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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.

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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I'm jumping the gun, post-wise, but my son is leaving for Boot Camp October 11, 2018, and I just wanted to see if there were any others from that time frame here yet. :-)

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Welcome Lizbeth to Navy Moms, I will be posting some sites for you and your Loved one to go over on your my page. best wishes to your Son.

My son leaves the 9 I'm not sure how it works but maybe they will be in BC together ?

I also tend to jump very early but that helps me deal with my emotions better


My son is also leaving for boot camp October 11th. It’s nice to know there is someone in that time frame.:)

My Son was originally scheduled to leave Oct 8, but he received a call this week from MEPS telling him he is leaving on the 11th. 

So .i guess I am saying yes I have a son leaving 10/11/18!

Are you as nervous as me?  My son, on the other hand, doesn't appear to be nervous at all.


2gooddogs, I left info on your My Page that will help you as you prepare.

My son is leaving October 11th as well. I'm super nervous but he's excited. Heck, I've already cried about it (including right now), but I'm emotional...

Traci, be sure to check the info I previously left on your My Page.

Hello all, my son left the 11th I know a few of you also has SR's leaving that day. 

I received my "I'm Safe" call around 8:30 when did you receive yours?

It was kind of funny to hear the yelling in the background....did you hear that too?

Best to you all! I look forward to getting to know you as we progress through Boot Camp milestones together!



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