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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).  


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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Alumni of PIR 07/27/2012 TG 37 — 6 Divisions (227–230, 817 & 937) Discussions (25)

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Ship 02 Div 937

June 6 My son is in Division 937 and I am already so excited to attend PIR. Has anyone made their hotel reservations yet or am I the only o…

Started by OmahaRudy

212 Aug 4, 2012
Reply by Kathy(ITSailor)

Ship 04 Div 817

Hello everyone! My Recruit arrived at GL June 4th, very late at night, rec'd his quickie call very late at night, received "the Box" on Fri…

Started by aster

62 Aug 2, 2012
Reply by SunshineMomofEddie


We are here.  We are at Comfort Inn in Waukegan.  It seems to be a very nice place.  Nice people and rooms.  I am excited to go to Sarge Me…

Started by kdmac1

0 Jul 26, 2012


We are here.  We are at Comfort Inn in Waukegan.  It seems to be a very nice place.  Nice people and rooms.  I am excited to go to Sarge Me…

Started by kdmac1

0 Jul 26, 2012

Ship 13 Division 229-230

My SR left June 4th.  Received his box a few days later and got the form letter yesterday.  We weren't even thinking that PIR would be July…

Started by OhWendyPIR7/27(Ship 13 Div 229)

52 Jul 26, 2012
Reply by diannep

Tip for Driving to Graduation

My husband just finished bootcamp and we went to his graduation 7/20.  It is an amazing, amazing thing.  But, I thought I would hop over to…

Started by Jenn_NicksWifey

0 Jul 25, 2012

SHIP 12 DIV 228

Hi all!!!  I am just wondering if there is anyone else out there with this Ship and Div.  I haven't been able to find anyone.  I'm also won…


26 Jul 21, 2012

Where to stay?

My son is in division 229, and we are counting down the days!  We received our first letter from him and he sounded like he was doing great…

Started by summersky592

6 Jul 19, 2012
Reply by summersky592

What ARE They Doing in Boot Camp? Synopsis, Videos and a Day-by-Day account (up to Week #6) from a Sailor. PLUS-Boot Camp for Dummies!

What Happens at Boot Camp - Day-per-Day account (Up to week #6) from a SAILOR This is from the NavyDEP site. Craig who is an advisor on thi…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

2 Jul 16, 2012
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW


This is their final test and they will then be sailors!  It takes place within the last week of bootcamp.  Here is a link that explains it…

Started by diannep

2 Jul 12, 2012


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