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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."

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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A little about me:
I am retired,I live in Puerto Rico.My son was in DEP program and left for BC on Nov 17.He should be graduating in Jan 15 2010,God help him!!
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PIR ( Graduation ) on January 15 2010

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 2:49pm 2 Comments

My son's PIR is Jan 15, and I want to meet you there!

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At 11:46am on January 8, 2013, Tamme said…

I just sent you a friend request so we can keep in touch easier to meet in San Diego.  Has your son given you any rumors of date?  Our son is an EM and he was just transferred to the Stennis from the Reagan especially for this early deployment.  This is his first deployment. 



At 11:21pm on August 31, 2010, Kat Q said…
Hi again, I hit the add comment before I finished typing. My husband was born in San Sebastian one road over from where we live. No, I am sorry I don't speak Spanish (not from the lack of trying) just don't get it right. Yes, sometimes I go to Bayamon as my husband has a sister and several nieces and nephews as well. Really hope that we can get together some day. It would be so nice.
At 11:14pm on August 31, 2010, Kat Q said…
Hi Rosa Glad to hear that Earl was good to you. Yes my son is in BC now. His scheduled PIR is for 10/1.
At 12:16pm on August 31, 2010, Kat Q said…
Hi, so glad to hear from you. I was thinking of you yesterday while Hurricane Earl was swirling around but I had no phone, cable or internet yesterday so I couldn't get in touch with you. Had you in my prayers though. Hope all is okay.
Yes, sometimes I feel that living here is in never - never- land far away but I have a comfortable life here so really can't complain. I miss all my kids, and my grand kids but especially my SR. He is special in his own way. My first letter from him says that BC "f-- sucks" but that he will make it through. If all is okay, he will graduate 10/1. Says he has a few in his division that haven't learned how to listen yet - so time passes by slowly and they keep losing phone privileges - guess they will get it together sooner or later. lol Keep smiling - God Bless You and your family. Kathleen
At 9:33pm on August 18, 2010, Kat Q said…
Hi, Angie left me a post to contact you. My name is Kathleen and i live in San Sebastian, PR. My son left for BC Aug. 10, 2010. I am waiting for my "Kid in a Box" and form letter. Angie suggested me to contact you as I was feeling alone. I have no family here and my husband's family do not support my son's choice. I see that you live in Bayamon. I have a sister-in-law and her children that live there. Hope to hear from you.
At 1:43pm on May 21, 2010, jjh1029 said…
thanks....i just got my letter some kids still act like they are in preschool...ev one gets in trbl cause of a few thats upseting my dsaughter,,,but shes doing better day by to you soon...janet
At 9:37pm on April 15, 2010, becky m said…
YA your son is coming home!!!! Good for you.
At 7:09pm on April 7, 2010, becky m said…
My son was also in Mederian...seems like a lifetime ago. LOL It was just a year ago. He is an LS. I am glad you joined our Lemoore gruop. Jennifer in our group is a huge help if you have questions.
At 4:08pm on January 25, 2010, az sailor mom said…
my son is in bootcamp still, pir 12/26/10
At 12:22am on January 12, 2010, lemonelephant said…
Since you have changed your Username so that it does not include your last name, also do the following so that your webpage address does not include your name any more: Look in the upper left hand corner under your picture and information; it says Manage My Page or Photo. Click on My Page. The next screen says My Page Settings. Go down to the Address and in the box next to “”, make the change to motheralways or mother_always or random letters and numbers. Blessings to you and yours.

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