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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.

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 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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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I am so sorry that I have not updated this blog for you all. I've been trying to update everyone who has been praying for her, but I just completely forgot you guys. I am so sorry!!! Thank you for your prayers.

Yvonne had her surgery on the 18th. It was supposed to be an 8 hour surgery but turned out to be almost 13 hours! It actually took her until the afternoon of the 20th before she was awake enough from the anesthesia to understand that she had the surgery and that she was not in pre-op anymore. She has been in a LOT of pain!

They moved her out of ICU yesterday afternoon to a room in the orthopedic ward.

I saw her this morning and she is doing much better! She is clearer in her mental state, and in much less pain. She asked me if the doctor was coming in today and when I said yes she wanted her brush to brush her hair. She also asked me to bring her toothbrush. So I know she is on the mends!

Thank you Jesus! Glory to God! Hallelujah!!!

I will try to be more faithful to update you on her status because I know you all are faithful in holding her up in prayer. Thank you again for your faithfulness.

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on January 21, 2022 at 12:23pm

Thank you for the update!  So glad to hear everything went well, but man, that was a long surgery. 

I hope they are able to get the pain under control sooner rather than later.  Good thing is it should improve......thanks again and let her know we are continuing to pray for her.

Comment by Chipmunk on January 21, 2022 at 8:20pm

John, Thank you for the update. My apologies, I had to be away from my computer this afternoon and could not reply. I will be sure to post an update for everyone and yes, we will continue to keep Yvonne and you in our prayers. 

Comment by Northwoodsmom on January 21, 2022 at 8:56pm

Praising our Lord!

Thank you so much for the update. The anesthesia can really take alot out of you and they had to keep her under along time. Continued prayers as she continues to heal and gains strength. It will be so wonderful to be without pain. God Bless

Comment by Valtameri on January 21, 2022 at 9:36pm

I am happy to hear that Yvonne is doing well!

Comment by Mississippi Mom on January 24, 2022 at 12:22pm

Thank you Father for answered prayers.  Will continue to pray for Yvonne.  The hairbrush and toothbrush made me smile.  

Comment by Chipmunk on January 26, 2022 at 9:48am

Good Morning John and Yvonne, 

I was thinking about you this morning and wondering how things were going. Continued prayers for both of you. 


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