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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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Missy(BESS-Groton, CT)
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I am Melissa, my husband is Marc and he is in Connecticut for Sub school! We have a 4 year old son and are expecting another child!
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At 10:19pm on July 29, 2010, navygirl0118(Brandon's Wife) said…
Yea, I'm definitely going to go up there every chance I get!!! That sucks that he is so far away :( You won't be moving there since you guys are married?
At 10:36pm on July 28, 2010, navygirl0118(Brandon's Wife) said…
That's great! I'm actually going to see mine this weekend, his parents are going up there and they invited me to tag along. His a-school is only about 4 hours away so it makes it easier to go up there. After this weekend it'll probably be awhile before I can go back though. But I'll take whatever I can get haha!
At 4:10pm on July 28, 2010, navygirl0118(Brandon's Wife) said…
yea that's definitely not long enough :( do you know when you'll get to see him again?
At 9:32pm on July 27, 2010, navygirl0118(Brandon's Wife) said…
Yea, it was great to meet you! I'm glad you said something to me haha. But yes I did find him and we were at the airport from 4 am til 9 pm actually. It was a long day but I was so thankful to get to spend that time with him. I definitely cried too when he had to leave. There just isn't ever enough time! I hope you enjoyed your time with your Sailor :)
At 4:21pm on July 19, 2010, Binker & Bro: 2X Nuke Mom said…
McDaniel is not the name Alex told me so you and the baby rest easy and wait for the call.
At 10:13am on July 19, 2010, saylur78wife (ship 10 div 250) said…
Hey, Missy! I'm only about a week ahead of you. The doc says I'm further along than the baby is measuring, but I am going to talk to her about that at my next appt. My baby measured at 12 weeks last tuesday, so as of tomorrow I'll be 13 weeks, or so I think. :) I'm excited for our sailors to be to call home. If I remember correctly you should know something soon, right? I won't hear from mine til wednesday! I am so anxious!!! Well, I'll talk to you later. I have to finish cleaning and then start packing so I don't forget anything. :) See ya!
At 12:21am on July 19, 2010, saylur78wife (ship 10 div 250) said…
Hello, hello! So I have to ask, how far along are you? And did your husband know you were preggers before he left? Talk to you later~
At 11:06pm on July 18, 2010, navygirl0118(Brandon's Wife) said…
so am I! it's not even that I'm nervous he won't pass, I'm just nervous in general. I can't help it haha. but I'm so looking forward to getting that phone call tomorrow! he's only gotten to call 1 other time. oh, and congrats on being pregnant! I meant to tell you earlier but I must have forgotten. my brain is so scattered lol
At 10:52pm on July 18, 2010, navygirl0118(Brandon's Wife) said…
haha yep! I saw him. I looked at those pictures for so long lol. I wanted to see some more pics! I read on the comments that they don't usually photograph the Captain's Cup so I guess we're really lucky we got to see pics! I have my candle lit for our guys tonight by the way :) I hope they do awesome
At 7:54pm on July 18, 2010, navygirl0118(Brandon's Wife) said…
oh that's cool, my boyfriend wants to be on submarines eventually! yea we plan on getting married pretty soon. I can't wait to move up there with him! yea he's in picture 31 he's the one running. I looked for him in the picture that you saw your husband in but he wasn't in that one. it's funny cause I recognize 2 of the guys my boyfriend shipped out with in that picture too. could you find your husband in any other pics?

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