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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 - 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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Update on Yvonne's CT Myelogram on Wednesday

Update on Yvonne's test on Wednesday...

We arrived at the OBICI Sentara Hospital in Suffolk at 7:00 in the morning. They started prepping her for the procedure at a little after 8:00. There were two parts: The injection of the dye in her spine and x-rays in various positions, and then the CT scan again in various positions. The positioning and injection of the dye was very painful for her. But she came through it ok. The CT scan wasn't bad she said. But then she had to lay flat on her back for two hours. The first ten minutes were excruciatingly painful. Then the CT tech came back into the room where we were and said she could lay on her side as long as she didn't lift her head. As soon as she rolled to her side her pain was almost gone! She went to sleep. Then they came and got us and took us back up to the original prep room. There she fell back to sleep for the next couple of hours. Finally they sent us home about 1:30. She slept on the way home. As soon as we got home it was time for a nap! Thank you all for your prayers!! Now we wait until November 2nd to see Dr. Shuff the surgeon again. Please keep praying. This has been one long ordeal and both of us were hoping it would have been long over by now!

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Comment by Chipmunk on October 20, 2022 at 10:52pm

John, Thank you so much for the update! May the Lord continue to pour out his grace, wisdom, and peace upon you both and all of the doctors and caregivers. I am so glad that Yvonne was allowed to move to her side, so that her pain could be relieved. 

Comment by Chipmunk on October 26, 2022 at 8:00pm

John and Yvonne!! Continued prayers for you both!!


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