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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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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."

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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.

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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My daughter will be 23 months during my sister's PIR....Do folks bring little ones this young to PIR?!? I'm  concerned with her squirming and wanting to get up,which I dont have any problems removing her from the event only if you are allowed to leave at all. I thought someone said that once seated,you can't get up.

Of course I don't want to be THAT parent with the unruly child!! TIA!

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hm - You can get up! There is so much going on that most people don't want to miss anything!
I say it all depends on your child and her personality! You could sit in the balcony where she could see more and disturb less with her wonderings.
There are lots of little ones at PIR, lots of moms and dads who have enlisted and their spouse brings their children. Some of them were dressed so cute.
I too was worried as I have 2 young children that I had to take to my sons PIR at the end of June. I arrived early and located the restrooms and was relieved to find that they were down under the seating area. I found a seat as close as possible to the stairs and when my children became restless...which was right when the ceremony began, I simply went down the stairs. I could still hear everything and my little ones were not bothering others. BTW, the restroom was very clean. I was even able to stand on the stairs toward the end and was ready when liberity was called.
Thanx all. I wouldn't dream of missing this moment and would like my little girl to take part as well. She won't remember but we'll have pics and memories to let her know she was part of a very important time in our family!
At my sailor's PIR we had two screaming babies two rows below us that alternated crying through out the whole ceremony. One mom got up and tried to leave but the aisle was blocked by people sitting on the steps. The other mom never made an effort to leave. I would suggest sitting by the end of an aisle to keep your options open. There was also some kids running free down by the bathrooms with no supervision and kept the hand dryer going the whole ceremony which could be heard in the stands. I hope their parents enjoyed the ceremony. By the way they were both very cute dressed up like sailors.


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