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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.

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**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.

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Reloading a current card

1.800.569.2018    you just need the 14 digit number on the back of the card. It is added immediately, no waiting

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Thanks, we were looking for this info to add minutes to my son's (Airman Zachary P Williams, New Bern, NC) card.


Thanks, we were looking for this info to add minutes to my son's (Airman Zachary P Williams, New Bern, NC) card

Ladies please be careful using this number! I called the second day they were in port and put minutes on my husbands card and they charged my bank acct and took $50 out and now since then they have not added time to his card and they have said everyday for the last 3 days their system is down and keep saying it will be back up. Idk what is going on but I told them if they do not have an answer tomorrow I am calling my bank and reporting them. The day the money was taken out my husband called about 30 minutes later to check on it and they claimed their system was down yet they had just taken money out of my acct. I get notified immediately for any transaction made bc its the acct I use for online stuff. I dont know what is going on but I am very dissapointed in ATT. I could barely understand either person I talked to and neither of them could direct my call elsewhere to figure out what was going on and had no clue what was going on. I will let everyone know what happens.

Why does ATT have the only ship to shore cards?

Idk they seem to have a hold on most military calling cards. Might just be they are the only ones that has invested in the technology. Or they got a contract for it.

they are still having the issues with the calling card thing she said they hoped it would be resolved today.


Is ATT the only ones that carry this kind of card?

AT&T are the only ones that can be used on the ship. I don't know if the Navy has a contract with them or what but that is what I have been told. AT&T only.  I think other cards can be used internationally when they are in port but not on the ship. If I'm wrong, someone please set me straight :)


I just upped my sons minutes this morning and they went thru fine.

what I did was verified how many minutes were on it and then added them.

The global minutes cards from ATT seem to be alittle cheaper and work on the ship.



FYI they killed me tonight at Zumba getting ready to take a hot bath hope I can pull myself out of tub, yes I have quite a bit too making small goals 40 lbs then to another goal want to surprise my boy when he gets off the ship later this year.


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