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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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My name is Emily. My wonderful husband Joey left for the NAVY on April 28th.We have been together 4 years now,through the thick and thin. We both come from a very small town and can't wait to be experiencing the world together.
I love him more than words and VERY proud of him.
Currently stationed in Virginia Beach,Va and surviving through his first tour.

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At 2:20pm on January 11, 2011, Grace4me said…

My daughter will be moving to Virginia Beach to be with her husband. She is from Georgia also. Do you know anything about Reflections apartment complex?

At 11:26am on November 15, 2010, MRs L* said…
hey youve mentioned you live in a nice place.. do you mind telling me the name of the complex?
At 12:27pm on November 2, 2010, MRs L* said…
hearing them all say the sailors creed. it was so moving i almost cried, but sucked it up when i thought of my makeup lol
At 11:11am on November 2, 2010, MRs L* said…
OMGG it was amazing.. i loved it.. missing him a lot though.. but its only a few weeks until were back together again! reading peoples stories doesn't do justice to experiencing it!
At 7:45am on October 26, 2010, MRs L* said…
aww shucks well thanks.. lol.. were going to be great friends, you wait and see...

he'll be on the Little Creek Amphibious Base :) and yes i see him Friday.. im so excited. yay!!! lol.. i started packing yesterday.. wow i have such a huge suitcase just to hold most of Kendras things lol.. its so hard to pack for her these days..

im looking in Virginia Beach.. the Harbor Grove Management complexes.. they look really nice and are in our price range.. but its hard whenwe need a place with a washer and dryer in the unit.. so its a little harder to find

i have my waterproof mascara and tissues ready girl. lol
At 9:24pm on October 25, 2010, carols_kitchen said…
Not sure I said where our sailor is. He's based out of King's Bay, GA. Hopes to be in Norfolk by January, since his wife is job interviewing up there.
At 2:16pm on October 25, 2010, MRs L* said…
HEy Hey.
thanks, she a 6month old little ball of energy :) !! always keepign me on my toes lemme tell ya.
i like the fast type of life.. i like always being on the go and that is exactly what VA beach sounds like. ive found a few nice apartment/townhome complexs that im interested in. Chad has little say in the place we choose. lol.
i hope your hubby comes home soon!!! i cannot wait to see Chad graduate friday.. i know im going to cry lol.. its been rough since he left but got easier and now that were so close its a little hard cause this is where my impatience takes over
At 8:34am on October 25, 2010, MRs L* said…
i seen a post you now live in VA Beach.. thats where my husband is going to be stationed.. how you like it so far?
At 9:05pm on October 24, 2010, carols_kitchen said…
Great chatting with you tonight!
At 11:15am on May 26, 2010, NI39 said…
WELL then I am glad I am not the only one...Maybe they had watch together?

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