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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

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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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Hi Patrick's Mom, I am very proud too. Will keep in my prayers.
Hi Monica, My son Grant is in the same division. Lets keep in touch have you'll made your reservations yet?
Hi Grant's mom! Nice to meet you. We will keep in touch. Yes, I have made reservations already. We will be staying at the Springhill Suites Marriott in Waukegan and we decided to fly in to O'Hare. What about you?
Hi Monica, I'm Crystal. You have a daugher in Ship 09/Div 131? If so, I have a son there - I guess it is a co-ed division. My son's name is Robby. Nice to meet you. There is also another January Boot Camp group on Navy 4 Moms. I've been visiting that one as it had more people. But I guess I will need to visit both groups.
Hi Crystal, Yes my is in Ship09/Div 131 also. I guess I didn't think about the possibility of a co-ed division but I guess it is. I will check out the other Jan Boot Camp group. Let's keep in touch.
In my photo, the one on the left is my son in this group. The one on the right will be graduating on 2/12 from Boot Camp - both of my young men will be Sailors!
Congrats to you!! Two fine young men. I wish I could get my 20 year old son to go but he won't. I am praying that maybe he will change his mind.
My son JT is in this division also...He is having younger son went to Army bootcamp last summer. His dad and I went a long time
Hi All and Happy Valentine's Day. We have arrived home from our youngest son's PIR. It was wonderful. Our son is happy and looks great. He put on around 20 pounds. He was slender and is still slender - now he is buff. He actually loved his boot camp experience and has a new family - his shipmates! I'm not saying boot camp was easy - it wasn't. But he loved the hard work and the testing of his abilities. When you write your Recruit please remember to be positive and encouraging. They are being tested and trained to be Sailors in the United States Navy.

We received our first real letter from Robby before we left. Hopefully we will receive a phone call soon.
How is everyone doing? Has anything been said about a Meet & Greet yet? We heard from Robby earlier this week and he is doing well. He sounded a bit sick and said he had been sick since the shots. Nothing major though. He's probably feeling better now. He has been writing every week although they are short letters. He is not much of a letter writer. He is happy and is doing well in boot camp. Hope your Recruits are doing well too.
Go to the Group PIR 3/19. You can RSVP for the Meet & Greet. It is at the Ramada Inn in Waukegan from 6 til 8 on Thursday, 3/18. Have you heard anything about how the Division is doing?


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