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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).  


RTC Graduation

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

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


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.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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whats the name of your fiance?? him and my bf might know each other! :)
My son is in this division. He arrived on 10/28 and we have received just one phone call (except for the call on the day he arrived). I hope to get another call soon but am so happy to know he will be able to take leave for Christmas. He was told two weeks leave. Anyone receive a letter yet?
My son is planning to take duty at the recruiting station to keep from taking the full two weeks (or ten days) as it seems. Where is yours' going to A school?
how does it work tho? i hear it somewhere like if u take duty at ur local recruiting station u get more days off?
My husband is an ex-recruiter. He suggested this so that my son would not be too much in the hole on leave. This is the way I understand it:
If they do not start school for 10-14 days, they can take the 10-14 days leave. While they are on leave, they visit the recuiting office each day (there is a maximum number of days they can take on this type of duty) and ask the recruiter to sign a form. In return they hang out in the recruiting office doing odd jobs or visit schools in their uniform, etc. as needed by the recruiting station. Once they get to school, the days they worked at the station are subtracted from the leave they took. It is a bit of a backwards system, but a good opportunity to be at home and not charged for leave. If you want to do this, I would talk to the recruiter beforehand to see make sure this is an option. It may be a bit more complicated than I have described and note that rules vary for different situations/jobs/times of year, etc. so this may not work for everyone in every situation.
whats ur son's name suzannes? him and my bf might know each other too! same ship n division! nope havent receive a letter yet!
His name is Ryan. What is your boyfriend's name? I will ask Ryan if he knows him in a letter.
my bf is in this division!! yay for their graduation! 41 more days!! has anybody got any letters from their loved ones yet?
same here, im from florida too! which part are u in? nope, no letters yet! hopefully tomorrow!
im here at st. pete/tampa area! lets just hope we get ours tomorrow right? :) so which school are you goin into there? i was just there and miami few months ago!
i knoww, i didnt thought of that too until somebody mentioned that post office will be closed today :(( and yes, another phone call would totally make my week too! :)
My son is in the group! We got one phone call they day they arrived 10/28 and one last Saturday. No letters yet :(


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