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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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**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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Hello my name is Eloise  and my Son Andrew left for bootcamp on the 11th of April.  I have to say that I was so excited when he signed up but now I miss him ssooo much...even though Im proud of him and worried about him, I know that this is best place for him right now....But I wonder how long I will feel like this and when I cqan get his address so I can at least write to him. Thanks

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Ship 11 / div 178



I understand your worries.  I relate totally!  My big concern is wisdom teeth removal.  I hadn't thought of the innoculations but they can make the kids feel kinda lousy for sure.  Once we know the division numbers of our recruits and their PIR dates we will know if they are in same division.  I don't know how much socializing they have been able to do yet but I am sure there is a lot of bonding going on with the girls. I bought a stack of greeting cards last night to send one every other day after we get the address.  Some of the cards are humorous and some are serious and supportive.  I think they will be glad to see anything from home when they get their first batch of mail!

I haven't received any letters other than The Box and the form letter with her address, but have been mailing a letter most every day, and including a joke most days for her.  I figure my daughter would rather have a good laugh to release tension than crying over it all!  I signed up for Sarge's Meet & Greet on June 7th.  Will you be going to that?  Did you make any reservations yet?  I reserved a room at the Navy Lodge, but may have to change the reservation if my daughter doesn't get liberty for the entire weekend after graduation...but I can do that up until June 7th, so it isn't a problem.  

I wonder about the wisdom teeth, too...seems awfully difficult to have to go through that along with all the other BC stress!


My son is going for heavy equipment what about yours?

Aviation structural mechanics even though his degree is in Law Enforcement. Guess no jobs in that right now.

Hi everyone...

I finally got "The Letter" which said her PIR date is June 8, she is Ship 03 Div. 176, so if any of your kids turn up in that bunch, let me know and perhaps we can try to meet at the graduation?

I got the box then the letter then a phone call.  She had a phone pass to ask questions of family members for security clearance.  our PIR date is June 8, Ship 03 Div 176.  She hates it...but that is to be expected!


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