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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. 

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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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A-MJ's Mom Ship7/Div162 (2012)
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  • Lancaster, MA
  • United States

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A little about me:
My son is a submariner currently assigned to a boat VERY far away from home. He had PIR in May 2012 and then attended submarine school and A-school in Groton, CT. before he joined the fleet as a Torpedo Mate. So proud of him!
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Be patient and supportive. Things change frequently with the Navy and it's difficult to make plans. But, above all, my goal is to support my son and his choice to serve his country in the world's greatest Navy!
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 7:17pm on June 9, 2012, Tina (4/9/12) said…

Hey Ann-Marie, I currently live in St. Louis but my sailor is in Groton, his PIR was last

Friday 6/1.  For the first time since he left for boot camp I finally got a call that he was upbeat.  I hope he can make the most of it because he signed for 5 years.  I still have family in Lowell and Andover.  I will be making a trip up there for my parents 60th in Oct. but now that my sailor is in Groton I may have to make a visit sooner than I thought. Tks for the offer to bring something to him and if need be I will take you up on it.  Getting together sounds good too, I will let you know if I make it this summer.  You are very lucky you live so close.  Keep in touch.

At 8:44pm on June 2, 2012, Tina (4/9/12) said…

Hey MJ's Mom, I am from Lowell, MA and I see there is another Mom on here from Chelmsford

At 3:01am on May 16, 2012, anchormom said…

Hi MJ'sMom, thank you for the friend request. i cannot wait for next week my sons wife and i have been counting down since he left lol.

At 5:50pm on May 15, 2012, lorijo said…

hi, I am Kendyll's mom.  we are so excited to go out for graduation next week!

At 7:54am on May 13, 2012, diannep said…

accepted your friend request!

At 10:42pm on April 21, 2012, Sandy3632 said…

What does it mean that they are in integrated group?

At 10:41pm on April 21, 2012, Sandy3632 said…

Hi Ann Marie,  I am out of town but my husband is at home and checked the mail and Thursday we got 5 letters from Jacob!  He had to read them all to me over the phone.  There were lots of parts where he was chocked up and had a hard time reading them.  He sounded good on some days, stressed, anxious, depressed, homesick on other days.  I hope we all get phone calls tomorrow (Sunday).  Since that is their only down time I am really hoping to hear his voice.  Have you received any more letters?

At 1:56pm on April 20, 2012, Suzanne_S07/DIV161 said…

Have you gotten a letter or a phone call yet??


P.S Thanks for the Invite

At 9:11pm on April 19, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi, You are approved and now you will have access to the addresses! Gotta run!

At 2:29pm on April 19, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi Ann-Marie, Go to the top of the page and click on "Groups', then click on "Sort By" and choose alphabetical. "MAS We Ship Love" is on page 25. Request to join and I will approve you!


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