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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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**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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Scheduling info for PIR

Started this discussion. Last reply by Denise-- Seabee Mom Mar 20, 2012. 4 Replies

My son leaves for boot camp on May 2nd.  I'm a nurse and I'm already making my summer schedule.  How do you know when PIR will be?  I want to have ample time off and book a flight.  Is the ceremony…Continue


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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 8:16pm on August 18, 2013, ScarletteFromGuam said…
Hey wenlower!
You'll be glad to hear that tourism is the #1 industry here on Guam. There are so many things that are available to make your stay here super smooth. If you are not planning on staying on base when you come to visit, I recommend staying in a hotel in Tumon (90% of all hotels are in this place along a beach strip). You can find night stays for $80+, and you can ask for a military discount. If you don't carry a military ID you can have the reservation under his name and have him come check in with you. Note that Tumon is not near the base; its about 25 miles away (20-30 minute drive). The closest place to stay near the base that I can think of is right outside it's back gate, "Inn on the Bay" in Santa Rita. But... there's really not much to do in that area. Southern Guam is more rural than northern Guam.

As for transportation, there are shopping buses that travel in routine routes to each major shopping mall (some even to the weekend village flea market). There are two types of buses that are obviously for travelers - the trolleys with open air and rails, and big ole airconditioned ones that are extravagantly decorated for hot days. It's only $3 per way or like $20 for a whole day of rides and like I said, they operate in rounds so eventually the round will end up right back at your starting place. You can also rent a car online ahead of time. Hertz is the on-site rental place at the airport. Driving here is easy. 35mph highest speed limit, and you can get lost and just keep driving on the main road and you'll end right back where you started in a few hours. It's pretty much one big road here.

Also, when you go out dining or shopping, we have a couple local apps and websites that offer coupons and discounts such as, and companies' facebook pages. This is just a snapshot of a little bit of everything. I can get into detail of more you want to know specifically. It's no problem. Just let me know what else you would like info on if you find something interesting in your research.
At 10:37am on March 20, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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



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