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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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Trish from Texas
  • Female
  • Houston, TX
  • United States

Trish from Texas's Friends

  • momoffour (Ship 11 Div 153)
  • Dawson'sChefMom
  • Marcy ~ Corpsman Mom

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Profile Information

A little about me:
I am a Navy veteran with a new sailor son. Our family lives in Houston and are looking forward to visiting our son while he is at fort Sam Houston this year.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Every lesson is important even though it may not seem like it at first.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 12:36pm on August 2, 2014, Mia the US Navy wife said…

Dear Trish,

I do not know anymore, he says that I could not and if I probe with his Commending Officer, he would be very angry with me and I do not want to do it.  Anyway, the plan is that I would be going in October. so i still have some time.  Currently. i am staying with my friend in Vermont and until i am ready to go.  Let me know what other news do you have?  I'm glad your son likes it there and is well!!!  Take care and God Bless You!!!!  Where are you in TX?  I think, I will be traveling through TX, but depends where you at???

At 5:52pm on April 21, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Make changes 2 and 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 1:57pm on January 12, 2013, Dawson'sChefMom said…

Good Saturday to you! I actually have 2 days off in a row. Of course couldn't sleep last night, so I know a nap is in order for the day!

Yes he got Corpsman when he signed on. Orginally, he wanted Nuke and was accepted, but he is color blind. They don't allow that on a sub. He scored well enough in A school for surgical tech and now off to Cali!

Yes we are planning many visits. My husband has family about 2 hours from 29 Palms and as my son says, we can always meet in Vegas.

At 12:52pm on January 10, 2013, Dawson'sChefMom said…

I don't know if they will get Liberty right when they get there. My son did because they had to wait about 3 weeks to class up. He will be able to at least call you once he arrives at the airport in Chicago. My son got to the airport that morning and his flight was that night. Just hung out with him till he departed.

CST...Certified Surgical Tech

He will be at 29 Palms working in the 4 OR's there. He also will be going to school while being assigned there. He wants to be a Physcian assistant and do surgeries.


At 9:00pm on January 3, 2013, Dawson'sChefMom said…

By all means I would be happy to assist you in answering your questions. I am a chef and I usually answer and do my emails and stuff in the am. I also have a 15 year old son who occupies my time with his stuff. Happy to meet you and if you live in TX, I will be in SAT on Ft Sam Houston for HM-CST graduation 1-22! Can't wait. Love SAT and I'm sorry he his leaving. Talk soon! Lisa


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