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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.

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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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SailorMom59 (son deployed)
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A little about me:
I'm a mother of 5. Two boys, three girls. My 20 yr old son joined the Navy. PIR-NOV21....A-School in GL for 3 weeks, stationed in San Diego. And now deploying overseas.
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A   HUGE thank you to Kelly and Scott, Navy parents, who let my daughters and I ride up to PIR with them!  I wouldn't have been able to attend my sons graduation without that ride.   They are two of …

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 9:14pm 1 Comment

A   HUGE thank you to Kelly and Scott, Navy parents, who let my daughters and I ride up to PIR with them!  I wouldn't have been able to attend my sons graduation without that ride.   They are two of the nicest people I know and were extremely kind to us!!  THANK YOU! GOD BLESS!!!

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At 7:50pm on April 1, 2014, Pat L. in IL said…

The new adoption was announced today in the Discussion Forum on Molly's Adopt A Sailor. We hope you will help us send some love from home to the sailors. Pat

At 10:26am on July 18, 2013, Colleen said…

The address is

USS Stockdale (DDG 106)

OPS Dept/OI Division

FPO/AP  96678-1205

Before the ship name, the first line is your Sailor's Rank and name

Now the OPS Dept/ OI (that's a capital I) Division - I know is my son's, I don't know if it applies to everyone.

Hope that helps

At 10:22am on July 2, 2013, Pat L. in IL said…

You are now a member of " MAS We Ship Love" so you have access to the addresses!

At 9:56pm on July 1, 2013, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! We are so excited to be sending some love from home to your son's ship!! Please look around our page and also check out our website ( to see what we do. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

Thanks for joining us! Pat

At 5:57pm on February 2, 2013, Lisartru97(Ship 07 Div 359) said…

 If your son is young and just out of boot camp maybe he is just getting used to his Navy life where as my son is 27 and has been in for a while. We have had many talks and he knows it's very important that I hear from him. It takes them a while to understand that just "Hi mom, I'm fine" is all we need! :) Hope you are having a good day!

At 2:49pm on January 31, 2013, Lisartru97(Ship 07 Div 359) said…

Hi SailorMom59! Happy to help! Their deployment address is:


       FPO AP 96678-1205

      Your son's Dept. and Name

My son is in the Air Dept., but I'm sure it will get to him if you don't know that info. I hear from my son about once a week and his girlfriend hears from him everyday! :) I sent him cookies and told him to share with the guys only after they have emailed their loved ones!  Hope you hear from him soon!

At 8:26am on November 21, 2012, sws said…

Thank you for the support. It means so much.

At 11:58pm on October 24, 2012, Kellyd said…
My thoughts and plans are to maybe car pool. We live In Columbia,SC. My intentions are to leave after work on Monday. Drive about 5 or 6 hours then stop to sleep. My husband mapped it out and he said that we were going to stop in Kentucky.
We would get up the next morning and finish off the trip.

It's just an idea and just so you the last post you posted about prayers to get there kinda of hit me hard. I know that I would be devasted if I couldn't be there.

Anyway, let me know what you want decide.

At 8:25am on October 15, 2012, SailorMom59 (son deployed) said…

I need prayers. I have no financial way, at the time, to go see my son graduate. It would break his heart if I wasn't there. then nobody would be there for him. PLEASE just pray that I can go. I know GOD hears our prayers. Thank you. :-)

At 1:13am on October 15, 2012, LitaMG(Ship 13 Div 016) said…

Hello. I havent received anything or heard anything yet from him either. Am very excited to see him next month...we booked all our stuff today. we fly in on tuesday afternoon around 1 and we leave sunday evening around 7pm.


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