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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.
**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).
**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED. Vaccinations still required.
**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021
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 isno 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.
We have committed to sending a weekly care package to my brother-in-law who will be deploying to Afghanistan for 1 year. Does anyone have ideas for things the guys over there regularly request in…Continue
Hi "Walk," and welcome to Indiana Moms! I'm the administrator for the group, so if you have any questions, please ask. My son is a Nuke MM serving on the submarine USS ALABAMA, based out of Bangor, WA. He's been in for 4 years.
Since you're near Indy, be aware that there's a monthly informal dinner in Avon (on the west side) which meets on third Mondays. Click Sep 20 on the Events calendar (right-hand column) for those details. From time to time, we also have regional gatherings in various parts of the state.
Jump in with any questions or comments you may have. I think you'll find we're a nice bunch of folks and always willing to lend an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. Hugs! k.
Hello walk6776, Welcome to N4Ms. You can check with the Post Office for the list of tips about things we may not send and how to wrap things that go in the box. For instance, to Iraq and Afghanistan do not send anything pork, and so forth. There is a form to fill out to itemize generally what you are sending. Some things need to be put in freezer bags to prevent leakage. Ideas like that. Most of the troops I have been communicating with for about 5 years now like personal hygiene items too. If they are boots on the ground, sample size deodorant, foot powder, toothpaste, sunscreen, wet wipes, Q-tips, etc. are easy to take on missions. Almost all of them appreciate snacks and things to add to the MREs to liven them up. The idea mentioned already about powdered drink mixes to put in water bottles are great to break the monotony of drinking just water all the time. Right now, think hot weather 120 degrees or more so no chocolate until it cools down. They all like to receive calling cards to keep in touch with family. Usually I tuck in a sheet of writing paper and an envelope for them to write a letter. Hope this helps. Blessings,
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