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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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Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

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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 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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has anyone recieved a letter from their son or daughter yet?

is there a certain time we can expect one, it's my one and only

so maybe i am a bit nervous.

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Join the group, PIR 04/13/12, to connect with others with loved ones who are training with your SR.  It is often about 3 weeks before you receive the first real letter from your SR, but you will receive the form letter by about the the second week, so you willbe able to begin sending letters then.  I also suggest that you join, or at least check out, these groups:  Boot Camp Mom's, PIR Reference Information, and New Members Stop Here.

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I can't thank you enough for that information. I have been going out of my mind.

I did join the PIR 04/13/12 group. 


Hey Lori,  We too are from Naples, our SR is Tony. He had told us he was going to Great Lakes with one other person from here.  We will be going to the PIR also and like you we are counting down the days.  We will be staying at Navy Lodge by the base.

 Our son is Dylan. We also will be staying at the Navy Lodge. This is my first time

so I was extremely nervous now I feel better as I read more. Now just to recieve that

first letter.

I posted a link to the survival guide on your page. Click MY PAGE on the above menu bar. Links to just about everything and anything is in the survival guide. Watch the videos. Be sure to look at the info on the RTC site.

No letter for me yet, just the forn letter which I recieved this past Tuesday. I am not too worried. Pretty sure most people have waited at least 2 weeks for their first letters. I am just trying to keep in mind that my Husband is there for a reason and needs to focus on that. I have sent him a letter everyday since recieving his address and have family and friends writing him also to help keep his spirits up.

PIR Reference Information Group (clickable link)

if you are going to PIR, be sure to join this group - lots of info - where to stay, ordering dvds photos etc.


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