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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

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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 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.


RTC Graduation

**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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PIR 1/21/11 Divisions - 49-52 and 909


PIR 1/21/11     Divisions - 49-52 and 909

Recruits graduating from Great Lakes, IL boot camp January, 21, 2011.

Members: 53
Latest Activity: Jul 19, 2019

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I hope you find these fun and informative.  Jessica actually has many of them, but like she said sometimes they are hard to open.  I went through many of them, gathered questions from them and tried…Continue

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Shuttle or Own Car To PIR?

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We had planned on using the hotel shuttle to go to and from the PIR but I was wondering if we then would have to drive back to base to pick up our SR or will some SRs be able to go on the shuttles…Continue


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Comment by Cat(Mom of an AO) on February 11, 2011 at 3:29pm
WOW you guys are still on here? I miss mine too! Terribly! But DebBon don't give up!! It's Valentines Day soon girlie girl.... CHOP CHOP! I am sure you can think of something of the same interest! huh? huh?   
Comment by DebBon / Ship7 Div 052 on February 11, 2011 at 3:01pm
Starting to feel that low feeling again. Like when we missed them in Boot camp.  We were on such a high from seeing them and now it's over.  I miss my son so much.  Life sure is strange without kids at home.  I don't find that my husband and I have the same interests anymore.  Ever feel like that?  Been married for 24 years and now its just him and I again.  Wow things were different when we were younger.
Comment by Christine(ship02 Div909) on February 11, 2011 at 2:39pm
I know...I can't believe it either.
Comment by chew92 on January 26, 2011 at 12:51am
This was a wonderful weekend.  Spent the whole weekend with my son.  His A school is at Great Lakes. Thank you all for a wonderful meet and greet before PIR. Our sailors were great.  They all looked so good, strong and committed.  Thanks to all of you.
Comment by Cindy-Cadence's Aunt(S02/Div943) on January 25, 2011 at 4:33pm

I'm home from PIR. It was beautiful! I cried like a baby! But the bad part is that my camera didn't work! If anyone out there could take pity on me and send me some pics of the ceremony, I would be eternally grateful! My email is My son was in the back row-4th tallest. I will be ordering the dvd but would like to have pics, too. Thank you all for being there through this very long trip! Good to know we are not alone!

Comment by Cat(Mom of an AO) on January 25, 2011 at 1:26pm

Perfectly said DebBon!

Kathy, I am sending you a Pm now

Comment by DebBon / Ship7 Div 052 on January 25, 2011 at 1:22pm

I know it seem like we would never get to PIR and now it has come and gone and so have our SAILORS, each one to explore their journey's.  Some together, some alone.  Sad, our time with them all too short.  But excited to see where each of their lives take them.  

N4M's truly has been our life-stone.  I love each and everyone of you and will stay in touch with everyone.  We are all Seasters!!!!!

Comment by Cat(Mom of an AO) on January 25, 2011 at 1:19pm
Hey Kim, try finding int through my profile page
Comment by dragonfly/Ship 2, Div 909 on January 25, 2011 at 1:05pm
I know, right?!  It took forever to get here and then POOF! It's over...  =(
Comment by Cat(Mom of an AO) on January 25, 2011 at 12:48pm

Will always keep this group too Kathy. I arrived late afternoon yesterday. Can't believe it's over. :(

My sailor called is in Pensicola so hoping his transition runs smooth.   


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