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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

...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. 

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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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Our son left August 28th.  He is on Ship 12, Div 347.   Is your son in the October 26, 2012 graduation group?  We're from Montana and he arrived at RTC  a little after 11:00 pm our time. It didn't sound like there was going to be much sleep.

My understanding was that they kept them awake until their group was all present. My sons friend was up for 43 hours!

We received our phone call around 9:30 pm our time and I thought they might keep them up all night to get everyone on the same schedule. Ugh! I'm hoping we get a real letter from him this week so we know how he's doing. I was a happy camper just to get the box and form letter so we could flood him with mail. I sent him phone cards yesterday as we weren't aware of him needing them.

My son is in ship 11 div 349 and he is graduating on the 26th of oct. Cant wait. Still waiting on my three week phone call. Anyone get their call yet
No call or letter yet for me.

No letter yet hopefully soon.

no call or letter, we are from Fla, again he is ship 11 div 349 , he called form the airport around seven pm their time , and at 3 am our time ( I am hour ahead of them ) he called and was there and I suppose processing . Yes it was a long day , he was up at 4 am .

Hello , yes , He left from Florida , haow are you doing , any letters yet


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