USS Nimitz' in the group Molly's Adopt A Sailor
"Thanks, Pat.  I have been holding items waiting for permission to send packages again.  I have a large donation of CD's and books.  Please reach out to your contact on the Nimitz and let me know if they'd like them. I also…"
Jul 1, 2020

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A little about me:
Mother of 5. Our youngest Jeffrey left for Great Lake Mar 4
I am here to support my
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Was concerned or afraid
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how many mixed emotions I have and that they are all valid.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 2:18pm on September 5, 2020, MarianneKT's Mom said…

Is there going to be a September Adoption?

At 12:20pm on January 21, 2020, Phoenixmom said…

Hi Pat, Thank You for the Information. I will be gathering things this week to ship Off. Thank you for the Hard work you and the Other Ladies do to make this Happen. I try not to worry to much about my Son being Deployed but it is always in the back of my Mind. I know that they are in good Hands and the Good Lord is also watching over them. Thank you Again!

At 9:45pm on November 1, 2019, Valtameri said…

Hi Pat, I meant to send a private message with that friend request, but ... clumsy fingers! I wondered if there is a Holiday Project this year? My Girl Scout troop has been participating for years, and was looking forward to it again, but I haven't seen anything.

Thanks, Val

At 5:09pm on August 22, 2019, Patchi said…

Thank you for the welcome!  Im slowly learning how to navigate thru the site.  Excited to be here! 

At 3:27pm on February 14, 2019, kaarinac said…

Thank you, Pat! I have boxes ready to ship. I appreciate your efforts to organize this month after month and allowing us to participate!

At 6:55pm on November 11, 2018, CruAn said…

Hi Pat,  it's been forever.  Just an FYI.  

I wrote to P&G asking for a donation of any products they might consider.  It's late in the year to ask but you never know.

Hope all is well with you.  Will let you know if I hear anything.


At 9:55pm on April 2, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Hi pat thanks for the reply, so only those that asked will get adopted? How do you ladies get your boxes to the carrier? I got my sons address and it's been 3 weeks and he hasn't received his package.

At 3:42pm on April 2, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

Hi Pat, question how does one get adopted on the Carrier, My son is on there and I ask to let me send boxes of snacks and stuff and he said he is ok no need. Now are there certain groups that get adopted.

At 12:46pm on March 17, 2018, Phoenixmom said…

I did receive thank you shipped his box yesterday. All went well. Thanks for your help

At 9:15pm on January 24, 2018, Bugsmom said…

Hi!! Sent out my package today.. 

thank you again for your help.


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