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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 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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My son is on Ship 12 Division 361...

Waiting for that call that says, "Mom, I'm a Sailor"

So excited, flight and hotel is booked.....6 more days and counting....Proud Mom :)

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Met too!! 361 - days and counting

:)  Wish, I could go to the meet and greet. My flight arrives at 7:30 on Nov. 1st :(

All we need is the list and the password to get into graduation right? No actual ticket....

I'm pretty sure just the password for car pass and I'm not sure about the list...list of names right? I would  bring everything just in case...can't hurt!  : ))  

That's what I thought :) Yes, name list.

Omgosh! So excited, this has been a tough life experiance for me.

Can't wait to see him in uniform and give him a GREAT BIG HUG :) I am sure you can't wait either! Holding onto my phone......:)

I got the call yesterday- mine is ship 3- so exciting I'm counting the days too-

That's great!!!  congratulations to you!

Yes, Congrats! :)

Congrats!!! :)

Thats SO AWESOME!  Congrats to him-

Division 354 rocks :0)


YAY! Good for him :)

My son is also an Honor Recruit :) He is also the Guidon of his Division and earned a Bronze Bar for "Sharp Shooter" So excited and so proud of him :)



We also are waiting for our IM A SAILOR phone call,div 362.It looks like there going bye divisions an we toward the last.So next week,pretty close to when we leave.THRUSDAY IL,here we come!

I hope you all get your calls soon-  and I would like to say thanks to all of you - It really helped me get through these last couple of months- being able to chat with you all- and the help I recived,  YOU ROCK !!


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