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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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Kim of Virginia
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Kim of Virginia's Discussions

Your child stationed in Virginia

Started Nov 19, 2011 0 Replies

If you have a child stationed in Virginia that needs a home cooked meal for the holidays, please send me a private message. No child should be alone or in a strange State during the holidays.Continue

Blue Ribbons

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Mar 15, 2011. 0 Replies

I purchased my blue ribbons from Lala Ribbon Queen; who is also a Navy mom. She was absolutely fantastic. She worked with me through pay pal although she does accept checks via the mail, and assured…Continue


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A little about me:
My son graduated Boot Camp Dec. 22, 2010, my granddaughter graduated Boot Sept. 13, 2013
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...
It is the best or the best branch of the military.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:54pm on November 16, 2013, teresa said…

thanks kim of Virginia I sure will let her know. not for sure when she will ship out to Norfolk. haven't heard  yet. but it will be nice where she wont be home for the holidays.thank you. how can I find you on facebook?

At 5:58am on July 23, 2013, Nae - Kiaira's Mom said…

Hello Mother,

I went to the mail box yesterday and there was no letter. So sad. I go to the mailbox more than ever now. So excited for my first letter.

At 6:58am on July 16, 2013, Kim of Virginia said…
Today I am a proud grandmother of a Navy Recruit. Not only is my son a sailor but my granddaughter followed in is foot steps for her boot camp push out day for tomorrow. Today is a bitter sweet day. I wanted her to do something extraordinary with her life but now that the time is come it is hitting me hard. Harder than it hit me with my son a few years ago.
At 3:18pm on November 20, 2011, Cindy D said…

Thank you so much for your offer to take my sailor in for Thanksgiving.  It truly makes me feel good knowing that there are familes that are willing to take in a sailor.  I just said something to my son about it but he said a few of his friends might get together and make their own dinner.  He is not too sure about it though. He said he would let me know.  Thank you again I told him to let me know as soon as possible.

At 2:05am on February 4, 2011, frandrea<3 Ship 12.Div 93 said…

Hi sacred'smom! I saw your post on Meridian A-schools page and was wondering if you could tell me a little about your experience with it? (i.e. liberty, communication, etc.)

My husband is an LS set to go there (he's halfway through BC right now and you've guessed it...I'm halfway insane right now!) so I was trying to plan a trip to spend some time with him on a weekend about 3-4 weeks in because I figure he'll have liberty by then. I have reservations for the Navy Gateway Inn on base, so if the liberty is just for on base, I figured that would be good! :)

But yes, anything you have to tell me about it-tips and suggestions would be amazing! Thanks so much!

 P.S. I live in Tampa!! :)

At 1:55am on December 17, 2010, KLP0824 said…

HOOYAH congrats i know you so proud of him

At 9:20am on December 6, 2010, MRs L* said…
hey! you say youve lived in VA 20yrs. Maybe you can help me out. Im lookign at places in VA Beach but since i live 4 hours away i cant just make a visit to check out the places at night. Do you recommend and apartments that are in good areas. or any i should stay away from.

At 1:06pm on December 5, 2010, KLP0824 said…
ok thanks
At 11:07pm on December 4, 2010, KLP0824 said…
yeah i plan to send him so and i got him a calling card before he left
At 4:12pm on December 4, 2010, KLP0824 said…
he didnt take any stamps am sending some to him do they supply them with envelopes and i have no idea where hes going to for A school i will ask him in my letters when i have melt downs i talk to his pictures

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