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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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I'm looking for others who have sailors in Pre-Dive now in Great Lakes. My sailor PIRd on 9/1.  Does anyone know what is going on with them now?  My sailor is not passing on much information!  Thanks…

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 10:41am 1 Comment

I'm looking for others who have sailors in Pre-Dive now in Great Lakes. My sailor PIRd on 9/1.  Does anyone know what is going on with them now?  My sailor is not passing on much information!  Thanks


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At 9:44pm on September 16, 2011, txmom said…
Hi Liz, my son is in pre-dive and PIRd on 9/1.  I spoke to him on the phone last nite.  He said they are having workouts in the morning, then they eat, then they have about 6 hours of classroom.  As of last night 5 people had dropped and he said they tell them the goal of how many they want to drop each day.  Today they wanted 2 to drop.  Hope that helps.
At 10:53am on August 31, 2011, Cranny(Ship04 Div819 PIR 09/01) said… son is in 819 with your son. My son is also going for diver. Your son has been a blessing to my family....he has helped us by allowing my son's sister to be able to be at graduation. Oh..I hope I have the right momma! If your son's initials are N.D. I have the right one. I would love to speak with you before grad. My cell number is 931-996-3322. I know you are busy, but if you get a chance...please give me a call. Oh real name is grandchildren call me Cranny. LOL
At 9:56am on July 21, 2011, Pat said…

You will want to look for a group that will form for his PIR date.

The Indiana group can be found on my page in the same spot as the 'Boot Camp' group that shows just to the left of this post on your page.  Look for the Indiana state flag.

Or you can scroll to the top of this page...just under the N4M banner...there is a group of tabs...over to the right is one called on that one...then in the 'search' blank type Indiana...then look for the state flag.

At 11:39am on July 12, 2011, Pat said…

Welcome aboard!  Come join us on the Indiana page on this website...You may also want to look into the DEPPER's and Boot Camp groups.


At 10:20am on July 12, 2011, 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 Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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