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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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  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

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A little about me:
I am a single mom age 51 with a 19 year old son who is a "nuke" in the Navy presently stationed in Charleston. I live in San Francisco, CA in the Lower Haight, probably the most happening neighborhood for younger people, kind of like the Upper Haight Ashbury used to be/ I'd like to offer space to my sons friends from the Navy whenever they might want to visit SF. It's very, very expensive here but I have a large one bedroom with my sons old bedroom being one of two rooms we use for sleeping. Rooms are very expensive in SF so everything becomes a bedroom.
I also work for myself designing clothing and selling it on Ebay and Etsy. I sail , bicycle and like all manner of outdoor activities. The bay Area is a wonderful place to live except it's so.............. expensive! A studio in my building goes for $2200 a month and there's no extras like parking or a patio.
I am here to support my
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I think it was a good choice fro my son . i had planned on supporting him for several more years while he went to college but he knows how tough it is here to just pay for housing. He wasn't sure what he wanted to study or do with his life so it seemed a good option for him and I agree so far. He's studying nuclear engineering and seems happy with his choices. I miss him terribly but am [proud of him and support him in his decisions always. I hope he still pursues a secondary degree but sounds like that's something he can do easily on the track he's on. He told me not so long ago that where he is at now is like being in college without the partying which is nice as he isn't into drinking or drugs in the first place . It's nice to see an organization that values a young man not doing such things. For the most part in high school and such most of his peers are into such things and many aren't working or going to school at this point. Part of this is because there is a job shortage for younger people in SF and it's just so expensive to do anything. I managed but we have always struggled to pay the bills and just do things other take for granted. I grew up being fostered and klnow how hard it is to be on your own at a young age in such an expensive city. I managed to find things for my osn to do growing up even without a lot of money. I taught him to sail at the age of five and he has grown up sailing ojn SF bay ever since.He is an excellent sailor and can handle a large boat with confidence . He knows the bay well and I think it was part of the reason the Navy appealed to him. I only hope he will get some chances to keep up his sailing skills while in the Navy since it seems most sailors know nothing of sailing, lol.. I've always hoped he would pursue a career in the sciences and possibly work at NASA or at NOAA as an adult. I think my encouraging such ideas has paid off because he is well on his way in pursuing such a career if he wants to. I do not know if he will stay as enlisted but if he chooses to go career that's fine by me. As long as he is happy and enjoys what he is doping . He is a very smart young man. I know because I was a very smart young woman. I wanted to go into the military but was discouraged by school counselors probably for sexist reasons as I had the highest math and physics scores in my school. My son seems to have inherited these abilities and it's nice to see them not wasted on jobs anyone can do.

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At 2:01am on October 15, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request; I hope we can be around for some time to support each other. If there is ever anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 12:37am on October 15, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Join NUKE moms. If he is stil in "A" School you may also want to check out Nuke School Charleston and Nuke A School FAQ. The Rating Information Card for NF can be found at


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