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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

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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."

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**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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Driving for the first time since her surgery!

Yvonne had another good week. She walks about a quarter of a mile now, and this week she did it five days in a row. But, here is more exciting news, today after church we went to an empty parking lot and she got behind the wheel of our car for the first time. Everything worked fine and she drove us home! She enjoyed being able to drive again. Praise the Lord for another first! God is restoring her to health and healing her wounds. Thank you Jesus! Unfortunately, she still experiences quite a bit of pain, but that too is getting less and less. Thank you for all of your prayer support!

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on August 7, 2022 at 10:35pm

Wonderful news!  I wish the pain would subside but it's good to see she is improving.

Comment by Valtameri on August 8, 2022 at 6:14pm

All good news, thanks for letting us know!

Comment by Jennifer on August 8, 2022 at 9:50pm
I don't know Yvonne's story but I hope she has a speedy safe recovery.
Comment by Chipmunk on August 8, 2022 at 10:30pm

Jennifer - If you click on John and Yvonne above, it should take you to their profile page. I am not sure if it will go back and show John's other posts, but this is a wonderful couple who have been a part of the N4M site for years and open their home to sailors to join them when they are away from home. Yvonne had surgery several months ago and John has been keeping us posted on her progress. 

John and Yvonne, so glad to hear that Yvonne is getting stronger each day!!

Comment by LindaGirl on August 9, 2022 at 2:34am

Being able to become independent again is such a great feeling.  I know too well, as I have been there after my hip replacement surgery.  Getting behind the wheel is a great accomplishment and one to be proud of!  Congratulations!  

Comment by Northwoodsmom on August 10, 2022 at 9:10am

So very happy for you Yvonne, you have worked long and hard for this and staying strong in your Faith. You let your light shine bright for others to see and even through the trials your trust in the Lord is revealed. Thank you for sharing your Faith with us!


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