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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)

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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.


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**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.

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ALUMNI OF PIR 11/10/2011 - TG 52 8 DIVISIONS (367-372, 823, 952)


ALUMNI OF PIR 11/10/2011 - TG 52  8 DIVISIONS (367-372, 823, 952)

This group is for those who have loved ones graduating from Boot Camp on 11/10/2011.


Location: Great Lakes, Illinois
Members: 56
Latest Activity: Feb 21, 2013

WELCOME TO PIR 11/10/2011

OPSEC, OPerational SECurity, is always of the utmust importance. Please take the time to read the Opsec and Community Guidelines. A quick note here: Last Names are never allowed on this site. If it is different from your Recruits it is still not recommended. First Names and pictures of your Recruit are allowed but discouraged.









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Discussion Forum

Which meet and greet

Started by Marcia Shea's Mom(Ship3, Div367). Last reply by NavyMom315 Feb 21, 2013. 18 Replies

PIR stories

Started by navyboundkid (Class 1210MT). Last reply by tripletmom+2 Nov 13, 2011. 1 Reply


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Marcia Shea's Mom(Ship3, Div367) Nov 9, 2011. 9 Replies

PIR 11-10-11

Started by Cheryl. Last reply by shadowcrzn(ship 2 Div 952) Nov 8, 2011. 2 Replies

Ship 2 Division 952!

Started by navyboundkid (Class 1210MT). Last reply by proud1020 Nov 8, 2011. 37 Replies


Started by Invisible12. Last reply by Invisible12 Nov 8, 2011. 7 Replies

Ship 03, Div. 367

Started by Bryce's Mom - Ship 03, Div 367. Last reply by Bryce's Mom - Ship 03, Div 367 Nov 7, 2011. 127 Replies

state roll call

Started by Marcia Shea's Mom(Ship3, Div367). Last reply by Bryce's Mom - Ship 03, Div 367 Nov 7, 2011. 24 Replies

Ship 3 Div 368

Started by Z's Mom. Last reply by Christy Lyn (ship 3/div 368) Nov 5, 2011. 9 Replies

Ship 12 Division 370

Started by SubMom-Ship12/Div370. Last reply by diannep Oct 30, 2011. 17 Replies

Ship 12, Div 369

Started by Invisible12. Last reply by diannep Oct 30, 2011. 62 Replies

Encouraging Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Oct 28, 2011. 0 Replies


Started by NavyWife&Mom1 (Ship 7 Div 371). Last reply by MM3 Proud Momma Oct 27, 2011. 16 Replies


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Started by Marcia Shea's Mom(Ship3, Div367). Last reply by Marcia Shea's Mom(Ship3, Div367) Oct 21, 2011. 5 Replies

SHIP 7 DIV. 371

Started by NavyWife&Mom1 (Ship 7 Div 371). Last reply by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons Oct 20, 2011. 25 Replies

After PIR - Liberty & Friday and Saturday Departures

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by veronica navy mom Oct 19, 2011. 22 Replies

What Happens at Boot Camp - Day-per-Day? (Up to week #6)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 18, 2011. 0 Replies

Week by Week at boot camp

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 18, 2011. 0 Replies

BOOT CAMP VIDEOS by Navy Recruiting Command

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Oct 18, 2011. 2 Replies

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Comment by Zenda 04/823 on March 9, 2012 at 4:34pm

paces....sounds like he is moving forward! That's wonderful news!! Glad his spirits are getting higher. It's a difficult thing...not knowing what the future will hold when you had your dream set in another direction. But, a different path was chosen for him. :)

We talk with our son about every other night. We usually text during the week and make time for an actual conversation on the weekends. He texts his little sister almost every day. Well, she's 17...but still younger LOL.  So glad for that, they have always been close. It really broke her heart when he left. She still looks for his guidance on some things. She just started dating someone and I think our son put the fear in him already LOL!!!! :)

Comment by paces on March 8, 2012 at 6:44am

Zenda 04/823...Thank you. Yes!!!  I think anyone could tell we are missing our boys.   I will tell him. He called later last night and we talked for a while. His spirits are better.  His orders for light duty were finally filed and he is waiting for an assignment.

Have you heard from yours?  You are so right! We have to keep each other strong!!!! Hugs and Prayers :)

Comment by Zenda 04/823 on March 7, 2012 at 9:23pm

WOW....three miles!!!!!! That's GREAT NEWS....I'm so happy for him!!!!!!!  I know that must be such a great booster for him!! Tell him he's got another cheerleader!! I'm here for you too!! :) We gotta keep each other going strong!

Our son has the best hugs too!!!! They almost knock you right over LOL. Can you tell we are missing our boys?!?!

Comment by paces on March 7, 2012 at 7:11pm

Zenda 04/823...I do have a moment or two now and then. :)  Thank you. No. We are in GA. It is too far and we are just making ends meet with our middle son trying to get in Med School and furloughs from my salary. It seems they take more and more every year. We saw him during New Year's for a few days. We were looking forward to seeing him about this week as he was transferring to FL, but that didn't happen. I am ready as well. It has been a long time.

Got a text from him today. He was able to run 3 miles without any pain. That is such a blessing. I know that has to make him feel good.  Mine always gave wonderful hugs. I miss his hugs. 

Thank you so much for the encouragement. :)

Comment by Zenda 04/823 on March 7, 2012 at 12:57pm

Paces...I have explained that so well, hoping and praying we've done a good job as parents. From the sounds of it....your son has a GREAT family supporting him!!! Are y'all able to go see him?

We haven't seen our son since Christmas break, but he's about 8 hours away from us now. So hopefully soon we can get up there for a weekend to see him.  I'm so ready!!!!! Miss him terribly, that boy ALWAYS had a way of making me laugh and smile. :)

Comment by paces on March 7, 2012 at 6:49am

Zenda 04/823...  I completely understand. We are getting ready for the State Writing Test today. It is a big test. The last thing I have wanted to do the last couple of weeks is look at the computer.

Thank you so much for the thoughts and prayers. He is adjusting well, I think. He is talking about options he wants to pursue. Just waiting for that right person to cross his path that can give him some real insight and information so he can make a decision. Of course, we are also waiting on the legs to heal. He is now having trouble with the muscles in his other leg. I think because he has been pampering the injured one for so long.  

I am hoping for such an experience for our son. It is just so difficult when you are so far away from them. You have to trust you have done your job as a parent to instill in them the ability to make wise decisions.

We will keep your nephew in our prayers as well. I know you are ready to see your son, too. How long before he is able to come home.

Comment by Zenda 04/823 on March 6, 2012 at 1:43pm

Paces...sorry I haven't gotten on here very often!!! Been crazy busy at work, and the computer was making my eyes cross LOL.

Y'all have been in my thoughts! How's your son doing? Hope everything is getting a little better on him with the changes. I know it's very nephew also broke his leg while in bc, and had some major decisions to make. He's now on his last deployment, and has had a great time seeing the world!!!

Comment by paces on February 27, 2012 at 7:29pm

Zenda 04/823...  Thanks so much for the encouraging words. I think it is just as hard on us not being able to help advise him. We are so inadequate at helping him because we don't have all the information available to us to help make the best decision. He is basically on his own. We keep praying for the right person to cross his path to help guide and advise him. He is very disappointed. He has wanted this for as long as I can remember, so I know he is lost with what to do. I don't know if he even has an idea of what he wants now. Thanks again for the hugs and prayers. You are terrific.

Comment by Zenda 04/823 on February 23, 2012 at 5:18pm

paces....I'm so glad to hear it's not as bad as they thought. How is he feeling?! I'm sure he's disappointed, but hopefully he will understand that there's a reason for him in another field.  Big hugs to you all, and prayers still coming!!!

Comment by paces on February 19, 2012 at 11:39am

Zenda 04/823...Thank you so much for the prayers. He met with the Dive Medical Officer on Thurs.  The fracture is not as bad as the last time, but he has lost his contract. He has been moved to a Transition Unit and will be given an assignment for light duty. They will give him options once he has healed. It will be 3 or more weeks before he they talk with him about his options. It will depend on how the leg heals. Thanks again for your prayers.


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