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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 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.


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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 married with one son 18 years old.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
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At 2:24pm on January 27, 2011, Serendipity(Teri),ship13 div 328 said…
Louann I just read your news about yours husband today.  I pray that all goes well with him, and I pray that God keeps you and your family strong.  I pray that you all have great doctors and an even better support system. 
At 1:35pm on November 23, 2010, Serendipity(Teri),ship13 div 328 said…
Thanks for the prayer's. How is your son, and where is he in A school? Did you all get to spend time with him the weekend of PIR? I received Ariel's pictures, dvd and Keel. At least she get's to have keepsakes from bootcamp with her division. Hopefully we'll hear good news soon. She only has to complete the final run and BS, and then she'll move across the street for A School. What's your son's name? It's so funny to hear her talk about the other sailors, because they only use their last names. She said her name was called so much during bootcamp It felt odd when she didn't hear it called:). I don't know the policy for giving addresses on this website, but if you go to FB my page is Teri Harper from Pearland, Texas.
At 10:45am on September 29, 2010, Serendipity(Teri),ship13 div 328 said…
We are planning on travelling to the graduation also. Stay strong and let's keep sending up our Prayer petitions on behalf of our sailor recruits so they are able to graduate with their group.
At 10:01am on September 29, 2010, Serendipity(Teri),ship13 div 328 said…
Good morning Louann, I received a call from my daughter who reports she did not pass the final run of the pfa, and she is scheduled to run again today. If she passes the run today she will go to BS also on Thursday also. Did your son say if you all could visit him if he gets to go to BS Thursday and pass? What are your plans for travel? I'm confused. I've made travel arrangements for my family of four to fly to Chicago from Houston. I'm still praying and believing our sailor recruits will still graduate on 10/01/10 as planned. I remember reading this happened to another mom on this site.
At 2:02am on September 9, 2010, pastorMom said…
Hi Louann,
This is so hard, graduation cannot come quickly enough for me. I am supposed to stay at the Ramada, but I tried to check on my reservation tonight and it said I had the wrong confirmation number, so I will try again tomorrow. Now my son will probably be grad and go-oh well, we'll just have to wait. Talk to you soon. Sandy
At 2:43pm on September 4, 2010, pastorMom said…
My name is Sandy. I am from Pendleton, Oregon. I am married, my recruit son is 19, and I have 3 more teenagers at home. Look forward to meeting you. I am trying to come in on Wed. since I usually end up with a delay somewhere when I travel and there is no room for delays if I wait 'til Thursday. Thankfully my folks gave me some money to go to grad!
At 1:29am on August 31, 2010, pastorMom said…
My son is ship 13, Div. 328.
At 10:23am on July 9, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
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