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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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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."

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**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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My son called tonight. He's only 9 days in and he called to get me to email a statement about ADD he was diagnosed with back in 4th grade and quit taking meds for in 7th grade. He excelled in high school graduating with honors and an advanced diploma. The day after the "I'm here" call, he called to ask me about the ADD from years ago. Now here we are 8 days later and another call. Is this typical? 

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Yes, if he didn't disclose the ADD until he got to BC, yes, this is typical.

Actually, it was disclosed to his recruiter. The recruiter tried to track down the doctor but she has since retired. I filled out a statement with the recruiter letting them know he's been off meds since 2006.

They will check things out to be sure that he had any waivers he needed and that everything was disclosed that should have been ahead of time and that nothing will cause a problem for him at BC or in the future.

He called today and we were able to talk for almost 20 minutes. He said that he has an appt. later in the week for an eval. Hoping all goes well. Hoping he's able to stay on target for PIR.

Have you gotten an update. My son leaves at the end of March. He, too, is ADD and has been off meds since he was a sophomore in HS- he will be 19 in July. All of the info has been disclosed of course. Just curious...

rmj79, They tested him a couple of days ago. He's good to go! We just found out today when he called home.

We disclosed everything as well. Didn't want anything holding him back or there being a problem later on. I think the big issue was that his Dr. is retired and the medical history is no where to be found. He didn't have a Dr. to sign off on him so we filled out forms and such way back in the summer.

I'm really confused. My son is in the same boat.  How did you get Contact info to send the medical documentation? 


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