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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 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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My Daughter did NOT pass swimming test (treading water) what is the process now

Hi everybody, I need some advice. My daughter did not pass the Prone test. I want to know what will happen to her now. She will not be able to graduate with your Division on February 1st. She has been put on a 6 day hold. What will happen if she still do not get it then. Also do they have any kind of help for parents to make it to their children's graduations.

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She will be put in a FIT division, where they work with them on this type of thing.  If after a certain number of times she can't pass or just gives up, they will separate her.

Sense she will not make her own PIR(aka graduation) she will not be partaking in one.  IF she passes, she will just be sent on to her school, if she doesn't she will be sent home via the cheapest means to the goverment.

If she doesnt' PIR and you go up there, you will not see her as she is still a recruit and in training.

There is no help to go. Sorry.
The RDC's in FIT are awesome. Tbey do not want to see the SR fail. They become a family since she will not be alone. After my daughter got sick and had to have some mi.or surgery, this made running an issue since it was in the groin area they workex and encouraged her so much. She was in RCU and FIT for i think 5-6 weeks. Maybe longer. It seems so long ago. They really do work with the SR to watch them prevail. Good luck, if you need anything... questions answered. Message me and i will give you my number. We are not that far away that if you need a shoulder, we can rally a few moms to help you and uphold your daughter.


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