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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.

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."

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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I'm 18. My boyfriend Zack left for boot camp November 7th. We've been dating for a year and a half. He is my best friend and I can talk to him about anything. I feel like he understands me the most. I recently lost my 14 year old cousin who was like my sister so this has been hard and he has been an angel helping me. I don't know what I would do without him. He is my everything.
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At 9:27pm on January 16, 2012, Lucy said…

hi Bryanna :) its ok, I haven't really been on either. I'm happy you got to see your sailor! Finally!!! I bet you were so happy! What did you do while you were over there? Aw I wish I can see Alan for Spring break, it just depends if I have money by that time or not.  Cherish your time with him! I'm sure you have two have learned to appreciate each other the way you should. As for me, i've been good. I miss Alan, but what doesn't kill me only makes me stronger. :)

At 12:24am on January 3, 2012, Lucy said…
Aww too bad u can't cuddle w ur parents there lol that's awkward. No that's not true. I only couldn't hold alans hand in the building where PIR takes place and on base. You can't kiss in the building but u can once you're outside. Yeah ice skating would be fun, but your bf might be in uniform so you would have to make sure they don't get ruined. 
At 12:15am on January 2, 2012, Lucy said…

Aww he's leaving the next day right after graduation? Well there is so much to do over there, but all I wanted to do was cuddle w Alan lol. We went to the Gurnee mall which is amazing, we also went bowling and went out to eat a lot :P Just take advantage of each others company and take hecka pictures! You will have fun even if you stay at a hotel w him doing nothing I promise! hah its just the best and I feel excited for you. :)

At 9:12pm on January 1, 2012, Lucy said…

Thank you so much. Yeah im trying to appreciate every second, and I know it will be easier now that we can call and skype :) Our new years was pretty great. How was yours? Ill deff let Alan know that. OMG you must be so excited!! Lol im excited for you! I hecka know what you mean about being a little nervous, but trust me there is no better feeling than reuniting w your sailor. I hope you enjoy PIR as much as I did!!


At 7:52pm on January 1, 2012, Lucy said…

:) its good to know i can help you out. you're welcome. you can talk to me about whatever whenever. thank you so much! He leaves tomorrow morning.


At 1:14am on December 28, 2011, Lucy said…

Its good to know his mom was able to spend christmas w him and that you were able to talk to him. I know its hard and there will be plenty of sad moments, but you have to remember you're not in this alone. your sailor is going through it and worse, but I know he's strong and I know you are too. Im pretty sure he was understanding when you cried. I hope you had a merry Christmas and a happy new year. God bless you, your family and your beloved sailor! <3

At 8:29pm on December 18, 2011, jill said…

i am sorry it toook me soo long to get back to you.  beeen crazy aruond here. how are you. are you doing ok, day by day?   

At 7:37pm on December 18, 2011, Lucy said…
Yeah I don't think that people who aren't truly in love and committed make it through all this. A year is a long time, but the good thing is that they get to leave for the holidays. Alan isnt leaving till the second. He's all mine right now :D lol
At 7:24pm on December 18, 2011, Lucy said…
Yeah it sucks but oh well. We deal w it cuz of love ha. We don't know yet. He prob will be there for a
Year, because he's doing aircrew school and A school.
At 7:11pm on December 18, 2011, Lucy said…
Lol yeah I'm pretty sure you would! His a school is in Pensacola, Florida. Too far from California! :(

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