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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

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

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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. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still required



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ALUMNI OF PIR 01/20/2012 TG 09 — 05 Divisions (043–046 & 909) Discussions (37)

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Metra in relation to Union Station   Metra rail-UPN line ht…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

0 Dec 31, 2011

Meet and Greet over Dinner 01-19-2012

Cristina had a good idea about all of us getting together for dinner Jan 19 (Thursday before PIR) instead of going to Sarge's Meet and Gree…

Started by futureHMwife

36 Dec 29, 2011
Reply by futureHMwife


There is not a lot about Marlinspike. Here is what I have: From RTC website: MarlinespikeBasic Seamanship Phase "I wish to have no connecti…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

0 Dec 29, 2011

Proper Public Behavior with your new Sailor

Comment by SOBE,  on June 25, 2010  Here's something that I thought I would share with you. When we first read it, my son's girlfriend was…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

1 Dec 28, 2011
Reply by futureHMwife

Ship 09 Div 46

My name is Sheree, my son is in this div. So, here I am.  I have not receieved the form letter yet.  Is anyone still waiting for that?

Started by Sherees

1 Dec 15, 2011
Reply by Samantha (DDG 51 Arleigh Burke)

Ship 02 Div 909 Any of you received any letters lately?

I've yet to receive any, though I did get a call on Thanksgiving. I'm trying to cope but feel so very sad and disconnected.

Started by celinamae

4 Dec 15, 2011
Reply by harvhapy29

American Red Cross made a tough time easier

Our son's grandfather passed away last Friday. We contacted the American Red Cross via the phone number supplied in the form letter and ope…

Started by joemama

1 Dec 13, 2011
Reply by futureHMwife


Greetings Navy for Moms PIR 01/20/12!! Just wanted to pass on some important information that Sarge asked me to inform you of... His I-phon…

Started by loganmyseaman(SHIP07/DIV035)

0 Dec 10, 2011

After PIR - Liberty & Friday and Saturday Departures

Friday and Saturday Departures Friday Departures Means those Sailors attending “A” school at Great Lakes. They “depart” Friday, after Gradu…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

3 Dec 2, 2011
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

Welcome Members!

Hi all, I just wanted to take the time to welcome everyone to the group and to say how proud I am of our Sailor Recruits! I know none of us…

Started by futureHMwife

12 Dec 1, 2011
Reply by futureHMwife


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