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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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At 11:57pm on April 19, 2015, lemonelephant said…

It's not a good idea to post a pic of your Sailor every time you post. See change 4 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link).

Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP code to one that is not easily associated with your Sailor.

Since you have a Sailor, you should change "In the NROTC program" above to "Enlisted" because NROTC refers to the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, a college scholarship program. I suspect you entered that when you had a recruit and thought that it referred to the RTC. You can make that change when you change the ZIP Code.

At 11:54pm on April 19, 2015, lemonelephant said…

You may also want to join CARRIER Families!. This fB page may be of interest as well, The home port will shift to San Diego at the end of the current deployment and you will want to join San Diego Moms or Sailors in San Diego, San Diego Moms/SOs, Lemoore NAS California Moms, and/or Sailors Stationed in California at that timeif your Sailor is staying with the TR.

If your Sailor changes to the GW instead, join USS George Washington Sailors, CARRIER Families!, Duty Station NAS Oceana, VA Beach VA, and/or Norfolk Sailors - Family & Friends.

At 7:16pm on February 21, 2012, VictoriaSF said…

Thank you Paula! My son will be - operation specialist, so he will stay in great lake for A school. I just rcvd fed-ex box with his belongings - oh, god - i miss him so much!. all the best. Victoria

At 5:52pm on February 15, 2012, VictoriaSF said…

Thank you for support! i am happy to find this site! Where is your son stationed now?

At 9:31am on January 28, 2011, sherrys said…
Welcome - hope to see you at Graduation. Coming soon :-)
At 6:01pm on January 27, 2011, BunkerQB said…
I still have some old Man U pencils. We have given away the shirts. We lost the beanie. :(  They don't dominate like they used to. We bought a 47" HDTV last year - the broadcast is wonderful. Not as spectacular as American football and baseball but great nonetheless.
At 3:11pm on January 27, 2011, BunkerQB said…

If you could start a little log on your airport/airline research (Airport initials - you know what I mean - I am brain dead this morn - travel time to Great Lakes ) - particularly as to getting to PIR - I would love to add that to our PIR TIPS discussion - I also keep tidbits in a file for when a new member need the info. As for "limey" group - none so far but aren't most people in US have some English, Irish or German blood?  Except the ones from the Far East, Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle Asian, Central & South America.

Looking forward to meeting you. My younger son, my husband and I are English soccer fans. Will that do?

At 3:05pm on January 27, 2011, BunkerQB said…
I sent a message to one of my friends (we haven't spoken in awhile) - she is from Oakley - will get the two of your together when she checks in. Be sure to click on the East Bay Directory under discussions on the San Fran group - I have compiled a list of "East Bay members" - we doing the next meet and greet in Livermore (680/580 corridor) - sort our "East Bay" meet and greet but feel free to send a message to those closer to you and invite them for an informal coffee or ?  You can do that by either sending them a "Friend" request (click on the link to their profile page and click "Add as friend" or you can post a comment on their page which you can do whether you are friends or not (unless that person has her profile page set to private - in which case only friends will be able to view it - mine is private - I am not interested in having my page view by the entire world. I saw your comment on flying Soutwest - good job!
At 3:43am on January 27, 2011, BunkerQB said…


Here is the link to our group. San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families Please invite your husband's mom, dad and other relatives to join our great too and of course, they are welcome to come to our meet and greets. I am BunkerQueenBee - one of the admins of the group.


At 11:34pm on January 26, 2011, sherrys (Alumni-Ship 02 Div 911) said…
Hey usapaula!  Welcome aboard and thanks for the friend request!  ;o) Love your photos! 

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