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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 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.

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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PIR 5/07/2010

For Everyone with someone graduating boot camp 5/7/10. Share and Discuss.

Members: 66
Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2011

Congrats Everyone

Discussion Forum

Are there any Moms of new Sailors heading for Master of Arms A school?

Started by mvpmom. Last reply by mvpmom May 21, 2010. 6 Replies

I've heard that more graduates from ship 12 are heading to Texas and I would love to hear from you. So far I've heard they will leave on May12th. Continue

Ship 012 Div 182

Started by lorraineld. Last reply by JetPatch May 11, 2010. 121 Replies

Any one have a child in this unit?

Ship 12 Div 181

Started by SAFutureFC~ship 12, div 181~. Last reply by txwyfan May 6, 2010. 28 Replies

I didnt see a group for DIV 181 so i thought i would start one. My Fiancee is in this Division. If anyone has any questions about boot, feel free to ask, I graduated Nov '09.Continue

Medical Discharge

Started by AlyciasMom. Last reply by AlyciasMom May 3, 2010. 6 Replies

Is anyone familiar with this subject? My daughter fractured her femur and dislocated her hip. This injury required surgery and she now has 3 pins in her leg/hip. I am just wondering about this. It…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by RobinM on May 17, 2010 at 12:19am
Hi mvpmom. I feel exactly the same way. I check this every day a couple of times a day still just to see if anyone is checking in. My son is also liking his A school and the liberty and such. We got a find a way to all still keep up with each other.
Comment by mvpmom on May 16, 2010 at 5:56pm
I miss reading this, I miss my Son, I miss ship 12, I miss hearing about our division, Weird huh? Anyhow, My Son loves Texas and his room and liberty time. I'm so happy for him but so blue. Thanks again to all of you for the ear and the support.I hope you all are enjoying this next step for our Sailors!
Comment by Bonnie on May 14, 2010 at 5:28pm
Hey everybody, just wanted to say thanks for all the information on here. They did great and graduation was nice. Couldn't believe how cold it was in Chicago! My son's back down south for A school and says he'll never complain about the humidity or bugs again. Hope everybody's doing well.
Comment by farkus5 on May 14, 2010 at 4:42pm
Hi Ladies , This group has been a great source of comfort to me. I wish all of your sons and daughters much luck in A school. My son is in Biloxi, MS ,Keesler AFB. He is loving the freedom. AG School starts in 2 weeks. Thanks to all of you !
Comment by JetPatch on May 14, 2010 at 9:08am
A has made it to A School and she sounds so happy! Thank you to all the sailors that helped her make it through and Thank you to all the moms that helped me make it through.
Comment by RobinM on May 14, 2010 at 1:27am
Hello Everyone. My son is safely at his A school. He's liking that is more laid back from boot camp and not so crazy. Great to see people and meet some great sailors and other parents while at PIR. It was amazing!!
Comment by old mom on May 13, 2010 at 2:53pm
Hey everyone haven't been on since graduation. Rusty stayed in Great lakes but haven't heard form him. Here we go again right? Hope all got home safely and enjoyed their weekend with their sailors. We did. got stuck in chicago traffic and didn't get home until 1:30 am but it was worth every minute of it. keep in touch.
Comment by Stephanie( Mrs. Davis) on May 12, 2010 at 5:36pm
Thanks so much. It's okay. We were all busy with everything there was so many people I wanted to meet and didn't get to with everything going on.
Comment by JJonesmom on May 12, 2010 at 4:14pm
Congratulations Stephanie on your engagement. sorry we didnt get a chance to meet at graduation.
Comment by Stephanie( Mrs. Davis) on May 12, 2010 at 11:37am
Hboonie- Thanks so much and Congratulations to you as well:) I am so proud of mine too and to all the sailors! They all have been through so much and worked so hard and to get to seem them celebrate it was amazing. Plus, we got engaged and that was the greatest feeling. Good luck to you guys!

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