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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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**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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Well, so far there's Suzi and I here. And somewhere should be Britt's mom.

Let's keep each other up to date. Nothnig to tell yet, but my son said I should watch for incoming mail around the 15th! that's Monday or Tuesday. Yea!

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I am hoping for my form letter tomorrow. Then maybey a little peace and quiet over the weekend. Nite.
Pretty much talkin to myself here, but I am so excited that I don't mind. I got my letter today! Whew, such a sense of relief in those few lines. I think I may actually be able to get some sleep now.
OK so I finally receive the long awaited letter today and my son is Ship12 DIV 036
Davids mom - come and join in the conversations on the PIR site too we would love your input and there is great info that goes on there!
Sounds like they are all doing well. Good to finally hear something.
I am sure it is especially hard on his birthday, but I am sure we will hear more from them soon. Hang in there.
My grandson is in Divn 036. We've only received the form letter, no other letters. We've also only received the initial phone call. We were hopeful we were going to hear from today, but we didn't. Has anyone else in 036 received a letter or "real" phone call?
I did yet a letter on Thursday. But as far as I know there haven't been any Div 036 phone calls yet.
No I also only received the initial phone call and the form letter, I was hoping he would call us yesterday but we're still waiting!!
Hang in there - they should get calls hopefully next week - but maybe their RDCs will let them call on Thanksgiving?? Dont count on it but you never know!!! Mail should start to flow better next weeks too!
Just got his first letter I am so excited!! he is doing good and likes it, food shipmate and all!!!


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