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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

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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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Good afternoon, newbie here. My son goes to boot camp on 8/30 so I am just trying to take this all in. I do have a question regarding Christmas. He will be in A school in Pensacola and I was told he would start leave on the 18th. Is this true or does anyone have any more information about that!

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Welcome Tracie!  It is true that many of the schools go on "holiday stand down" but not everyone gets to leave.  Someone has to stay and hold down the fort per say.  His recruiter might be telling him that because that's what he wants to hear.   And with covid things have just been all over the place - they get leave then leave is cancelled and back and forth and back and forth.  Nothing is certain until it actually happens.  Once he finally gets to Pensacola he'll be able to get more information.  Until then it's anybody's guess.


B'sNukeMom told it to you straight!! Nothing is set in stone, especially these days with holiday or any other leave time. We have a saying around here - Semper Gumby!!  Learning to bend and stay flexible especially with leave time is a necessity as a Navy Mom and even for the rest of the family as well. 

I also posted a note on your My Page / Profile page. 

I will add that Covid has made planning even more difficult.

My2kidsmom9498 - Very True!!

Thanks for inquiry. My sailor has been in the Navy for almost 3 years and is currently deployed.

My2kidsmom9498_ Hi, I hope you have been doing well. I will pray for you guys as your loved one is deployed. How have you been?

Prayers and hugs to you!!

We are good. My son has been quiet for a few weeks, I am thinking very busy. No news is good news? Hope you are all well too.


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