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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   who's out there from the Pittsburgh and Western Pa area?  My son just left for A school in Pensacola today.

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 Hello  just one month shy of my son's first year in the Navy. He has been at Offutt AFB near Omaha Nebraska since July. He's a Master at Arms. He watches planes on the runways and bunnies setting off the alarms on the fence! He won't be home for the holidays,he might be home later in January.   We should plan a get together after the holidays. Sounds like maybe north of Pittsburgh would be a good place to meet.

A get together sounds good.  My son finally left for San Antonio (A School) after being "on hold" for 2 months.  Hopefully, his classes will start this week.  He will be home for Christmas, unless something changes.  I am very grateful for that. 

Hello all my son is leaving Pgh on April 3 for  Great Lakes  we  live in Latrobe So many emotion and questions

So glad im here


Hi every one..I live in Munhall ..20 min to downtown Pgh..My son has been in for 1 year and is a G.M.on the USS Sterett,stationed in San Diego..I also have a daughter in the army..2nd Lt  in intelligence stationed in Germany for the next 4 yrs..currently deployed to Kuwait.,,,.Kind of crazy to see so many of us frm the same area

Hi Holly,

My name is Libbie. My son Josh started in A school last May.  He was in Pensacola until August, then Corpus Christi, now back to Milton, FL end of week to start training on helocopters. It has been a ton of hard work, studying and more studying, but he loves it.  My husband and I are originally from Sq. Hill, but live in Penn Hills for the last 27 years.


Hi Libby my name is Mary Beth [MB].My son is stationed in San Diego on the USS Sterett..he is a GM..I noticed that u said u were from Sq Hill ..I also grew up in Sq Hill and now live in Munhall..Small world

Hi Mary Beth. What year did you graduate High School?  Did you go to Allderdice by any chance?

My daughter just left Pensacola in May and graduated A school as an IT.  

Hi Im from Latrobe PA.  My son is in BC PIR 10/11/19

Got our phone call Sat 845pm. Hes good. 5 more Fridays til PIR.



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