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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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Hey everyone- my daughter left for boot camp October 2nd. I missed a call from her last Friday telling me that her graduation is December 13th. I feel like the worst mom in the world for missing her call. Really didn’t expect her to call so soon but it is/was great hearing the sound of her voice. Glad I have a voice mail to listen to anyway. Anyone else’s daughter graduating December 13th?

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My daughter left October 1st and so far I haven’t received a call or any letters. I didn’t know they can call that fast to give you an update.  The last call from her was when she arrived the famous 20 seconds call. Don’t feel bad I have been answering all calls and so far I have only had some annoying telemarking calls. Congratulations!!! 

Gigi, I don’t know her division. I haven’t received the form letter or anything. Her voice mail was hard to understand but it sounded like “ours got set back a week.” So I’m not sure what’s going on.
Have you gotten your form letter yet? I have not. Not knowing anything is so hard.
Thanks, Gigi. Yes it was only because her class graduation date had been pushed back a week, we are guessing because of Thanksgiving. Yes, I totally thought it was a telemarketer and ignored the call. Feel really bad for that. Lesson learned though and I’ve been paying for it by answering every annoying telemarketer call since lol.

Yes according to my calendar her PIR should be November 29 Black Friday by I was checking website and there is a message saying that PIR’s will be Wednesday Nov. 27??? Do you know what division or ship she is in?? I don’t know if you can say it here for privacy concerns you can DM me if you like. I am totally new to all this web thing. Lol I would hate to travel for thanksgiving week but that’s my only option I will do anything for my girl.  


So sorry you missed your call but had the voice mail so you still heard from her!!!!

Thanks, Anna! It is nice to have and be able to go back and listen to again.

My daughter left for boot camp the same day!  I haven't received a call yet and I assumed that she'd be graduating on 11/27. Maybe I'm wrong...

We assumed the same about sarah but had never been given a real date for her graduation. Surprised me also. Maybe it’s only the division she’s in? So hard to know anything with no way to communicate.

My daughter is Sarah also! 

Oh wow! That’s so funny!
Kcoult68 have you received your form letter yet?


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