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Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

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 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.


RTC Graduation

**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.

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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John and Yvonne's Blog (32)

Update on prayer request for Yvonne 010622

Yvonne got her surgery date this afternoon. It is scheduled for January 18th. The doctor said it would be an 8 hour surgery. She'll probably be in the hospital for several days afterward. Between now and then we'll be going to several pre-op appointments with various doctors.

Added by John and Yvonne on January 6, 2022 at 8:21pm — 1 Comment

Update on prayer request for Yvonne

Good morning! Just thought I would update everyone who's praying what happened at our doctor visit yesterday. We went to the orthopedic surgeon who said said it would be fusion from T12 to S1 with rods and screws. Then he proceeded to tell us everything that could possibly go wrong and scared us to death! And then told us to go home and talk about it some more and call him in a couple of days. During the visit he did tell us he was a Christian. He even referred to the story in the…


Added by John and Yvonne on December 9, 2021 at 10:10am — No Comments

Playing Speak Out!

Madison got the game Speak Out for us and then went on deployment. So when she got back we finally got together and played the game. What laughter and fun it was! Trying to talk and say the phrases on the cards with the mouthpieces in our mouths was a…

Added by John and Yvonne on December 3, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Night of the Buckeyes and the Cubs!

Military Ministry at John and Yvonne' here to read our latest blog update.

Added by John and Yvonne on October 18, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

White Chicken Chili, Chocolate Chip Pie, and Nick Vujicic!

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Added by John and Yvonne on July 31, 2016 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Chicken Wings and Apples to Apples at John and Yvonne's

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Added by John and Yvonne on July 24, 2016 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Military Ministry at John and Yvonne's this Sunday

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Added by John and Yvonne on July 19, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Military Ministry at John and Yvonne's

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Added by John and Yvonne on July 19, 2016 at 12:08am — No Comments

Military Ministry at John and Yvonne's

Visit our blog at John and Yvonne's Blog for the pictures and story of this week's activities 

Added by John and Yvonne on July 11, 2016 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Thanksgiving Day 2014

Great Thanksgiving Day!

We had five sailors at the table, and what a awesome bunch of guys! Cristian (USS Kearsarge), Mark, Jonathan (USS Eisenhower), Austin (USS Eisenhower), Jedd (USS Truman).

Austin made "Angeled" Eggs for us (Yum!). Jonathan and Cristian made guacamole and salsa for appetizers. Yup! Yvonne made everything else...except the gravy. That's always my job! 

Before we ate we started watching the Detroit-Chicago game. Than Yvonne called us to the table and…


Added by John and Yvonne on November 28, 2014 at 6:59pm — 1 Comment

Life after boot camp

We know that it is hard for all you navy moms whose sons and daughters are headed to or already in Boot Camp!  And of course after they have graduated, they will be transferring to a school's command somewhere else in the country.  The most important thing you can do for them, besides staying in communication with them, is to pray for them.  It's not always easy for them to be far from home either.  That's where we come in.  If any of your sons or daughters transfer to Virginia…


Added by John and Yvonne on October 11, 2011 at 11:59am — 3 Comments

My Publisher Photo Book

I just created a photo book in that turned out fantastic! The printed book is just like a professional coffee table book you buy in a store. I've been looking for way to show my pictures and this is phenomenal! I love it! The price is also great! With a base price of $29.80 you get 20 pages and the cover. You can create stories in each book.

Added by John and Yvonne on August 11, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments


Wow! I can't believe it's been so long since I've been on here. I really haven't fallen off the planet. Just have had a lot going on in our church and in our military minsitry. "Busy" doesn't even begin to cover it! I'm going to have to schedule time to get back on here. Hope no one has like, totally forgotten us. :)

Added by John and Yvonne on November 23, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Saturday May 1, 2010

Yvonne and John and Cody ate hamburgers and fries at the house and were starting a game of dominoes, then decided to go to the Virginia International Tattoo at the Scope in Norfolk instead. The beautiful colors, pagentry, and music from international military bands were awesome! I am soooo glad we went! I think this is going to be an annual event for us.

Added by John and Yvonne on May 1, 2010 at 11:34pm — 1 Comment

Sunday April 25, 2010

Had a housefull this afternoon! Savannah, Brandon, and Malachai (NAS Oceana), Cody (USS Fort McHenry), Kim, Aiden, and Barbara (NAVSTA Norfolk), and Sarah and Jacob! We ate Italian Crepes and a spinach and artichoke vegetable, and then vanilla biscotti and coffee for dessert. Yum! Then we watched the first eight chapters in the Matthew video and prayed together. What a great day! Check out the pictures I added.

Added by John and Yvonne on May 1, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Saturday April 24, 2010

Had a good night tonight with Brandon, Savannah and Malachai (NAS Oceana), and Cody and Pricilla (USS Fort McHenry. We played Settlers of Cataan and ate club andwiches and chips. Yvonne won the game!

Added by John and Yvonne on May 1, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Civil War Reenactment Photos

Here are some of the photos from the Civil War Reenactment we went to in Yorktown, VA. It was really cold that day, but we all had a good time anyway! After spending the day watching the war and interacting with the soldiers on both sides, we went to Andrea's Italian Restaurant (best pizza in Hampton Roads) for pizza, then to (believe it or not) Coldstone Creamery for ice cream.

Added by John and Yvonne on March 27, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Annual Civil War Reenactment

We have the annual Civil War Reenactment coming up this weekend. We'll be spending the day at the Endview Plantatin in Yorktown, VA. It is always a fun, interesting, and educational day! I'll put pictures up when we get back.

Added by John and Yvonne on February 26, 2010 at 1:01pm — No Comments

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