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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.

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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."

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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As most of you who are following my posts about Yvonne, she had a set back a couple of months ago. Dr. Shuff sent her for a CT Myelogram which came back clear except for the top two vertebrae. So he ordered an MRI to check out those levels. Unfortunately, when she went for the MRI lying on her back hurt so much she couldn't lay still so they sent us home. So the Doctor has ordered another MRI under IV sedation. But that probably won't be until the middle of December. Until then we simply wait. She hurts quite a lot and is walking very slowly. Sometimes she has great difficulty making her legs move at all. She is working very hard to maintain a positive outlook and to keep her eyes focused on Jesus Christ. We are trying very much to continue holding on unswervingly to the hope we profess because we know that He who promised is faithful! (Hebrews 10:23). And we have believed and profess that God told us from Jeremiah 30:17 that He would restore Yvonne to health and heal her wounds. Please continue to pray for her.

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on November 25, 2022 at 1:01am

I am so sorry to hear of the setbacks Yvonne has been experiencing.  This has definitely been a long difficult process for her.  I truly hope they can figure out what's causing these issues when they do the new MRI.  You both continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Comment by Chipmunk on November 25, 2022 at 10:52am

John, Thank you for sharing this update. I understand the struggle to stay positive when everything around seems in opposition to that. I will share your post with the Christian Navy Moms group. As B'sNukeMom said, both of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Comment by belovedbyHim on November 25, 2022 at 10:37pm

Thank you for sharing John.  We continue to lift Yvonne up in prayer.


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