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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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**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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Started Aug 8, 2021 0 Replies

Hi there having issues downloading access forms for graduation would some one be able to please email me the forms much appreciated


Started this discussion. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) Jul 22, 2021. 1 Reply

Hi there new to group. Son just left for GL boot camp ughhhhh. Do you all know if they get another call home during bootcamp. We missed his arrival call. Also can he read and receive our sandboxx…Continue


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At 9:22pm on August 20, 2021, Sandy said…
What is this? And who is this?
At 7:28pm on July 25, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Sandy, I am not a member of the PIR Reference Information group - that one is not as active as the BC Mom Group - I will try to post some information there. The fact that PIR is opening back up is new to many of the members who are still around and had sailors graduate that were not able to go to PIR. My son graduated PIR 4 years ago. When my son graduated PIR, he flew out on the first flight practically at O'Hare airport. We really don't know what a PIR weekend is going to look like for those sailors flying out to their A schools until we have information back from parents like you. If you are on FB - you might want to post a question there - (20+) Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes | Facebook

And like I said, keep checking the BC Mom group page as that is the most active group with regards to BC. 

At 8:35am on July 25, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Good Morning Sandy, I saw you had posted a chat in the main room chat, that is also an area that gets very little attention here on the N4M site as not everyone notices is or sees it. I see you joined the BC Moms group. Please click on that group to the left and go to the group page. Once there, scroll down past all of the information, past the discussions, and then you will come to a Comment Wall area like this one. That is where we carry on our daily chatter, post questions, our concerns and more of the members are likely to see your messages and reply to them. 

As for a phone call - Not all phone calls are guaranteed, many things can prevent them but generally you will receive a call mid way through BC and then one after they have completed Battle Stations. 

As for letters - you should receive a Form Letter with information regarding PIR (they are opening it back up and we have that information being posted in our comment area on BC Mom). This form letter will arrive anywhere from 2 - 4 weeks after they left for BC depending on if they had to quarantine or not. Once you have the letter with his mailing address then you may send letters via USPS or Sandboxx. Anything mailed prior is likely to just be set aside and not delivered to them. They are allowed to write on Sunday afternoon and then mailed on Mon. They should receive their mail M-Sat once they have trained one of the recruits from their division to be the Mail Petty Officer. 

At 6:33pm on July 20, 2021, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome to!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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