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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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Yvonne is doing very well! God is restoring her to health and healing her wounds as He promised! Her pain is going down a lot. Her walking is getting much better and she is doing more around the house. We have been able to reduce her pain meds. She is totally off of Oxycodone. And the spasms in her legs have subsided enough so we have reduced her baclofen muscle spasm medicine from three times a day to two. At least for a couple of days now. God is SO GOOD!! Hallelujah! This has been one long trial. She completed her home OT and PT therapy on Friday and will begin outpatient Physical Therapy on Wednesday. Thank you so much for your prayers!!

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) on April 25, 2023 at 9:41am

Oh John - that is wonderful news!  Reducing her pain meds is a huge accomplishment.  Prayers for continued healing.  I know this has been longer than Yvonne has wanted but let's hope this is finally being resolved with a most positive outcome.

Comment by Chipmunk on April 25, 2023 at 9:51am

Oh John and Yvonne - This is wonderful news!! Praise the Lord! This has been a long road of continued reliance on the Lord, and it will continue to be, but I am thankful that Yvonne is getting around so much better and that there is a reduction in her pain medicines as well. 

Comment by belovedbyHim on April 26, 2023 at 2:38am

Praising God and Rejoicing with you!!! This is wonderful news!!! I know you are not done yet and I am confident that God will continue to work this miracle in your life and Healing in Yvonne's body!! Just getting out of pain is such a HUGE Blessing!!!

Comment by Mississippi Mom on April 27, 2023 at 9:22pm

So thankful for answered prayers.   I will continue to pray for Yvonne’s continued healing and for you as you provide care and support for her.   This news made my heart smile. 


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