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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 Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil 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:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**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).  

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021

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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Update on Yvonne's Recovery...

On the 19th of October Yvonne had a CT Myelogram of her back to find out what is happening that may have caused the set back she experienced in her recovery about six weeks ago. We went to OBICI Hospital in Suffolk for the earliest appointment we could get. The procedure was very painful for her. But she got through it. Last week we saw Dr. Shuff, her surgeon, and he said she got "high marks" on her myelogram. It was clear, with no impingements. However, they didn't get the very top of the area where he operated. The top vertebrae. So he is sending her in for an MRI of that vertebrae to see if there is any impingement at that level or the one above where he operated that might be causing these symptoms. So again, please pray that we will be able to get an appointment soon. She has a lot of pain when she walks and often has trouble moving her feet and lifting her legs high enough to get them over the threshold coming into the house. So if you would, please pray for us. We are still holding on to and believing for God to restore her to health and heal her wounds! (Jeremiah 30:17). I have to admit, this is really hard. We didn't expect that it would take this long, and that she would still be in this much pain.

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Comment by Chipmunk on November 7, 2022 at 10:54pm

John and Yvonne, I am so sorry to hear that there are still so many struggles. I am praying for a quick appointment and for some direction for the surgeon, but most of all, healing and pain relief for Yvonne. 

Comment by MomofJoseph on November 8, 2022 at 8:13am

I pray often for Yvonne to be healed.  I look forward to hearing good news SOON!  

Comment by Mississippi Mom on November 8, 2022 at 4:41pm

Praying for the pain to cease, and complete healing for Yvonne, and for strength for John, you as you continue to wait on her and be her caregiver and support. 

Comment by Chipmunk on November 8, 2022 at 10:43pm

In Jesus' Name, may He lift you up in strength and stamina, as on Eagle's wings!!

Comment by belovedbyHim on November 17, 2022 at 11:37pm

Praying for answers and for God's guidance as you deal with all this.  May Christ be your source of Strength, Comfort and Peace as you wait for appointments and deal with the results.

Comment by Chipmunk on November 17, 2022 at 11:53pm

John & Yvonne, may you both have restful, peaceful sleep tonight, as God's healing continues to flow through your bodies. In Jesus' Name, Amen. 

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