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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.

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 husband left for boot camp two days ago, I'm already going crazy! Anyone else have a recruit that left this date?? The phone call he got was brief, maybe 20 seconds, but he was sweet and made two videos on my phone for me and our 6 mo son before he left so that's been a life saver.

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My son arrived at boot camp last night and it's a mothers nature to worry. Must be much tougher for a wife though. I'm hoping the two months will fly by, and can't wait for PIR.
My son left for BC on 3/27/13 as well and I was a mess. Each day has gotten a little easier. My son has left the nest and so now I must let him fly. I can't imagine how hard it is for a wife.

My boyfriend left for BC the same day, 3/27/13. I find myself about to explode with how much I miss him. I've already written 4 letters. I can not wait to send them! I just keep reminding myself each day is one less day apart, and another day closer to PIR.

Luckily I have a two week vacation with my family to help time pass, and then we're headed all over the place for the great grandparents to see the baby before we leave for our base. The void space in ordinary days are really hard, I find myself just day dreaming about him all the time. Sounds silly, but I don't know what else to do! And crying is my middle name anymore, gah I miss him so much.

I see you have joined DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in March.  You will meet others there with loved ones who left the same day or this week who may end up having PIR together. You have also joined Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the members); Arrival and What Happens at the RTC will let you know what is happening for your recruit and the other Pages will have important information for you, such as that found within When Will the Recruits be Paid? and Information for Spouses. You may also want to join Girlfriends, Fiances,and Wives of Sailors. Once you know your SR's division number and/or PIR date, watch in Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and join the group for that once it has been created.

Others who have found this discussion should also join the groups above if they pertain to you.

(Group names and the link within this reply are clickable links. To join a group, click on the group name and when the group page opens, click on "+ Join..." in the upper right.)

My son left the same day.  He is my first born so this is extremely difficult, I understand your feelings.  We all must remain strong and prayerful.  Take care of yourself and your amazing little one.  :-)

I received my husbands box of clothes in the mail today! Anyone else get anything yet??
srwife3698 that's great news! I think we received something from our son but we weren't home. FedEx left a note. Hopefully I'll be home in time to get it tomorrow. Hope you're doing ok.
Same with me, FedEx left a tag for me to sign . Got his form letter today. PIR is the 24 May, just like we thought Memorial Day Weekend. How cool is that for them.

That is pretty neat.  Those with Sailors staying in GL will also have Liberty on Memorial Day.

Join the group, PIR 05/24/2013 TG 28 (clickable link), to connect with others with loved ones training with your SR. 

I can't wait for the form letter! If I remember right, it will have his mailing address?


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