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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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**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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When is your son/daughter shipping to Boot Camp?

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My son goes to MEPS in one week! Then Boot Camp one week from tomorrow! Getting down to the wire now! We are on the last favorite meal list now! Packing up his room and crunch time on the START guide! Whoo hooo!

My daughter also left for boot camp on the 15th of July.  Received the "I'm here" call on Tuesday.

My son flew out Tuesday from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Great Lakes.  Got the "im here" call at 11:34 our time, 1:34 his time.  Where did your daughter fly from?

My daughter flew out of Kansas City.  Found out she is in the 900 Divisions.

Our son flew out of San Antonio on 7/14 and got to RTC at 1:30 am on 7/15/14. We also received the call and his box arrived 2 days later.

My son goes to MEPS on the 16th. I am so proud, but I'm not ready!

My daughter leaves tomorrow.  She stays in a hotel tonight and takes her final oath tomorrow morning.  She asked us to be there for her tomorrow, so we will be.  I've been handling it pretty well, but it's getting harder.  A friend of mine who was in the Coast Guard asked her how she's doing today, if she's getting anxious.  Her response, "No.  I'm hungry though."  Lol.  She is very ready for this new experience in her life.  Now if only I could lower my anxiety...

Hi, You sound like me 7 weeks ago.  My daughter graduates next Friday the 18th.  I've cried a few times.  The time will fly by!!! But the overwhelming feeling of pride I have for her.  I am so excited to see a young person make such a great career decision is PRICELESS.  I can't wait for next Wed.  We are driving to IL. 


Hi! My daughter left this morning! We will also be there tomorrow to see the ceremony!

It's been a week since our middle child arrived at RTC...his "box"just came :(

My son will be at hotel on 15th and leaving for GreatLakes at 0500 16th.... it just know hit me..... emotions are all over the place....SO PROUD....but omgosh he's my lil guy.....



Three weeks from today.  Can't quite wrap my head around it!



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