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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.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

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.

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Thursday 2:02 p.m Central time, my phone rang and I saw 847 area code, I knew who it was. I said, "Hello Hello, Brian" and  He answered, "Mom I am a Sailor" we both were so excited and yes I cried..we spoke for a few minutes and then he said, "Mom, we took pictures in my Blue Uniform", he told me "I put them in the mail to you" and he said "Mom, I picked the one I was smiling in because I remembered you always said, "Brian you have a a beautiful Smile!"...I cried again, he said, "Mom, don't cry, I did it, I made it"...

I said "you sure did, and I couldn't be more Proud!"..........

He sure does have a beautiful smile and I am one Proud Sailor Mom because I have one Honorable Sailor Son!

So Proud!

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Comment by JamesMom on April 7, 2012 at 11:55pm
Congratulations I am sure you couldn't be prouder. My son left for BC ion 4/3 and I hope it goes by quickly and tears came top me reading your son's good news. Tears come easily though. Lol. Good luck to your Sailor!
Comment by modaPIR5/11Ship12Div147 on April 8, 2012 at 4:28pm

I am so proud for you! Reading this made me cry just a little because I know how precious our sons and daughters are to us. I hope you have a wonder Easter!

Comment by Donna on April 8, 2012 at 7:35pm

Congats to you and your Sailor Brian.  I could feel the exictement and pride in your letter.  I see what you mean about your son's smile, it's a great one! 

Comment by ABF mom on April 9, 2012 at 3:29pm

Congratulations to you and your sailor. your post just made me cry and missed my son all the more. All the best.

Comment by Andysproudmom on April 10, 2012 at 1:27am

I just want to say Congratulations to both you and your sailor and yes he has a beautiful smile. Your post made me cry and also to know that while I will miss my son (who leaves for BC July 2) that at some point I will hopefully get a picture just like yours and see what a wonderful man my son has turned into. You must be very proud.

Comment by Guitar5150's Mom on April 14, 2012 at 10:25pm

Congratulations! We got the "I'm a sailor" call yesterday and today he was able to call and talk for an hour. It was great to hear he is doing well and is still glad he joined.

Comment by JamesMom on April 14, 2012 at 10:31pm

Congratulations!  I am sure all of you MOMS are proud.  I have a while to wait, but I am sure it will come. 

Comment by Blueshirtmom on April 20, 2012 at 12:32am

A little over a year ago I got that same phone call! Congrats and now you truly are a NAVY MOM!!!!!! Welcome!!!!

Comment by txnavymom (Ship07/Div164) on April 29, 2012 at 1:08pm

Congratulations! I cried just reading your post.  My son left for BC on April 3rd.  I'm sure I'll be crying alot when I get that call.

Comment by Emily MA PIR 5/11/12 on April 29, 2012 at 8:02pm

Congratulations, NAVY MOM! Hoping to get mine this week!


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