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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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Started this discussion. Last reply by Anti M Oct 2, 2013. 2 Replies

diannep how do I friend request you or private message you to get my sons battle station date?


Started this discussion. Last reply by ellen0502 Oct 1, 2013. 8 Replies

Does anyone have an extra challenge coin? (Ship 13 Div 385). Not available on ebay anymore. Will I be able to purchase a "generic" one in the drill hall before graduation?

missing my son

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skeeter4666 Aug 22, 2013. 9 Replies

Not too sure how to use this site, greatful it is here though. My son just left for basic training and I don't know how to fill the void of overwhelming lonliness I am feeling. He left August 13th.


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I am a single mother of a 17 year old son. It has always just been him and I. He has never met his father. He is set to begin basic training August 13th 2013. I will definitely need a support group.
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At 6:08pm on October 19, 2013, lemonelephant said…

You are very welcome.

At 3:06pm on October 18, 2013, lemonelephant said…

There won't be a discount for packages sent to "A" School in Groton, but you will get a discount once he is in the fleet if you mail to an FPO address.

At 7:53pm on October 9, 2013, lenrose said…
Thank You HuffyMom23 :) Honestly it has been the longest 8 wks of my life but when I talk about going to see his PIR my co workers say "That went by quick" so maybe it really did!! I got my I AM A SAILOR call yesterday. He was just exhausted after Battle Station. Your time is right around the corner :)
At 7:42pm on October 9, 2013, HuffyMom23 said…

So excited for you that you get to see your son in a couple of days!  I bet you will get the biggest hug from him.  I hope you enjoy your time together.  I just keep hoping these weeks will fly along.  My son graduates on 11-8. I know this week is "Hell Week" for them, so hopefully it isn't too brutal. lol 

At 11:19pm on October 4, 2013, HuffyMom23 said…

Hi!  I did get a good night sleep.  My son called tonight and we weren't expecting it.  He was so much better tonight and didn't get choked up at all.  Everyone is right on how each call gets better.  He was able to talk to us for 37 minutes. His Division 952 had their picture posted on the timeline photos so we were able to see him.  Now I can feel a sense of relief knowing that he is better emotionally.

At 3:02pm on October 4, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Since your SR has a contract for Machinist's Mate (Submarines) (MM SS), you will also want to check out the group, Machinest Mates, and Naval Submarine Base New London Facebook Page. The Rating Information Card for MM SS can be found at

At 2:46pm on October 4, 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 12:17am on October 4, 2013, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined Sub Moms; you will also want to join GROTON, CT. SUBSCHOOL & "A" SCHOOL MOMS and check out the Naval Submarine Base New London Facebook Page. Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend. What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There may be other groups and/or info I can give you. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 12:59am on August 19, 2013, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

lenrose..when you are on the chat site u will not see ur name all u see is Me, but others see lenrose. Also,it is helpful if u add a pic to ur profile.if u need additional help my name is darsatm you can look me up under members...hope this helps and welcome to N4M

At 10:43am on August 18, 2013, BunkerQB said…

lenrose, you made a comment on your own page, so no one will see it unless they come to visit you (like I am doing). Of course, you should check your page at least once a day because as you meet more people, you'll find comments on your wall.  Good luck.


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