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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

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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."

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**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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At 10:39pm on November 13, 2012, Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) said…

I am sooo looking forward to this packing party!  I think we are going to have a very special as well as great time together.  Can't wait to meet you IRL.

Navy Momma Hugs,


At 10:19am on November 10, 2012, Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) said…

Good Morning Christine!

I am writing you because I saw that you were interested in a packing party that was planned but then cancelled.  I want to personally invite you to the very first Southern New England Regional Packing Party on Saturday, Dec 1st, from 11:30am to 5pm (or earlier if we finish earlier).

This party is a GO!  It will NOT be cancelled regardless of the numbers.

So won't you please consider joining us?

There is a discussion about it in Connecticut Navy Moms page with all the details.  Please take a look and see what's happening and then plan to be there.

If you would please respond either to this comment, by PM, or just leave a message/comment in the discussion room it would really help.

I look forward to meeting you in person.

Thanks for considering this.

At 10:48pm on June 27, 2012, Luke'sMom said…
I did get your message Christine. It came into my inbox. The one you just sent came through this thread. I hope your doggie is going to be ok? I also hope you can make it. It would be so much fun to have you there too! Without you I'm surrounded by Marines!
I certainly understand if you won't be able to be there - I guess we have to be mothers to all!
At 7:48pm on June 19, 2012, Luke'sMom said…
Friday at 4:15 will be great! Bring some pics of your boy and I'll bring some of mine. Can't wait to share stories and get to know you! :-)
At 2:27pm on June 16, 2012, Luke'sMom said…
Hey there! So glad you got the message. I have Thursday and Friday available 6/21 and 6/22. I'm completely flexible at the moment so you tell me what works best with your schedule. 
At 7:29pm on June 11, 2012, Luke'sMom said…
Hi there! If you would like to meet for coffee this week I have Wednesday or Thursday available. We could meet at the Starbucks in Colchester if that works for you. There's also Tim's Bistro in Colchester if you want food as well as coffee. They make great stuff!
We could share stories about our boys!
At 3:30pm on June 3, 2012, Luke'sMom said…

Thanks for reaching out to me. I would love to meet for coffee sometime! My son has a few close friends who are in the service, but the Marines. No other Navy Moms that I can talk to. I miss him so much. He does try to reach out to me as much as he can. It's much tougher now that he is overseas.

How far into A school is your son? Graduation was amazing, wasn't it? I have pictures from that day that I'll treasure forever!

At 10:30pm on February 23, 2012, KellyJUSSLincolnSailorMom said…

you will, probably tomorrow. first class mail usually takes 2 to 3 days, mine was post marked 21st feb.he said he it not bad there, it is challenging but hel ikes it. He also said the food was good to lol!

At 3:09pm on February 9, 2012, JackieD said…

Hi. I got his box yesterday.  I just spoke to his recruiter, he gave me Ship 2, Division 920.  I'm still going to wait for the form letter to make sure this is correct.  Do you know your son's yet?

At 8:09pm on February 2, 2012, JackieD said…

Christine, I'm actually waiting for his flight to land.  It's due to land at 8:05pm CT.  Then I'll be anxiously waiting by the phone :)



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