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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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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 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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Compression fracture in Yvonne's vertebrae

Please keep Yvonne in your prayers. When we saw the surgeon on the 6th of July he showed us the x-rays and said Yvonne has a compression fracture of one of her vertebrae. He said there is nothing that can be done except wait for it to heal. And it looked like it was already doing that. But, she is having quite a bit of extra pain in her back the last few days. She couldn't even finish her physical therapy session on Thursday because her back hurt. So if you could, please pray for her. It has been especially difficult at night when she tries to sleep; and we're getting ready to head upstairs now. Bless you and thanks for the prayer support. She is really trying to keep a good spirit through all of this pain. God is faithful and has promised to restore her to health and heal her wounds. We believe that and holding on to the promise.

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on July 17, 2022 at 10:44pm

Oh John - I am sorry to hear that about Yvonne.  My youngest son also had a compression fracture in his vertebrae.  There is nothing they did for it either.  He was a cross country/track and field runner in high school and college and they think it was from that.  I hope she heals soon and the pain lessens quickly....she's been through so much already.  hugs and prayers to you both.

Comment by Chipmunk on July 17, 2022 at 11:49pm

John, I am sorry, I do not get email feeds for your blog posts and I guess I missed it yesterday. 

Heavenly father, this is another night for Yvonne and sleep is so important to our healing process. I just lift her up before you Lord and ask for you to help her to enter into restful peaceful sleep in the midst of the pain and suffering. We hold on to your word and promise of health and healing and thank you for your faithfulness. In Jesus' Name, Amen. 

Comment by Mississippi Mom on July 18, 2022 at 11:07am

Praying for Yvonne's pain to lessen, her healing to come quickly, and for her to be able to get the rest she needs. Also praying for you, John, as you wait upon her and continue to encourage and support her.  Sending lots of prayers and gentle hugs. 

Comment by Valtameri on July 23, 2022 at 5:56pm

I hope she is feeling better and the pain has decreased!


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