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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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mikes mom replied to Worldtravel4ever's discussion 'Death in the family' in the group HM (Hospital Corps) "A" School in San Antonio
"Hi It has happened to my family twice .. once when my daughter was in boot camp (which she stayed and finished and didn't come home ... The red cross helped me get a phone call with to her) ... Then when my mother passed my son was in A school…"
Jul 30, 2019
mikes mom commented on Unknown's group 'HM (Hospital Corps) "A" School in San Antonio'
"Hi Anita ! You're just starting out and I'm finally I'm my way out ! I've been a military mom for 18 years .... My Corpsman is finishing his 11th year ... He's retiring  ...   The experience is amazing …"
May 21, 2019

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When I heard “Navy,” I...
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Marine Corps Green
From the halls of Montezuma –-
First words of a famous song.
When Marines go into battle,
A Navy corpsman goes along.

From its very beginning
The Corps has steadily grown,
And the attitude of Marines is,
"We take care of our own."

Marines may give up their water
Or even their last bean,
But never their Navy corpsman
Wearing Marine Corps green.

When Marines and their corpsman
Are standing side by side,
The first thing you notice
Is the sharing of their pride.

If you are looking for trouble
Of a kind you’ve never seen,
Attack their Navy corpsman,
The one in Marine Corps green.
Why we are called to sand along-side "My Marines"
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 10:38am on July 31, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

At 1:54am on February 18, 2013, dianevdb said…

Dear Mikes Mom, Ive been meaning to ask you have family who ride horses? My daughter asked me if I know someone with the Navy for Moms from the coast side.

At 5:30pm on August 20, 2012, missin'mybrowneyedboy said…

Hi Marsha, I am lousy at navigating these sites! I did not know you had responded on the 15th either until just now. I had accepted a "friend" request from another Wa-Ore member, but her message disappeared as soon as I hit "accept" (This has happened everytime! ARGH!) so was trying to find where in cyber space it had been sent too! No luck yet: (   Well, my kid is out on the Alabama as a rider and he has been silent for over a week now. He had sent an email to his sister and my sister after our last contact so I don't know if he's just making the rounds or is truly in River City : (  I was surprised he had contacted me as often as he had before but he had warned me things were "hectic" so I guess he would say "I told you so!" He also predicted he would miss all the entire summer weather(July-August) and so far he's been right. I haven't emailed that he is right about that  because he is still not due back for at least another month and I think that would not fall into the category of "happy, fun, or encouraging" news :)) Speaking of "fun/funny" I am having a horrible time finding fun-funny clean navy jokes, short (really short) stories. Any advice as to where to look? And, what's new w your family? If your son is spending his time topside, I'm glad he has been able to take advantage of the warmer temps. Some body deserves to!!! Take are, Marsha, and I agree, let's stay in touch.   Jaki

At 10:52pm on August 14, 2012, RedHeadedNavyWife said…

I may already be a member of the group you pointed out...and it seems there is a ton of knowledge there from which I can learn about the FMTB.  I look forward to knowing more and hopefully becoming a bit more active on here!  Thanks again!

At 10:52pm on July 18, 2012, missin'mybrowneyedboy said…

Hi Marsha, Again, I am gobsmacked at the thought of you having THREE kids serving in the military and your son doing one of the most dangerous jobs in the Navy as a corpsman w a depolyment in Afghanistan. You are an incredibly strong woman so I suppose that's why your children chose the fields they did. Although these two adjectives are often over used they REALLY do apply to you: Awesome and Amazing. I am honored to be your friend: ) Hey, by the way, do you know "Dor," a nuke mom? Her sailor is in WA, she has another son in South America w the Air Force and yet another son in Afghanistan right now w the Army Reserve. I think they are from the midwest but her sailor son is NOT happy w WA weather so I'm relieved to hear your's is doing ok w it:) Well, my "Navy" connection is through my son, Connor, who is a new STS(Sonar Tech, Submarine) and he is spending most of his time at the shipyard in Bremerton(and, yes, you did spell it right:) because his sub, the USS Kentucky, is in dry dock for a two year overhaul. All new submariners have to go through a long "qualification" process until they earn their "dolphins" so until then they are referred to as NUB: a Non-Useful Body. He is working hard on getting those quals done for obvious reasons:0  I know I am very fortunate because he is just a comparatvely short drive and then a lovely ferry ride away so I've been able to see him almost every weekend since mid June, however I know that luxury will come to an end sooner rather than later:(  Well, there ya go. My Navy mom story: }  So, again, glad you signed in and are you the one who used the "lurking" word? No, never!!!!   Everyone who is a mom, wife, fiance, girlfriend, sister, grandmother (and even the dads) deserve to read away! Can never have too much information or support, right? : ) Well, hope you have a great evening and look foward to any and all insights you want to share. Jaki  (PS: Oh, my dad was a 19 year old Navy corpsman assigned to the Marines during WWII. Just by devine intervention he ended up in the Phillipines rather than storming one of the beaches on Japan. Hallelujah for that!)

At 2:06am on February 21, 2012, DawnasMom said…

Hi Mike's Mom.  My daughter Dawna just left for Boot Camp on Wednesday an I am going through all the mixed emotions.  Sure am having a hard time with her gone and not able to talk to her.  We talk everyday.  I know she is getting her life better.  How is your son doing?

Dawna's Mom


At 10:25pm on October 24, 2011, cocojazz said…
Hi Mike's mom.  Im kim.  Thanks for friending me.  I look forward to getting to know some of you in the Mesa Verde group.  Feeling so disconnected from my son.
At 8:27am on October 16, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…
Hi Marsha, How is your sailor doing? Have you checked out Molly's Adopt A Sailor lately. Our Oct. adoptees requested Christmas, so that is what we are doing. Our "official" Christmas group will be announced Nov. 1. Best wishes to you and your sailor. Pat
At 2:58pm on July 6, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi Mike's Mom, Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor!! For information on what and how we do things, go to Molly's group page and on the right side below the member pictures, click on "New Moms Read First". If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

The July adoption is going to be a little different than normal. This is the FIRST time we have been able to adopt a submarine!!! We are very excited about this but there are still a couple of details to be worked out with their Ombudsman. All information will be posted as soon as it is all set!.

Also, are you aware that we are in the Pepsi contest to win money for our troops? If you need info on that please let me know too! Thanks for joining us and hope to talk to you soon! Pat

At 8:26pm on May 11, 2011, Tammi said…
Hi Mikes mom...thank you for the nice welcome comment. I am still learning how to navigate this website.  lol  

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