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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.

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Sassymom9503's Blog (9)

Its Been A Week Since he Left

Its been One Week Since I Hugged My Son and watched him walk to his New Adventure One Week Since I have heard his Voice ... I took this Photo week before he left well because My Sons are my Favorite to Photograph and I knew I would want to remember him as he was in his day to day routine when he was at Home, Yes he was Happily playing video games in his room ... Now his Room Door is Closed I dont open it because the Clean, Empty Room…


Added by sassymom9503 on October 3, 2013 at 12:27pm — 6 Comments

Thank you Mr Fed Ex Man

Today I have never been so Happy to see the Fed Ex Truck I even took a photo of it as it came up my Street haha!!!

I received My Kid in a Box today, I was releived to get it But as I opened it and saw his handwriting I broke out in tears, I miss My Son So Much...  I am Hoping for the Form Letter soon so I can start the Planning for PIR and so I can start sending him letters

His Bedroom door is shut so I dont have to see the empty room every time I walk by, he has a pair…


Added by sassymom9503 on October 3, 2013 at 3:10am — No Comments

Never enough time / he's there

So we took our last little trip with our Son to San Fran

It was a fun weekend with lots of laughs n memories

I remember last Friday thinking today was still a

Week away and we had plenty of time

It went by so fast !!!! He didn't get to do everything

He wanted but he got a lot done we got home n time

Went faster before I knew it we were watching him

Say goodbye to family n friends had our last family

Dinner n he was off to the hotel I felt like I had… Continue

Added by sassymom9503 on September 27, 2013 at 11:20am — 8 Comments

No Control.... I dont like this feeling one bit

O I do not like this feeling at all, I knew that when My Son Enlisted that My Parental Rights and say so for him was being signed away, that when the time came that I could no longer call the shots with My Boy, and I am not good at not being in control of my life,,,, but what is that quote when you are making plans , god is busy making others or something like that ....

well yesterday my son got a call from his recruiter and his day to leave for BC has been bumped up to…


Added by sassymom9503 on August 27, 2013 at 11:34am — 10 Comments

38 Days Today

Today it is 38 days Until My Son leaves for BC  and we spend the day Together Today Just my son and I

that was one of the many things on the list today until he leaves, we had such a wonderful day laughing and chatting and just having a good time , I took him to breakfast to a resturant that was on the food network , we then found a cute cup cake shop cause everything is better with  a cupcake :) then we went to an indoor go cart racing place, we were the only ones there so we had the…


Added by sassymom9503 on August 22, 2013 at 10:19pm — 3 Comments

He is 18

Well My Boy is 18 Now and leaves for BC 9/30 its been a busy summer shortly after graduation we went on Our Last Family vacation with the 6 of us, it was such a bittersweet trip and so wonderful to have time with my 5 favorite guys in the whole world, my best moment was watching all 4 of my sons play on the beach together laughing and having so much fun, i took many pictures with my camera and with my heart that trip, shortly after we got back My Triplets turned 18 and Summer was in full…


Added by sassymom9503 on July 25, 2013 at 1:54pm — No Comments

High School Graduate

What a last few weeks it has been, Our Triplets are High School Graduates and Our Future Sailor is one step closer to Boot Camp, As each day comes and goes I am alttle more mindful of the moments and days we wont have again, simple conversations about the future sometimes bring me to tears, With Jordan being the first to leave the nest in just 3 short months his brothers are calling dibs on things that he wont use anymore and who will take his room when he is gone, I just hold my breathe and…


Added by sassymom9503 on June 10, 2013 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Update from Me

I know its been awhile since I have been here, we have been very busy with life here in our Home, preparing for Senior Graduation and Birthdays and everything that comes inbetween, a bit of a change Jacob has decided not to enlist in the Navy after all so Just Jordan is Enlisted Now, He leaves for Bootcamp in September,

I am having many many many Mommy Moments with tears and such with graduation coming in 2 weeks but also trying to get as much time in with Jordan as I can,…


Added by sassymom9503 on May 11, 2013 at 6:59pm — 1 Comment

mom of two future sailors

This is My First Blog on the site, I have two out of my three seniors that are enlisting in the Navy this year right after High School, Both have taken the ASVAB one passed and the other will take his test again in 30 days

They are my oldest children and are two of a trio Yes Triplets.... So Jordan is Now going to take his Physical on Thursday and he is off to a Hotel Tomorrow Night .... Whaaaat My 17 year old son is staying in a Hotel alone O mY

gathering what he needs and…


Added by sassymom9503 on January 23, 2013 at 12:11am — 1 Comment

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