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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 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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I am confused I haven’t received a letter or anything but doing my math looks like my daughter PIR would be Nov. 29 but because is the day after thanksgiving graduation is done Wednesday instead of Friday. I’m afraid to book any hotels or airfare. Any recommendations or suggestions??? Is anyone else going thru the same process????

Thank you in advance.

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Ok i will, thank you!

  • Hi, is it pissible to not recieve phone calls yet its more than 3 weeks now, thank yoy!

Calls are totally up to the RDC and the "I'm still alive!" calls usually come around calendar week 3 or 4, but in some cases later.

Hi @ lemonelephant, thank you! But ots like im just worried since i thought im gonna expect a call right away on his 3rd week but its more then that now.. is this normal?

By the way do i have to send phone cards so that he can make a call? Or even without phone cards he can?

There is no set number of calls and no set date for calls. He probably has bought a phone card by now. 

See the info I previously left on your My Page about calls.

Hi, good day i have a question regarding you said he probably bought a phone card at NEX? But how if they dont have anything with them or even money to buy? Just wondering. Any suggestion if i will send a phone card? What kind?

thank you!

He has a NEX card that he can use to buy the things he needs while at RTC and he knows that he needs a phone card. See When Will the Recruits be Paid? and Information for Spouses and Phone Cards and Phone Calls. 

Michelle - if you received the form letter stating his PIR is 11/27/19 then you can make your reservations.  You might want to use Southwest as they allow changes at no charge (you would only pay the difference in airfare, if any,  but no penalty) or consider getting insurance.

Our daughters PIR is Nov 27th & we did receive a call on Saturday. Not sure how it all works when they get to call. Best of luck that you receive a call or letter.

yapackers - here's the link to your PIR group - click on it and you can request to join:

PIR 11/27/19


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