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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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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."

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**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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IS your RC in this Division??  My son is!


I got a call this morning!! I will post here as well as on the main comments page so everyone can see them but I thought it would be nice to get us all in the same division in one place!!  Oops gotta run to work..when I get there will finish posting about the call and what RC said!!

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it is at   I dont remember the exact path to follow...I need to find itmyself to print them!!

go the the site and at the top go to the top where is says families and go to the graduations and follow to upcoming graduations.  Will have to enter a password that the recruits sent in the form letter.


hope all great today! 

Thanks for the info, ladies. I'm probably going to take the shuttle to graduation from the hotel. Is the pass good for the whole weekend, in case I drive to the base? I can't believe I'll be heading to Chicago a week from today!

Can't wait to see my sailor! I'm off work tomorrow.  I hope I'll get the phone call saying that he's a sailor then! Good luck to all for Battlestations-21 tonite! Got a letter from him yesterday. He didn't like the gas chamber exercise! Got to get his girlfriend to O'Hare by 1:00 on Friday, to catch her flight back to Ft. Wayne, to be home in time for HER high school graduation! I think I'll take a taxi! May cost alot, but at least I'll get her there on time. I wouldn't have any way of knowing how to get there if I drove her. Thanks everyone. I'll be at the "Meet and Greet" on Thursday nite. Hope to finally meet up with everyone! Have a good day, ladies!

Got my call today @ work from my son! They did Battlestations last nite! He got his Navy ball cap!!! I hope everyone else got their phone calls too! See everyone at the Meet and Greet next week!  :)

Claudie-Ship11Div 186


Hope all is well with you.  We are almost done!

All is well here!!!  Hope all is well with you also!!  Yes we're almost done!!!!  Can't wait until excited!!  I have a lot of questions about Pensacola now!!  LOL!!  Do you know if they can have a car at A School?  We live in AL and our son's car has been at our house during boot camp.  We are wondering if/when we could get it to him, but don't know for sure if he can even have a car???

Im so excited to look at the countdown clock and see 3 days left! Not sure about the car at A school. Since we live in WA and my son is going to A school in Virginia. We figured it's not the most cost effective to get it to him for 12 weeks when he then will be moving on for C school.  I cant wait!!! N ot to excited about the weather report someone posted though  LOL
Life is good! Only 2 more days! Make sure I have a GPS available. Printed out my gate pass. I'm ready to go!   HOOYAH!

Just wondering why no phone calls since the call saying my SR passed battlestations - div 186?


Got the letter today that my Husband is Honor Grad for Div 186. I am so proud of him! Cant wait to see him in TWO days!!!


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