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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

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**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.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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fit program

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Latest Activity: Feb 5, 2021

If your child is having a hard time with the pfa's or anything of that nature i would love to chat. My son is also in RCU so if anyone would like to talk about that we can

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What comes after rcu

Started by Jagsfan. Last reply by lemonelephant Feb 7, 2019. 3 Replies

How many chances

Started by Parrothdgal. Last reply by lemonelephant Dec 11, 2017. 1 Reply

Any info anyone

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Comment by niakianavymom on September 24, 2019 at 12:35pm


I missed the part where he was moved into another division. If he was moved to another division, I don't think he will graduate Friday. I apologize for that info. He got this and yes it sucks but he will get extra training and Anthony passed on his initial graduation. Pray and wait for your next phone call for him to state he passed his run. I know this sucks but you have us. Prayers to your SR and you. It will be fine. I worry everyday about mines as I know he is fine just like yours will be. No news is good news and this site was a God send when Anthony got placed back. Thank all you moms and your SR"s for their service.  

Comment by Navmom on September 24, 2019 at 12:28pm

Hi Tracey,

Unfortunately if he has already been moved to another division, we will graduate with this new division on their expected graduation date. I understand how difficult this may be, but please make travel arrangements and join that new division group to see when we may graduate. Please keep in mind that if the Navy placed him with another division, it only means they are still working with him and are going to help him pass. Your son needs you now more than ever so please write to him daily and encourage him to work harder. It must be hard for him also as he will join a new division so he may get discouraged, but he's got to keep trying.

My son went thru something similar, did not pass his final PFA and was placed with another division. He hated it because the brace he had on did not count one of his laps, and felt he got screwed up but that didn't matter. He had to suck it up and finally passed and graduated 3 weeks after his original graduation date. That call was one of the hardest ones he ever made.

I will be praying for your son tell him he's got this- 

Comment by niakianavymom on September 24, 2019 at 12:00pm

Hello. I am not sure but I think if he passes on tomrrow he will be able to graduate. If you receive a call that will let you know. If not, he will call you once he passes next week. Anthony was placed back 1 week and half. His initial graduation was Aug 9th and he graduated Aug 23rd. They will work with him, and yes his division will change if he does not pass on Wednesday as I am praying he does. Good luck to your SR and he got this either way. 

Comment by Ellen on August 20, 2019 at 7:07am

My husband and I both missed a call from our son yesterday (Monday) morning. He left no message. I balled the number back and the Officer of the Deck at his Divisions Ship answered, but would provide no information. They only offered to let his RDC know that I called, and we have heard nothing since.

About three weeks ago, our son told us he was having trouble with the PRT. But other than that we have no real idea what is happening. We are devastated....we don’t know what happened or even where to send letters of encouragement. He must also be devastated...this has been his dream his whole life. 

We don’t know what happened or why. We are confused and deeply worried. He is (was?) scheduled for PIR in 11 days. We have all of our travel arrangements made. We are lost, and don’t know what to do.

Comment by lemonelephant on August 28, 2018 at 9:55pm

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Comment by lemonelephant on August 28, 2018 at 9:53pm

sharonmomofzach, he MAY have been in FIT for the 48 hours or so after failing the initial run or he MAY have been in STEP, but he is now in a division with a PIR date and he has begun training or soon will begin training. He needs encouragement to push through and meet all of the requirements needed to become a US Navy Sailor. See Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training (FIT).

Comment by sharonmomofzach on August 28, 2018 at 2:34pm

We got a call yesterday from my son that he was changing divisions and that his graduation date would now be Oct 19th. I have no idea what the change is - but I would bet that he had an issue with the run. Does that seem like that would be the issue? He was put in a FIT program or did he probably pass now and is moving onto his new unit to start training?

Comment by AbbyF on August 21, 2018 at 12:40am

That’s great!  I haven’t heard from my son yet!  Hoping the first hsm s he is allowed the test he will pass his run. He was 10 seconds off. 

Comment by lemonelephant on August 21, 2018 at 12:13am

That is wonderful!

Comment by Ola on August 21, 2018 at 12:05am
I have great news! My son passed FIT and will participate in PIR on Friday:) God is Awesome!

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