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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. 

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September 2021

**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.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**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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My original letter said PIR 10.24.20 but last letter from my son said 10.16.20. Thats exciting. Anyone else have a change like that?

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Ship 12 div 393. Should have added that originally.


Check the official projected graduation dates:

I had the same issue. My recruit is in a different division, though (394).


Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition  Ignore the first part since your recruit has left. Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We are here to get you through the “Great Silence” of the next 3 weeks (ish) and the 8 weeks of BC (ish). You will come to learn that No News Is GOOD News and everything is Needs of the Navy. You life will be Hurry Up and Wait and it’s ok to make plans but they are subject to change until after they have happened so it’s best to embrace the Motto: Semper Gumby!! (Always Flexible!!)
I also encourage you to join us on the Main Boot Camp Moms page (It's at the top here where it says Back to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) Discussions)  Scroll down toward the bottom and you'll see the main discussions happening.  There are several moms with the same PIR date but they may not have seen this post.

My son is division 391, PIR 10/15. Counting down!!

So excited for them. Wish this covid would go away so that we can see them in person.  Very happy though that will have phones back and we can skype. Have an amazing day.

Goodchoicesmom - Each command in the Navy has their own specific rules with regards to sailors leaving or having visitors. Once your sailor gets established at his A school or duty station, he will have a better idea of what he may or may not be able to do as far as leave. All the best to them as they finish BC strong and move on!!

He will be staying at Great Lakes for 20ish weeks for sure ( last I knew). Do you know anything specific to their rules?

Goodchoicesmom  - My sailor did not go to GL for his A school. If you ask in the main BC Mom comment section (look below the discussion section) and ask, I know that a couple of them went to GL. 

Here is a link to the Great Lakes  Q  & A group

Thank you Chipmunk. I just joined a couple more groups.  Such a change for me now that he has his phone back.  Just knowing that he can call me if he needs anything has lifted so much worry off my shoulders.  Now I can just take a (difficult) step back and let him grow and learn about adulting.  At this stage in his Naval career, I have less to worry about than if he were in college:-)   Going to enjoy that while I can because the worry will all be back eventually.   Thanks for all that you do with this group.  I didn't comment much along the way but was great relief to read some of the other comments and know that I wasn't alone on my emotional rollercoaster nor was I being irrational;-)   Thanks  again.  Hope all is well with your sailor. Have a great night!

goodchoicesmom - You are welcome!! I am glad that you were able to receive encouragement and comfort from the group. Knowing you have some ability to communicate your sailor does make a big difference!! 

To answer your other question, in case DsMom doesn't notice, her son is at Nuke school.

Thank You


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