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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 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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My name is Sharon and I have a son in Ship 09 Div 046.  I received my letter today.

Hi Sharon,

I got a letter from my son in the mail yesterday. Was so happy! I need to go check and see if the form letter came today. I mailed out three letters this morning. Going to go check the mail now...

I received his form letter today and his first letter.  It was great to hear from him.  He sounded good.  He said most of what they have done is learn to make their beds and march.  They have mastered making the bed but need to work on marching.  I mailed 12 letters today.  They were from family members.  We all wrote notes to him on Thanksgiving.

Awesome! No form letter yet...Seems to take a little longer to get to Montana. He'll be so happy to get so much mail. I've been very selective with his address. Don't want anyone to send anything and get their DIV in trouble. LOL. My son's letter was short, but very sweet :)

The 12 letters were from aunts, cousins and siblings as well as me.  He will receive a lot of mail.  Our church has a program called Operation Mail Call that sends mail to service members in our congregation.  Hopefully, your letter will arrive soon.  Georgia isn't quite as far away.

That's really nice....

I'm gonna have to write lots to keep up!

was there a password in the form letter for the gate pass download?  I never did get the form letter from my son, he said he sent it , but it never came.  If There is a password could you let me know what it is please.  Aparently the password is the same for the entire division.  I called them today to get this info. you can email me

Hi Sharon! My son is also in Div. 046. Would love to meet you at the PIR :)

Good Morning to Div 046!

Good Morning Samantha!!! How's the weather in Montana? Cali weather is so weird, it's been cold the past few days and now we're having a heat wave, lol!  How many more days 'til PIR....53 days and counting. Can't wait! Maybe our form letter will come this week and hopefully another nice letter from our kids :) They should be able to write one today, they are on a holiday routine from 7am-1pm on Sundays. Check your mailboxes on Wednesday :) Have a wonderful Sunday ♥

Good Afternoon!  I would love to meet everyone at PIR.  I can't wait.  I can't wait for another letter.  My son seemed pretty positive in his letter.  He only had 10 minutes to write his first letter but did write something on the back of the form letter later. 


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