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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. 

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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 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 8/25/2022 - 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.

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 My son just shipped out on Monday ( Aug 12th)  and whilst I know there are no guarantees that he will be graduating with the rest of his group I am very confused about the time lines.

 I have heard different things from different people. 

I know it is 8 weeks and PIR is on a Friday, so my question is , is it  8 weeks from the following Friday ( which would be 8 weeks and 4 days ) or is it  8  Monday to Friday weeks?  ( 7 weeks and 4 days ) 

 Does that make sense ? 

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Hi Claire - the safest thing is to count 9 Fridays - so you would be looking at a possible 10/11/19 PIR.  But, it could go a week either way.  Best thing is to wait until you receive the official letter.

Thank you ! That is what I thought,

And be sure to join the boot camp group.  I left the link in the welcome message on your page.

My son arrived at boot camp on Tuesday, 7/23/19. They were "in hold" until Sunday, 7/28 waiting for their DIV to fill up. He's in 947. Their PIR is 9/27. That means he will have been there for 10 Fridays by the time he graduates. So, yes, you can count and guess all you want, but you won't know for sure until you get that form letter! :D #NavyLife #HurryUpAndWait

Hi can you tell me how long have to wait for the former letter please can sone one let me know 

Sandra - the official letter takes about 9-14 days from when they arrive.  Be sure to join the boot camp group - I left the link in the welcome message on your page.  You'll find answers to most of your questions in that group!

Thank yo so much my son arrive there on August 1 so I will be receiving the letter around this week o next week is already 16 days past still not receive nothing I’m worry abou it 


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