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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

...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 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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I am unable to log on to the web site listed in the appreciation letter sent to parents by new recruits. If I can't get logged on here, how do we get our parking passes for graduation. I realize I can't print it until 11 days prior, but I'm worried because I can't log on to the site. H E L P ....... Please.

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that does not sound like the right website - are you sure? I would do some searching on this website. If you can't find it - let me know and I'll help.
That is the site listed in the letter sent to us. What other site should I try?
Click Here for the website to RTC (Recruit Training Command). It is on here - when it gets close to your graduation time.
There are also some interesting facts for you to read. That was the website I lived on when my son was in bootcamp - two years ago.
Brenda...wondering if my computer is blocking me or Navy is blocking me....I can't log on with the link you sent either....??
seriously doubt the Navy is blocking you. Check to see if there appears a small yellowish bar across the top of your screen when you click on it.
Nope, don't see anything that looks yellowish or out of the's like it just keeps thinking and will not connect.
HM - I am not a computer guru - I can navigate this website ok and the internet. Here is what I found. Maybe it will help.

From the website:

TG 11 (06) Divisions (075 – 082 & 911) Graduate Friday, 05 Feb 10

Please note: Parking passes will not become available for download until 11 days prior to the scheduled date.

Recruit Training Command
3355 Illinois Street
Great Lakes , IL 60088

Phone: Public Affairs Office 847-688-2405

For personal and family related issues, please email RTC:

For technical issues please contact the NSTC Webmaster:
Thanks for all your help Brenda.
Do you have the option of using a different browser (such as Mozilla FIrefox, which you can download free) or using another computer? That sometimes works. It has something to do with the settings on your computer.

If you get the page that says: "There is a problem with this website's security certificate." Go ahead and click "Continue to this website (not recommended)" even though it says it is not recommended, For some reason I used to have to click that almost every time I went to the RTC site, and some other navy sites too for some reason. Now most of them let me in without that, but every now and then it happens again. I guess it has something to do with the security settings.
There is now another option on the website address. as well as to get to the RTC home page. I think that it is an attempt to simplify the address so that it is easier to remember.
T H A N K S everybody for your help....I downloaded fire fox as my web browser and now I am in like a flash!!....feel better now, was getting worried. You all are a tremendous help.
I too was unable to log on to this web sit from my home comp. I eventually had my daughter log on to it from her home comp.. with no problem,s after she opened the parking pass she e-mailed it to me.. WA-LA no problem. I did have to use the pass word to open it from the e- mai.
l I had no problems opening from e-mail after my daughter sent it to me....


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