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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

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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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**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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Posted on January 2, 2017 at 12:20pm 1 Comment

I don't remember if I sent this before or not.  Please don't delete me!  I'm definitely a lurker not a poster.  I have a submariner on the USS Dallas and everything I have learned on here has been a lifesaver.  Mostly a mind-saver!  Kept me from going into total panic mode more than once!


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Posted on February 9, 2012 at 11:36am 1 Comment

My son is being sworn in on Feb 14th at Ft. Hamilton in New York and then leaving for the Great Lakes.  He's going to be a nuke.  Is there anyone else in the same boat and hopefully from this area whose son or daughter is leaving too?

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At 6:11pm on January 13, 2017, PacNWmom said…

Hi and thanks for "friending" me!

Last I talked to my son (things seem to change so quickly!) he said SUNY-Maritime College was a strong option for him. The other one is Iowa State, in Ames. Talk about 2 completely different settings! Either smack-dab in the middle of Iowa or in the Bronx. I think either one will be culture shock after growing up in Oregon, then living in Charleston for almost 2 years.

He's an ET, and as you may have read, just passed his boards. YAY! We (my son, his older sibling and I) are disappointed he won't be going to Oregon State. I was really looking forward to him being so close to home for 3 years. Oh well, this just means we get to explore a new part of the country.

Tell me a bit about your son. Is he an ET, MM or EM? Has he been in Charleston, Ballston Spa or out in the fleet? Does he have his college stuff all nailed down yet?

How about you? How do you feel about this Navy adventure? Tell me a bit about yourself.

Take care and thanks for the offer of help! I may take you up on it.

At 7:14pm on January 2, 2017, lemonelephant said…

PatM...i, I see you have changed your Username (probably some time ago) so that it no longer contains what appears to be your full name; you also need to change the URL to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile)  (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.)

Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.

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

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with you or your Sailor.

You may also want to update your "About me:" section to reflect your current situation.

At 3:05pm on April 22, 2014, jelaine3 said…

thank you for the info. My son is in the group that's stuck there indefinitely because of the equipment breakdown and his lease is up on the furnished apt they had and can't extend as the owner is returning for race season. moving into an unfurnished place and just needs a bed and a few things. I'll pass this on to him.

At 12:36pm on January 15, 2014, Mark said…

Hi - I didn't want to address the comments and name-calling on the main board and stir the pot more - but I applaud the way you handled it.  The comments directed at you were beyond the pale.  I wish I could say they surprised me, but they fit with the poster's history of dogmatic statements.

At 1:24pm on December 9, 2013, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Hi there - did you still want me to try to get you a challenge coin at PS grad this Friday? I'm trying to remember who wanted coins!

At 5:26am on October 18, 2013, PattiP said…

Hi!  I'm guessing that our sons know each other -one of the few times I've talked with my son, he said there's only about 120 students in his class.  His name is Joe Prickett & is one of those non-communicators! :-(    ...and we've really haven't heard anything from him since this 'on crew' phase started.  I'm just holding my breath, keeping fingers crossed, & praying all is going well for him!!  ;-/

At 1:42pm on August 31, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi, You have been approved for "MAS We Ship Love". You now have access to the addresses. Thanks for participating! Pat

At 4:07pm on August 10, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For more information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side, click on "New Moms Read First." If you still need help or have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message.

You can get information on our August adoption in the Discussion Forum on Molly's group page, too.

Is your sailor a Nuke? Mine is an EM on the USS Pasadena currently in drydock in New Hampshire.

Again, Welcome, and thanks for joining us. Pat

At 8:42pm on May 19, 2012, cathy said…

Hey NJ Mom - nice to meet someone from NJ. I asked my son how close you are and he said we are quite a distance.

At 5:02pm on May 18, 2012, cathy said…

My son was sworn in at FT. Hamilton  and is now in A  school to become a nuke.  I went to his graduation from BC and would like to pass on some info.  You will be allowed to meet your sailor at the airport to give them phones, lap tops, clothes - whatever.  What they didn't tell us was that our sailors can be given another bag full of their things.  My son took a full duffel bag of his possessions.  It made life a lot easier for him.  Had I known in advance that bag would have been packed full because a week later I was shipping a big box.


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