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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.

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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Looking forward to this emotional roller coaster ride together
with the family and friends of my son's fellow recruits!!

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FINALLY HEARD FROM MY SR TODAY !!!! :) SEVERAL LONG LETTERS, and even included a note written by a couple of his shipmates telling me how lucky I am. Tears were flowing by the end of the letter. So glad to have this website to talk to everyone !

My daughter got a 5 page letter today from SR, she was smiling big when she got it from the mailman ;) Sr reports they have been getting lots of IT.

got my letters yesterday! said they have to do 20 push ups for every letter they get! so happy to hear from him, and he sounds like hes in good spirits. then again he wrote the letters before hellweek, so we'll see what his letters sound like next week! lol just a few more weeks til graduation!

oh my gosh..20 push ups for every letter, no wonder my son said he rocks at push ups now.LOL!

I see that other Div. are getting calls I thought SR said we would be getting one in week 4???

Hopefully we will get calls soon. Some of the other divisions are finished with hell week already. I don't think our guys finish until Monday. So fingers crossed!!!

I'm with you on that. I've been waiting for my phone call as well. My son had a birthday on Wednesday and I was hoping I'd get to tell him happy birthday.

Oh Happy Birthday to your son! Well no calls today so lets hope for tomorrow!!!!

my daughter was hoping she would get a call by chance for her b-day today from SR. So far no call.

That's funny, my son's gf's bday was on the 22nd. He made me promise to send her flowers from him, so I did. I am sure your daughters boy was thinking of her and will call as soon as he can. Tell her Happy Birthday!! To bad my son's gf is so shy because her and your daughter are in the same boat (no pun intended). They could relate to each other and it would be nice for them to have someone to talk to.

Doesn't look like a call today.

I am hoping for a phone call soon.  I am missing my SR alot these days.


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