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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.

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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 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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Janiece M-Utah
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Who had a son/daughter leave for BC 3/2/10?

Started this discussion. Last reply by goofynavymom Mar 12, 2010. 8 Replies

Hi,Just trying to connect with those of you that had a son or daughter that arrived at RTC (Recruit Training Center) 3/2/10.  Our son Chase joined back in June 09 and was enrolled in the DEP…Continue


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Proud mom of two amazing kids & wife to the amazing father of 25 years. Our son Chase will be graduating from Nuke Power School on 4/22/11 and very proud of his hard work & dedication to get this far. It has been alot of work and sacrifice, but so worth it and I'm sure he'll see this once graduation takes place next week. Our daughter is completing her first year of medical school. I'm an independent health insurance broker and have been for 27 years.
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Son left for BC March 2, 2010....

Posted on March 3, 2010 at 5:22pm 3 Comments

Hello Mom's/Dad's.....

Yesterday was the day of swearing in at MEPS and our "see you later"/am proud of you" hug. Chase had joined back in June so we knew this day was coming! Since Chase was in the DEP program, he reported to their office on Monday afternoon for final paperwork & drug test. We was able to take him to the hotel & have dinner with him before leaving him at the hotel. We met him at the MEPS office Tuesday morning and spent a couple hours before he headed out to…


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At 7:49pm on April 22, 2011, nvmomma said…
Hi Janiece, I'm on Nuke Moms and have been thinking about your son - did he pass? Did I miss a post? Let me/us know...
At 12:00am on December 14, 2010, amanda said…

Hi! I didn't know your son was also in the same class. My boyfriend is an EM. Have you joined the discussion group on Nuke Moms?


I'm doing great though. How are you? Getting closer to the finish line!

At 5:11pm on September 27, 2010, Heather(Lucas' mom) said…
My mistake. I see that yours is waiting for power school, not A school. :)
At 5:06pm on September 27, 2010, Heather(Lucas' mom) said…
Maybe coincidental but my son's roomate has been waiting for a month and a half. Could they be roomates? I'll ask what his name is. :)
At 9:51pm on July 16, 2010, Cynthia=Proud Nuke Mommy said…
Hi Chases Mom! I saw your post over at the Nuke site about sending Chase daily texts and setting your alarm for 4am. You inspire me! I am going to try to do the same myself. Although my son would tell me I'm being a pest, I know he loves the attention. I am sure your son feels the same way so don't ever feel your texts are in vain! They may not say much as they have so much going on, but the love and appreciate the solidarity, foundation and love they get from home, so don't stop!

Navy Mom Hugs to you!
At 11:51am on June 29, 2010, Lion55's mom said…
Just got back to Denver last night. I learned alot about how their days are spent, and how they spend liberty! could type alot so if you have questions I will be happy to share.
At 4:38pm on June 16, 2010, becciquilter said…
I don't know Matt's class #. How do I find out? I know he's training to be an ET. I was hoping to make a batch of brownies this weekend and overnight them on Monday. I had sent him a package a month ago and it was returned to me because he never went to pick it up (so I had to pay Fed Ex fees TWICE). What a stinker!!
I think Chase will find out that hard work really does pay off! My Matt never had to study before, but it caught up with him. At Christmas, he said he's never had to study so hard before and that he's having to learn new study habits (yeah!)

I'll keep Chase covered with prayers - Are the fellows assigned to rooms that are in the same class?
At 3:22pm on June 4, 2010, becciquilter said…
I have a quick question for you. How do you "invite" someone from the group to be your friend? I'm still trying to get all this stuff figured out!!

At 2:40pm on June 4, 2010, becciquilter said…
Yes, I need all the friends I can get!!! I'm not a "helicopter" mom, but it's been implied that I have too much time on my hands - therefore I worry too much. Ha!!! But my friends keep saying "Have you heard anything from Matt? Well, I wouldn't let him not contact me! I would put my foot down and set him straight!" That doesn't work with your son being in the military! I think that's why this group has proven to be invaluable! Thanks for letting me vent!!
p.s. Thanks for being my friend!!!
At 10:30pm on April 19, 2010, matt's mom said…
Hi! Thanks for the request. We have not heard too much from Matt - he's keeping his personal feelings to himself (as usual). Maybe I can squeeze something out of him this weekend. He did call on the 10th and sounded very tired and also sick. We got a short letter today and he thinks the cold is finally about gone (I was getting worried that it was turning into pneumonia because of lack of rest). He didn't even say anything about BS. It figures that now bootcamp is almost over that I finally am getting an idea of how these groups/discussions etc. work! My kids laugh at my ineptitude! Can't wait to hear the happy news from everyone tomorrow! amy

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