Note: The Recruit Family Welcome Center will be open on the following days and times: Thursday [10:00 AM to 7:30 PM], and Friday [5:30 AM to 8:00 AM]. ***Certain federal holidays may require adjusting days and times. Please refer to the command website for those specific updates*** (This is a change from the info in the above form letter and should be in the newer version.)
You will also receive an additional form that needs to be filled out for guests who will be attending PIR. That additional form needs to be completed and returned to your recruit using the address on the form letter. If you need a clean copy of the form, you can get one by clicking the Security Access Form. Everyone ages 3 and up must have a ticket in order to attend PIR. Those ages 2 and under do not need a ticket to attend PIR, but will need a copy of their birth certificate in order to attend.
Your recruit will have the final say on who will be attending. Please be sure to return the form to your recruit as instructed. Your recruit will turn the names in the week prior to PIR.
ALL GUESTS, including Active Duty/Retired Military Personnel and those ages 3 and older, must be listed on the form. The maximum number allowed is four per recruit. Children under 3 do not need to be listed. Please coordinate with your recruit as only recruits may place names on the final list. RTC staff can neither change these names nor release the names of those on the list to receive tickets.
NOTE: There will be times when the number is reduced to three due to the number of recruits graduating and this will be indicated on the form sent by your recruit.
Be sure the names on the form match the names on the identification that will be used to obtain access to the base. Tickets will be issued with the guests' name printed on them. All guests who enter the base must have a ticket, and the name on the ticket must match the name on the ID. There are no longer accommodations for extra guests. Extra guests will not be allowed through the gate and they must return to the hotel. NO EXCEPTIONS! Anyone without a ticket should remain at the hotel and watch the LiveStream. RTC will stream PIR live at http://navylive.dodlive.mil/ beginning at 8:45 am CST on the day of PIR.
Each adult guest must pick up their own ticket and they must have an ID. Parents of guests who are under age 18 may pick up their minor children's tickets with their proper form of identification. There are no tickets available for extra guests or guests whose names are not on the access list.
Names cannot be changed/swapped at the time of pickup; only the names that are on the access list will be given tickets.
The Recruit Family Welcome Center will be open on the following days and times: Thursday [10:00 AM to 7:30 PM], and Friday [5:30 AM to 8:00 AM].
***Certain federal holidays may require adjusting days and times. Please refer to the command website for those specific updates***
Do not lose your tickets; there will be no replacements. No ticket, no PIR! Extra guests without a ticket will be not be allowed on base, including active duty military. Do not arrive to the gate with extra guests in your vehicle as you will then need to return them to your hotel. There is no waiting area for anyone without a ticket!
*PLEASE NOTE* If you are returning to RTC later in the day to pick up your Sailor, everyone in the vehicle must still have a ticket in order to drive onto the base or else you will be instructed to turn around.
There are also rules that will now be strictly enforced on what you can bring into the drill hall. Any bag or item that is not permitted will need to be returned to your vehicle. This information is also included in the form letter.
MULTIPLE SEARCHES POSSIBLE: Every person, bag, and vehicle on the base is subject to search. Metal detectors and other security devices are in use onboard Recruit Training Command. Expect some delay at the security checkpoints.
NO WEAPONS! Weapons possession on federal installations is highly regulated and those in violation are subject to arrest and prosecution.