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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

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**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.

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Sarge's Weekly Meet and Greet For Boot camp Graduation

Event Details

Sarge's Weekly Meet and Greet For Boot camp Graduation

Time: January 3, 2019 from 5pm to 9pm
Location: Lakehurst event center
Street: 300 lakehurst road
City/Town: waukegan
Event Type: meet, and, greet
Organized By: OldSarge
Latest Activity: Nov 19, 2018

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Event Description

Congratulations and welcome to the Navy Boot Camp Graduation Weekly Social Meet and Greet.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP at ;

Please take a moment and read this in its entirety. The meet and greet social is scheduled for everyone including children. My wife and I have been hosting this pre-graduation event for seven years. Unfortunately, sailors will not be present.

Seating is by division number. Only one large 10 top per division. The remaining seating is open seating 4-5 per bar table. When you enter the lobby, please sign the guest roster and indicate how many attended and make your name tag with your name and your sailor’s division number. The division number signs will be on the railings. 

There is no other reserved seating, first come, first served. There will be one tables reserved for the Great Lakes “A” school students and special guest. Please respect the “reserved signs”

4:45 PM Guests start arriving - cash bar - Dancing & Greeting
5:15 PM – Division photos with PIR FLAG
6:15 PM Invocation 
6:25 PM Buffet line is opened. During dinner there will be a film on Boot Camp, Battle Stations 21, and before the dinner, the continuous slide show on what to expect this weekend.
7:20 PM - Pledge of Allegiance and Flag Tribute
7:30 PM - Tribute to Veterans and National Anthem
7:50: PM Overview of important slides that were shown during dinner including shortcuts to graduation hall which will save you an hour of waiting on line at Buckley road. ** Maps and the PowerPoint Presentation can be found on my website 
8:15 PM - Basket raffles

To make your reservation for the meet and greet – please click the link 

On behalf of Anchors Aweigh Transportation and my family, we look forward to seeing everyone this memorable night before graduation and I thank everyone in advance for your support.
God Bless the U.S.A.

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