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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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

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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. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

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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Son left August 29th-anyone else have a recruit that left then?

My son left from KY on Wednesday the 29th.  Called us about 7:15 pm their time and was already at RTC.  Hopfully that meant a somewhat decent time to go to bed.  I rememeber when I 1st went to BC and we were kept up almost all night.

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My son left on August 28th also. He left from Michigan.  I received the "I'm here" call about 7:30pm.

JWTMOM: Were in Michigan are you from? My son left from MEPS in Troy at 11am on 8/29.

Sorry for the typo, my son left on August 29th.  We're from Berkley.  My son left from MEPS in Troy as well.  Were you there for your son's final searing in?  If so, we probably saw each other :-)

I was there that day! We probably did see each other:) I'm glad that they are in the same DIV. I know they probably got to know each other well on the bus ride. 

Of the eight that swore in that day (in group 1), my son was in the front row with the black/white Nike shirt.  Was your son in that same group?

My son also left on August 29th from Michigan (Troy). We got the call at 7:30 as well.

Have you gotten your son Troy's address yet? Kevin is Ship 11 Div 349
Yes I did and the address matched. Thanks for the heads up...

Sorry, my son is Aaron, he left from Troy.

I got the box today, hoping to get the letter tomorrow. I haven't called the recruiter. He said to call in one week.

Does anyone know if it is normal for some of there papers from MEPS to be in the box? There was one sheet that had all of the names of who was in his group. 7 copies of the same piece of paper. I thought it was strange.

He must have been in a huge hurry to get his clothes off, everything was inside out and his shoes weren't even untied. My husband said I read too much into everything. Even his writing on the box looked rushed!

Tomorrow is one week down, seven to go!

We are actually out of the state on a family emergency and won't be home till sunday night. I can hardly wait to see if anything has come yet. I'm like you as well and read a lot into everything and worry way to much.

It's hard not to worry. I find the more days the pass, the less I'm worrying. Luckily, I've been busy with the start of school for my 15 year old daughter and 13 year old son. Hope you get your box soon Kev's Mom!

I'm still waiting on the box and the letter :-(

my son left on the 29th, i received my call at 8:15pm. short and sweet. My son left out of Connecticut.  Just waiting for his bag to come in the mail.  Have you received yours yet?


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