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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.

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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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Meet and Greet

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Meet and Greet

Time: September 16, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramada Waukegan - Gurnee
Street: 200 N. Green Bay Road
City/Town: Waukegan, IL
Website or Map: http://www.ramadainnwaukegan-…
Event Type: meet, and, greet
Organized By: Cathi
Latest Activity: Sep 16, 2010

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Event Description

This meet and greet is for those who have loved ones who have there PIR on Friday September 17, 2010

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Comment by Angel of Freedom on September 16, 2010 at 7:56pm
You are too far away from Oregon.
tina(SRRDCSHIP3DIV315) Comment by tina(SRRDCSHIP3DIV315) on September 16, 2010 at 6:07pm
wont be going o meet &greet or dinner jus go in a bit ago and we are completely beat
Comment by Cathi on August 27, 2010 at 4:44am
Great Geneva, I look forward to meeting you.
Comment by Cathi on August 27, 2010 at 4:43am
Hi Elaine, There are others who wont be able to have family there as well - it happens. I am sure she will understand.
Comment by geneva ship 03 div 320 pir 09/24 on August 26, 2010 at 11:21pm
i will be there
Comment by Elaine (Ship03/Div 312 PIR 9/17) on August 26, 2010 at 11:01am
My stepdaughter graduates on 9/17 but I am not sure anyone from our family will be able to attend, unfortunately! She is on Ship 03/Div 312.
Comment by Cathi on August 18, 2010 at 12:13pm
Hi Cari, Just waiting a little longer to see if we get the division flag colors from our recruits....otherwise we will pick colors. I posted a division flag color in the Discussion Forum in the group.
Comment by carituggle (Ship 06, Div 944) on August 17, 2010 at 8:21pm
Did we come to a decision on what color on our person so we can reconize eachother? Was something decided? I guess I'm in the dark sorry.
Comment by hotflashes on August 17, 2010 at 1:23pm
Lol Deena, I responded to your "wrong place"
Comment by hotflashes on August 17, 2010 at 1:19pm
Since the M&G is only for a few hours, perhaps we could go for a bite afterwards as a group, I for one know that I will be much too excited to sleep.

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