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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.
**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). Still limited to 2 guests maximum.
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.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED
MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED.
NO MASK, NO ENTRY
**UPDATE - 2020**
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
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 isno 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.
Mother of a Navy sailor. My son just graduated from boot camp on October 7, 2011. He is now in A School for Air Traffic Controller in Pensacola, Florida.
Update: My son just graduated from AC (Air Traffic Control) school on February 28, 2012. Now he is off to NAS JRB Ft. Worth, TX.
I am a mother of 5 kids, Mike age 25, Alex age 24, Kristine age 24, Samantha age 23, and Nick (my sailor) is just turning 22. I am a registered nurse and work for a medical computer company. I'm a very proud mom and here to support my son.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
they are taking good care of my son!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
Hello wmiranda - my son graduated on 1/30 and he is now stationed in Lemoore, CA. Right now he does not have a roommate and loves his training as a Air Traffic Controller. He has civilians working on the base with him too and since he doesnt have a car, one of the civilians has been taking him off base on the weekends to do some site seeing. He has joined a softball and basketball team on base too - so he is keeping busy - he is planning on coming home for a long weekend (we have a wedding) in July and then hopefully he can come home for Christmas, if not we are going to go out there. How is your son doing?
Hey there - I think they must be - my son is also in Phase 2 (classes are at night right now- doing the simulation runs!! ) This is our 1st thanksgiving away from each other and it is killing me - I know he is doing great and loves what he is doing, but I miss him - we only got to see him for 13 hours after graduation - and even though i talk to him everyday and can skype him it is not the same. He has duty in the morning on Thanksgiving and then he said a bunch of them or hanging around and having dinner on base later but its not the same, I know I have to get use to it but it is hard!! Thanks for listening - Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
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