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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

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

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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 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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ALUMNI OF PIR 12/31/2014 TG 08 - 6 Divisions (047-050, and 907-908)


ALUMNI OF PIR 12/31/2014 TG 08 - 6 Divisions (047-050, and 907-908)

This Group is for those that have sailors who graduated Boot Camp on 12/31/2014. A place to keep up with each other as their journey continues.

Location: Great Lakes, IL
Members: 33
Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2015

WELCOME to PIR 12/31/2014! PLEASE See the PAGES section for Informational Posts about BC and PIR. PAGES is underneath the Members Photos. PLEASE scroll down this page here to find the Comment Box to post a reply to the PIR GROUP

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Discussion Forum

Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisions 047 and 048 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by teecee Dec 29, 2014. 11 Replies

Meeting your NEW Sailor at the Airport/USO info

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 29, 2014. 0 Replies

Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Division 049 and 050 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by teecee Dec 28, 2014. 15 Replies


Started by CatMom509. Last reply by CatMom509 Dec 16, 2014. 3 Replies

Christmas Potluck at Navy Lodge

Started by Donovan'sMom. Last reply by Donovan'sMom Dec 15, 2014. 2 Replies

Flight Card Info

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Lisa Dec 15, 2014. 1 Reply

MEET and GREET the Night before PIR, Tuesday December 30, 2014.

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 15, 2014. 0 Replies

Ship 02 (USS Reuben James) Division 907 and 908 (Brother Divisions)

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by Julie-Jake Dec 14, 2014. 7 Replies


Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Dec 11, 2014. 0 Replies

Comment Wall


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Comment by CatMom509 on December 29, 2014 at 5:57pm

Hello Friends!

     "I know that everything God does will endure forever,

      nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it.

      God does it so men will revere Him."

                                                         Ecclesiastes 3:14

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 29, 2014 at 3:59pm

Safe travels to you all!

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 29, 2014 at 3:59pm

ADDED this to your DISCUSSION FORUM up above:

Meeting your NEW Sailor at the Airport/USO info

Comment by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW on December 29, 2014 at 3:56pm

Here are a few little PIR notes:


Are cold! I brought a shawl to either sit on or wrap myself in.

Don't set anything down on the bench that is thin like a camera, cell phone, keys, etc. The floors of the bleachers are solid except underneath the seats there are openings just wide enough and about a foot (?) long for modern day devices to fall is like a black won't get it back.


Take a few practice shots before the ceremony. They can come out dark. I think it's all the grey paint LOL.

You may start photography when you enter the Visitors enter (USS YORKTOWN) and in Midway Ceremonial Drill hall...only. Photography is not allowed anywhere else onboard RTC. You risk having your camera confiscated and the pictures deleted. Also, your Sailor could get in trouble. They are your sponsor while you are onboard RTC.

SMOKING is also not permitted onboard RTC.

There are concession stands at either end of the PIR hall that sell soft drinks COFFEE water and some snacks. You may bring some snacks into the Hall with you if needed for little ones and those that may need it for medical reason. They used to sell "Dixie cup" (Mens style)Sailor hats for the kiddies for $5. I hope they still do.


Are not permitted in the Drill hall. Posters obstruct others view. Plus, this is a Formal ceremony and they do not suit the event. You may keep these items in your car and present them to your Sailor following PIR but remember that they may not bring those items back onboard RTC when they return from Liberty.


Use of wheelchairs and manually-powered mobility aids are authorized onboard RTC. Wheelchair accomadationsare provided on the Drill deck and a companion seat is made available for someone to sit with them. RTC does have wheel chairs on a first-come first-serve basis. Also, if you need handicapped parking be sure to show your placard to Security in the Gate Shack and they will direct you to handicapped parking.

Comment by diannep on December 29, 2014 at 11:10am

There should be some I'm a Sailor calls received this afternoon!  I believe from 047/048 and possibly the 900 divisions.  Keep those phones close!  They could start as early as 2 pm Central time.

Good Morning!

Comment by teecee on December 28, 2014 at 7:16pm
Packed and Ready to fly out Tuesday!!!! Graduation is Wednesday!!! :)
Comment by CatMom509 on December 28, 2014 at 3:49pm

Blessed Sunday!

     "May the Lord bless you and protect you.

      May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you.

      May the Lord show you His favor and

      give you His peace."

                                                   Numbers 6:24-26

Comment by CatMom509 on December 28, 2014 at 3:48pm

Congrats to Divisions 907 and 908!!

Comment by MsT on December 28, 2014 at 1:58pm

Captains Cup was yesterday.  Divisions 907 and 908 were the winners.

Comment by diannep on December 28, 2014 at 12:37pm

Oh, ok.  You meant mom of a "recruit" not "recruiter."  The recruiter part is what confused me!  :-)

And, yes, Captains Cup should have been yesterday for this PIR group.  It is the Sat. before PIR.

Good Morning!


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