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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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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 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.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**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 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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It's surreal how quickly the time has gone. It seems like just yesterday I wrote the first blog post, and now we're down to single digits.

In 6 days Josh will leave the house, travel to Boise, check into a hotel and get on a plane the next day to start perhaps the biggest adventure of his life.  I'm thankful that we will be able to spend the evening with him (that he wants us to!), hang out and enjoy a few last moments before he departs.

It will be so strange not having him at home!  When I walk by this room, I won't have to think: "good grief I wish he'd clean that up!". Instead it will be an empty room (clean, but empty). It will be much quieter without him there, and I'll miss the sound of his voice, his fun stories, and just having him there to hug (I'll miss those giraffe neck hugs!).

He has grown into such a wonderful young man, and has been a true joy to raise and have around. I'll miss his willingness to help me out and his technology skills!

I know this will be hard on his brothers as well. Even though he's the middle brother, he has a lot of leadership qualities and both his brothers look up to him.  He's the peace-maker, the tough-guy with a soft heart and the steady calm of the group.

We all wish him the best, and will miss him like crazy.  It's so hard to encourage him to go, when in so many ways I want him to stay.  I know this is a fantastic choice, a great opportunity and the best thing he could do for himself; but I'm his Mom, and it's hard to let go.

So, spread your wings, Josh. Fly and explore, but don't forget me and the rest of your family that's been there for you, supported you, and want the best for you. Oh, and send some tickets to great places, would ya? :)

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