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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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Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

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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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My son left for BC yesterday Oct 13, 2015 from OKC. Just checking with others to see if our kiddos are there together and if we can keep in touch. Candace

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My som left yesterday from Las Vegas as well. I got my phone call last night around 11pm. I imagine they'll be graduating the same time. What's your son doing after basic? My son is going to be a hospital corpsman.

Hello. I got my call at 1am this morning, very scripted but it was nice to hear from him. He's going into PACT Airman-School in Pensacola. 

So glad you didn't miss your call! The goodbyes yesterday were tough but I'm very happy for what lies ahead for our boys.

My daughter is going to Pensacola for Airman PACT as well.  

Im excited for all the different experiences he'll be having. I think PACT Airman is the perfect decision for him. 

Have you heard from your daughter yet? I'm curious to see if they are in the same ship/div too. 

My son is going to be hospital corpsman also. He left Oct13th for BC

Brenda. I left info for you on your My Page.

My daughter left yesterday as well. She left from St. Paul, MN.  I got my call at 7:10pm last night.  I just about jumped out of my skin when I saw her name come up on the phone.  Today I am having a rough time.  How are you holding up?

Its been an ok day for me. Ive got a huge knot in my stomach. The only thing keeping me going is knowing that he's bettering himself. What breaks me down is thinking about him getting down and me not being there to comfort him. Yes, I am that mom, he's my baby boy. 

Thank you all for being here. I look forward to continued updates. 

Navymom65, check your My Page.

My son left from NC 10/13. I got the call around 11pm. I'm so excited for him! Jessica


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