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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

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 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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Prayer request for Yvonne!

After 8 months of what we hoped was recovery and healing...and God has done some awesome things! We thank Him for everything that He has blessed us with in her recovery so far. Last Saturday was the last day we walked around part of the lake near our house. Sunday evening at home she was walking around the house, I was behind her, and all of a sudden, her legs just gave out under her. She was able to get herself back up again. But that is always scary!

Yvonne's walking has gotten slower and slower. I posted that she was having trouble lifting her right foot high enough to clear the threshold to get into the house. Well, that is still happening. She says her legs are really heavy. She did go to physical therapy on Wednesday and Friday this week and did pretty well. But on Friday while getting up from her rollator to the parallel bars her knees gave way again. She was able to hold on to the bars, but they are too high to lift herself up. The therapists came and helped her into a chair. Once rested, she got up and was able to finish her physical therapy session.

Several people have asked me if I've called her doctor to let him know. I hadn't because most of the time they don't respond. But yesterday (Friday afternoon) I decided to call and leave a message. A couple of hours later the surgeon called me back and talked with me! I was really shocked!! He prescribed a twelve day regimen of steroid pills to see if they will help calm down the nerves in her legs to see if that will help her mobility and pain. He is also scheduling a test at the hospital where they inject a dye in her spine to check the nerves in her legs. That should be next week some time.

Please pray for Yvonne because we don't know what's happening or why. It's really frustrating and not a little bit scary. We are still holding on to the Word: Jeremiah 30:17 "I will restore you to health and heal your wounds." Hebrews 10:23 "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess because He who promised is faithful." and Hebrews 13:5-6 "God said I will never leave you nor forsake you. Therefore I can say with confidence, the Lord is my helper. I will not be afraid."

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on October 1, 2022 at 8:26pm

John and Yvonne - praying that the surgeon can figure out the cause of this setback.  Hopefully it's only minor and they can get her back on the road to recovery soon.

Comment by Chipmunk on October 1, 2022 at 11:12pm

John and Yvonne, praying for both of you!

Comment by belovedbyHim on October 1, 2022 at 11:57pm

Praying for you both as you deal with this frustrating and scary situation.


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