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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.

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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 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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Kenny's Mom
  • Female
  • Stafford, VA
  • United States

Kenny's Mom's Friends

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  • Hollywould - Pensacola
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  • KellynKaty(corps-Mom)
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  • Gwen
  • Toni-Sailor Mom (Ship09 Div131)
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  • DorriO
  • maisy321
  • 325 vickie ship 9 div 228
  • gaylemm

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Kenny's Mom! (SHIP 9 DIV 131) PIR 4/15/11

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At 4:35pm on April 8, 2011, DorriO said…

Hi Kenny's mom (what is your first name?)

Nice to meet you!  I can't WAIT to hear from our Sailors!  When do you get to Great Lakes?  Are you going to the Meet & Greet at the Ramada?  Where is your guy going to A school.  Ours is going to Corrie Station to be a CTR -- pPnsacola, FL -- a lot warmer than Great Lakes!  Hope to meet you next week!  (-: Dorri

At 2:34pm on March 2, 2011, Hollywould - Pensacola said…
Thanks for the kind words. It's confirmed his PIR is 4/15.  You can just go to one of the car rental places online and reserve the car. For instance, I tend to use Alamo.    I reserved the car for the time I need it. The only thing I'm trying to figure out is if I need to get insurance or if my insurance covers that rental car.
At 12:56pm on February 25, 2011, Toni-Sailor Mom (Ship09 Div131) said…

I don't think I have figured out this site yet.  I commented somewhere else.  lol

I am doing ok until I think about it!!  I haven't received "the box" yet but look forward to it everyday!!  I hope it comes today. My son is 19, how about yours?

At 12:43pm on February 25, 2011, Toni-Sailor Mom (Ship09 Div131) said…
Hi Kenny's mom, I am ok until I start thinking about it.  I received the form letter but have not received "the box" yet.  I hope that it is any day now.
At 4:36pm on February 22, 2011, Kenny's Mom said…
Hello, has a group for SHIP 9 DIV 131 been started yet???? I finally got my "Form Letter" It is official my son graduates on 4/15.... I am so happy and proud.
At 10:34am on February 22, 2011, Gwen said…
Thanks Kenny's Mom, Lets just hope that our dogs keep eating and drinking, then we will know that they will be fine.
At 6:49am on February 22, 2011, Kenny's Mom said…
I hope I get my form letter today...I finally got my kid in a box..:-) I can't wait to hear from my son...I miss him so much :-)
At 1:21pm on February 21, 2011, Jaimers said…

Hello Kenny'sMom,


Thank you for the friend invite....When did your son leave...and what is his rate?

My dau left AZ on 2/16 and she will be doing A School in San Antonio at Lackland

her rate is a MAA(Master at Arms)... I am also waiting for that form letter and "the Box"

I cant wait to be able to confirm the PIR date,,,everything at this point is a guesstimate.

Hope your day is well. Talk to you soon



At 5:22pm on June 7, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community.
Also, check out this OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

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