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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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Hi! Does anyone has a SR in Ship 13 Div 236? How can you learn which are the sister divisions they train with?

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lola - Are you positive that your SR is on ship 13?  

That ship hasn't been used for 2 years now.  It's basically abandoned.  

Man, I would hate that ship.  I can image the dust accumulation since at least Jan 2011.

And there will be ghost stories.  

Thanks all, especially lemonelephant, for your info.

We just called the recruiter for my SR and he is in Ship 13 Div 236! Did you hear if they have a PIR date yet??

No I haven't rec'd the PIR date yet. The box just came today. :-) Did your son arrive late W night/early TH a.m. too? I wonder if they are filling up the rest of that ship/div or just starting it??? Week 1 down! :)

It's my boyfriend that is a SR :-). His parents got the "I'm here" call around 2:30am Thursday night.

My SR shipped/arrived RTC on 06/05/12 (Ship 013 Div 234). Received the call and the box, but no letter. Received the address from the recruiter, but no PIR date. Recruiter said that I can call early next week and he should be able to look the PIR up then.


My brother is in the same ship/div please join us

Hello All!

I have had a mom who received her Form Letter and her SR is in Ship 11/Div 231 with a PIR date of 08/03/2012.

I also have a memebr who will be creating the PIR group for that date. She has all of the info but it is late and I am assuming that she will have it up by tomorrow. So, please hold off on creating the group if you were thinking about it.

It will be posted in the first link that lemonelephant provided in her Reply.

Thank you!

I have set up the PIR 08/03/2012 group please join us!

O, I apologize Amber. I belief our SRs got there the same time because that's about the time I rec'd my call too. How are you holding up? My son's girlfriend is waiting patiently also. :) Well, I'm glad to have someone on the same ship & div. Let's stay connected. :)


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