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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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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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Gunners mate A school

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant May 13, 2014. 3 Replies

Hi,  Just wondering if anyone has a recruit from Ship 09 Div 179  whos PIR is 05/23/14  & is staying at Great Lakes for Gunners Mate "A" School???Continue


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At 11:32am on May 13, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Make change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 11:31am on May 13, 2014, lemonelephant said…

You will also want to join GL A-school moms. You can also check out the Training Support Center (TSC) Great Lakes Facebook Page. The Rating Information Card for GM can be found at You will be able to enjoy extra time with your Sailor following PIR. (See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend.) Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 7:58pm on July 5, 2012, kat/tomahawker Chris'mom said…

Thanks for liking my photo.  It is still my favorite to this day. Since it doesn't really show their faces I've always thought it would make for a fabulous greeting card.

At 9:56am on May 17, 2012, said…
Good moring. No still working through changes. But don't give up on me. lol... Anyway I have two sites trying to delete one keep other. Ya it's diffrent but lets just support each other. I'm all alone now. Daughter my move 45 minutes me. I miss both. It's funny but after PIR and the navy mom help from all the post helped so much. So once I fix this the changes hopefully I can return to helpful advise .
At 10:22pm on May 16, 2012, said…
just trying to remove and change my settings. It's fighting me trying to change info. Nice to meet you! Were just new RIP moms and they need us to follow guide lines.
At 10:14pm on May 16, 2012, said…
Have a few more settings to remove.
At 10:12pm on May 16, 2012, said…
Yes that would be me trying to change setting
It's not easy and I'm trying very hard to please the request
At 5:10pm on April 10, 2012, Jangee said…

Hi proudmom! I saw the picture on the Recruit Training Command facebook page. My SR is in the 923 division and performed at Friday's graduation. He will also perform this Friday as well. There are many pictures of boot camp and I've been looking every Monday (that's when they post new photos) to try to get a glimpse.

At 10:28am on April 8, 2012, Kathy-Paige's mom said…

happy easter do you think the bunny will bring us a phone call today

At 10:27am on April 8, 2012, Kathy-Paige's mom said…

happy easter day, do you think the bunny will bring us a phone call??


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