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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

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

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

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."

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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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Last night I received a call from my SR that I wasn’t looking forward to and need some serious advice and encouragement. The call was pretty scripted started out with him stating his name and not to show up to graduation because he wouldn’t be there and said I’m sick and have been moved to ship 04-div reasoning at first so I’m thinking “OH NO what happened to my baby"...finally I was like what happened son and he said I got chest pains while running and they are thinking it’s asthma. I’ll call you in a few days and let you know if I’m being separated. Before hanging up I told him to stay strong and don’t give up maybe something else caused the chest pain. I could hear the disappointment in his voice.

He hasn’t had any issues at home while running or any other activities or working out in general, he even did Battle Frog with no issues. He's not a "professional athlete" by any means and I am sure boot camp is a bit harder. 

Does anyone know how he would be diagnosed and what makes them decide to send him home? I’m thinking maybe he could be getting sick or exhausted or maybe pushing himself too hard or possibly different climate than here (Texas) or he possibly has an allergy he wasn't aware of... just curious how they will determine the outcome. 


Hopeful Mom

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Oh my gosh thank you!!! I didn't think we could send him letters there, do you think he may be in there long enough to receive them? I hadn't even been notified of his original ship/division.

Thank you

Good morning Tiffany,

Any update on your SR ? Mine got to call home Sunday twice... So good to get an update. The doctor is following up  the 1st this Thursday. I hope good news he feeling a bit stir-crazy and hearing too many negative what if's. Could'nt stress enough "One day at a time son"

He was supposed to be tested yesterday however when I talked to him Sunday he sounded like he was getting sick so I’m not sure if he got tested....haven’t heard anything yet, hoping the no news means good news.


How is your son doing? I hope better! Mine is coming home for 6 months to get well from complications of pneumonia but he will be back!

Hi Amy, sorry for the late reply. He got home Monday and should also be able to go back in 6 months. Hope your boy gets better soon and back in ASAP.

Our plan also... Best wishes !


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