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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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timsmom submariner
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Timsmom submariner's Friends

  • ProudMama (ship 2 div 937)
  • 1stlove (02/946)
  • Lori_KingsBay_USSRI_Radio
  • Missy [FCwife]
  • Navy Wife K
  • S12/D342-Yamile/Christian's Mom
  • LC girlfriend [[ship12 div344]]
  • DrewsMomRita
  • Rebecca_Marions mom
  • LindaB(Ant'sMom)10/15
  • Nicksproudmom A-school!!
  • AbbyP
  • Kelly (Pink) Curtis' Mom
  • Angel of Freedom
  • SOBE,PIR 6/4/10 IT Mom, Italy

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A little about me:
My new nickname, "in the dark" or at least that is what it feels like! ha ha,,I have a sense of humor.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

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At 7:02pm on June 29, 2012, ProudMama (ship 2 div 937) said…

Thanks timsmom submariner.  Is this your son's first deployment?

At 12:30pm on August 31, 2011, Angel of Freedom said…
Hi timsmom and welcome.  Will send you a couple websites to answer your question about HI. Blessings,
At 2:09am on October 31, 2010, Rhonda8881 said…
Thank you for the friend request. Sorry it took me a while to respond. I have been out of state for a family funeral and did not have internet access for a while.
At 5:17pm on October 11, 2010, Cavalier Mom ☆ See my Sailor! said…
Thanks for the Cheers. Good Luck on BS21 tomorrow night. I didn't hardly sleep knowing our group was the 1st(341), and not knowing what to expect. But after hearing her voice the next day... "Mommmm, that was sooo much fun!!!!!" You would've thought she had been to Six Flags or something! Try not to worry much if you can. I'm sure your son and his group will do just fine. Can't wait for the phone call!! Hearing their description of the "receiving their cover" ceremony is what gets you! Cheers to you!! ~Lorna
At 5:55pm on September 29, 2010, S12/D342-Yamile/Christian's Mom said…
Looking forward to meeting you on 3 weeks on God's Will!
At 6:26pm on September 22, 2010, Kyle's mom said…
My son is SHIP 12 DIV 344 too
At 4:41pm on September 22, 2010, Kyle's mom said…
I saw a post on your wall about FB (facebook?) and pics???? and Blue Candles and something about lighting them for battlestations......and a t shirt??? help!
At 4:37pm on September 22, 2010, Kyle's mom said…
I'm so excited! Thanks for being my friend! where do you live and are you planning on going to pir?
At 2:02pm on August 24, 2010, BunkerQB said…
Join this California Central Valley group. Quite a few members live in your local area. Click on the link below and click "JOIN." Post a comment and introduce yourself to the group.
Meet and Greet on August 28, 2010 in Merced. Click below for more into and see who is coming.
At 5:41pm on March 29, 2010, Gloria P. said…
Hi newnavymom welcome to the SECF group. To answer your question yes my son loves what he does. Just remember my son is an SECF you have also FT and STS he will find out which one he will be in due time. Wishing your sailor the very best.

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