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**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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


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**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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For all the Moms(and Dads) with a Sailor in Japan

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Comment by Blondie on June 21, 2021 at 5:06pm

THIS is what True LOVE looks like!!  Joseph holding Sister

Comment by Blondie on June 21, 2021 at 5:03pm

Just stopping by. Sounds like everyone is BUSY.  Love that there is more Good news then bad ! 

My newest granddaughter was born June 1st. Lillianna Grace. Both are doing good. Lillianna is Growing way to fast!  she left hospital at 7#5oz, next day, less then 24 hours she had her 1st doctor check up she had gained 3oz. before she was 2 weeks old she weighed 10#  after she was 2 weeks we quit waking her every 2 hours to feed. (Thank God) Exhausting for me think what it was doing to Mama! she breast feeds. Took my daughter back to the doctor 1 week after surgery to have bandage removed, bruising hmmm. that night she started itching, next day full on rash! almost blisters....?  Doctor office said use  benadryl  pills and gel but WHAT are we treating???? Daddy and Sister are allergic to latex but she never has been. she can't lift anything more then 15# so I ended up taking another week off to stay with her. What are they gonna do fire me?!  I came home to try and get caught up at work. Checking with her constantly throughout the day....

Good thing hubby is not working yet because we have been having storms. Corn fields stripped of leaves, stalks broke in half, wheat fields laying down, we lost trees, fire pit thrown over house, stink pipe ripped of house, some of the siding with holes....snapped tomatoes plants, garlic, onions....what a mess!  Been ruff getting yard mowed, either flooded or trying to clear trees. one limb about 6 inches in diameter was 32 rows out in the corn field! We were lucky no windows broke and our roof is in tack. 

Tahlia, did an overnight by herself with us this weekend, I think she's jealous of Lillianna. LOL

Comment by T-Lynn on June 21, 2021 at 1:46pm


 Yippee Pan Moms checking in !!!!

How my gossip tank was low. Now its getting almost full. Just need Blondie to top it off.

Kim - Will send reiki to daughter in law for all to go smoothly and hair !!!! 

Miss- today is the second day of summer right ? Well, it feels like Autumn !  Now fooling.  Weird.    And hey Pan Moms - Road Trip.  Miss said she would host a Shindig.  Oh all the hugging we all can do!!  Just share the date Miss - I am already packing. 

Drama - what a nice surprise !!!  congrats on the grandson. I am looking forward to you getting to snuggle him.  And you kids don't have to worry - your Grandson will be the only kid with no cavities for his entire live!  His Grandma will make sure of that. 

HI Chris - gee did you had a roller coaster ride.  I hope by now your mom is doing so much better  but I have never heard of this Dean Omish.  I will have to do some research .  But I am happy that your mom is with you.  Enjoy.  And thank you for the picture , they look like they are having fun.

Sorry this is short - I now have to get my chores done before its time to get grandson off teh bus from Summer School and Grand daughter for Day care.  got to get dinner ready for the oven too.  with it not being hot today - I am baking.  Apple pie is done!

Talk again soon.  Many hugs  hearing from you all made my day  thanks. 

Comment by DramaSoul on June 19, 2021 at 12:10pm

Chris…I have known about Dean Ornish for years! His protocols do work. In every wellness continuing education class I have taken, he is referenced. Great to hear you are working on that for your mom. 


Comment by Chris, Forever Ray's Proud Mom on June 19, 2021 at 10:03am

Hey All,

Miss you are right, we've all been busy! Glad everyone was able to get together. She did it the smart way with cards instead of gifts. When we were married, we lived in HI and flew to OH as Mom had arranged everything.

Speaking of Mom, she moved in with us Last week of March. Took her HHG about a month to arrive as the moving company played games, but she had a bed, and our home, so it all worked out in the end, as they say.  3 days b4 she moved, her family doc found an abnormal EKG (inverted T waves) so in a matter of 3 days she had a cardiac consult and cardiac Cath! 60% blockage in the LAD (widow maker) but "not enough" to stent. So she flew down and I had arranged a cardiologist here already who saw her within two weeks. Fortunately, this cardiologist runs an Ornish center. Dean Ornish is a cardiologist who developed a program that is proven to actually reverse cardiac disease (and breast, colon and prostate cancers, and Alzheimers) if followed. The program cannot claim the additional disease reversals, as there isn't documented, research proof at this time. The program includes exercise, plant based diet, support group and stress reduction. And they say the stress reduction may be the most important facet. The inflammation from animal proteins is a major cause of a lot of issues related to above diseases. Anyway, I am trying to do it with Mom. My BIL has sever issues and is successfully converted his household! Still finding the right ingredients and recipes, but there are so many available.

My daughter was able to get to HI to see her Brother at Pearl. They had a great time. Did all the touristy stuff!

We also adopted a 3yo red Doberman. His previous owner had passed away and the dog was stuck in the house, unable to get to him, and without food or water for several days. (This happened about 8 weeks ago.) So he has baggage, but is a tremendous addition to the family. We start training Monday!

Prayers for all and their families, a LOT going on here!! Hugs to all.

Comment by DramaSoul on June 18, 2021 at 8:55pm

Hi All,

I have been away from the computer for anything but work or bill stuff.

Not sure if I told everyone I became a grandma in November 2020. Well Max, my grandson, just cut his first 2 teeth. Of course I had sent him an infant toothbrush, teething ring and orthodontically-correct pacifier when he was a MONTH OLD. I have been a dental hygienist (still working!) for 50 years so I have to let my grandson benefit from all of this knowledge!  My Corpsman and DIL laughed and tried to tell me that he didn't have teeth yet. I reminded them that he would get them and....he did! I haven't met him yet since they are in NE and I am in the Northwest. Going to go visit in October but in the meantime...FaceTime and videos! The video of him trying his first solid food was HILARIOUS! I can't believe this is my son's (he's my baby) first Father's Day. Wow...that went by fast. It was just yesterday my son was 6 months old. 

My cats, Tupac and Shelby have been very entertaining of late. There has been a lot of squirrel and bird activity on my patio and Shelby likes to crawl on her tummy and stalk them from inside the house and the sliding glass door. she shrugs it off and does it all over again. Tupac just looks at her from the cat perch. You can almost see him shake his head.

Living in Oregon, we have a saying....if you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes. It's been crazy with heat then rain/hail and now back to heat. 

It's been a crazy year for sure. Sending love, light and hugs to all of the Moms :-)

Comment by Mississippi Mom on June 18, 2021 at 12:18pm

Kim, just come on!  We can cook up a "shindig" in heartbeat at my house.  My niece's husband told her one day that he had noticed if a dog ran through the house, we just stop and have a cookout to celebrate! LOL!  Not quiet that bad, but close.   

Yay for your daughter-in-law's hair.  Bless her!  I will keep her in my prayers.  So thankful that your Sailor has a great command!   

T-Lynn, a week or so ago I thought we were going to have to start an Ark!  We got rain for a solid week, and a lot of time it was heavy rain.   The lower part of my yard is still mushy.   We have not had any rain this week and I don't think we have any in the forecast for the near future.  Probably will be ready to do a rain dance also.  Just a normal Mississippi Summer. I am happy you are feeling better.  Sounds like you are having lots of fun with those grandchildren.   I hope you get to take those mini vacations and have lots of fun!   My daughter told me that the temps in Arizona was 117 yesterday!   I told her I can't even imagine how they are going to be able to deal with August!  She said they are breaking records right now.   

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and Happy Father's Day to all of the Dads!   Don't know exactly what we are doing yet for the hubs, but have to get on this, as he is so deserving.  Take care and stay cool!  

Comment by Kim on June 17, 2021 at 1:30pm

Hello Pan moms.

Miss, I love a good shindig.  One day I will travel the country and have a shindig with everyone.

T, glad to hear that you are feeling better.

My DIL is in radiation treatments and still goes every 3 weeks for 2 drug infusions.  This will go on until January.  Her hair is starting to grow!  My sailors command is been great helping him schedule his time to help her with their 6 year old and his work.

Comment by T-Lynn on June 17, 2021 at 11:39am


 Hurray  Miss you checked in !!!! I was getting worried that I got kicked off again.  But luckily  I am here !!!

Your weekend sounded wonderful. I smiled while reading your entire message.  How sweet for your daughter to see everyone - especially her Grandmother. But hearing about the temp ... ! A friend in Arizona has been sharing too, that they are getting the heat early.  Wonder if this means you will have an early Autumn ?  as for now - keep safe with the weather.

Here, I am finally over my sinus and ear infection.  What a wonderful way to start Summer - sneezing and stuffed up.  And our weather is strange. Hot during the day and then it drops to the lower 60's to the 50's. then the clouds come in as if to rain.  But haha - then they run away.  Our farmers here are about to do a rain dance. Hubby only mowed every two weeks, otherwise there would not be a lawn. 

sorry gossip here. Family is fine, Emma is taking over her day care room. she might be small, but not her attitude. Riker is having fun at Summer School. REALLY - he is liking it. And now with us open now - we can go to the museum, parks, and events. So I want to try for small vacations around our area. 

Heard from sailor - he is busy. But ok. That's it.

Need to get along - yes - Laundry Fairy is here. Actually of late - she moved in.

Take care - hugs

Comment by Mississippi Mom on June 15, 2021 at 5:19pm

Hello Everyone!  This group has been quiet.  I am thinking everyone is just super busy.  We all know Blondie is, without a doubt.  My days continue to be on the crazy side.  Memorial Day weekend our daughter flew home from Phoenix for a couple of days.  She was so excited to get to visit my Mom.  On Sunday we had a "shindig" for lack of a better word at my house for everyone to come and see her and look at her wedding pictures.  She did not need a shower, and plus she was flying, so gifts would be hard to get home.  She did receive a lot of cards, money, and gift cards, but she so enjoyed getting to see everyone. It had been 15 months since she was home.     Also having everyone to my house makes it so much easier than her trying to make the rounds to their houses to see them.   I was truly exhausted by the time I got her back to the airport and then made it back home.  It is a good 2 hour drive from our house to the airport.   We were so happy to see her that it makes it all worth it. 

 I am still having my brothers and sisters to my house to visit with Mom on Sundays and also for lunch.  I am taking this coming Sunday off, as I am helping my oldest sister with a baby shower for daughter-in-law at her house, on Saturday and we plan to have Mom there for that.  And I really do need a break.   

My Mom for the most part is doing good physically.   Some days are better than others, mentally.   It seems that the phone calls are coming more frequent that she is totally confused and wants me to talk to her and see what I can do, or either can I come up there.    This is really tough and I know some of you have been there.     We are just really thankful for the good days (and sometimes good hours).   

My mother-in-law had a should replacement done last week.  She has been moved to our local hospital for therapy as a swing bed patient.   The visit rules are still strict here.  Hopefully hubs and I can make it this afternoon, if no one else has been there.   Only 2 visitors per day can see her. 

Summertime has hit us with a vengeance.   The past weekend the humidity and temps were almost unbearable.  Hubs was trying to paint a set of cabinets, and he said it was awful.   Had to take many breaks and drink lots of water.  The heat index was 104.   This is usually our August weather.   

I hope all of you are well and cool! 

Take care!  


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