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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

...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. 

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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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I was blessed to receive a phone call from my daughter today.  It was such a wonderful call not only to hear her voice, but to get tid bits about what she is doing in BC with training and her leadership role. (today marks her 3rd week in BC).  It was a great phone call ~ I'm still on Cloud 9!!  One thing that stood out in our conversation, besides how happy, upbeat and positive she was, that she said several times that "we are One Ship ~ One Team".  I was so proud to hear her say those words, even though she had just told me that as a leader in her division she "took one for the team" last night!!  If there's one thing I could ask each Mom, Wife, Fiance', GF, whoever, to keep encouraging your SRs, lift them up, let them know that they are not in this alone, send those positive vibes. Although are SRs went to GL as individuals, they are now being trained to work together, not to each his own.  Let's keep reminding our SRs that they are "One Ship ~ One Team" and we are One Navy Family ~ all in this journey together!! 

My wishes for everyone to receive happy letters/calls soon ~ it sure does feel good!! 

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Comment by Zane's very proud mom on April 4, 2012 at 10:26pm

What time of day did the call come in?  Waiting for my son's first call!

Comment by Michelle on April 4, 2012 at 10:34pm
9ish ~ What ship/division is your son in? Hang in there ~ it will be priceless when you do get the call!!
Comment by sailorwifenmom on April 5, 2012 at 12:52am


That is so great that you got to talk to her, and what she said is so true!  I've been part of the Navy family in one way or another for a long time now, and I know that this is a VERY important lesson for them to learn.  There's an expression that says "Ship, Shipmate, Self".  If they don't take care of their ship, then they are sunk - literally.  They have to take care of their Shipmates, because they are all one team, and they all have their own responsibilities to keep that ship going, and you're only as strong as your weakest link.  THEN comes self...

It sounds like  your daughter is doing an excellent job at learning this lesson - I bet she does great as she gets through the rest of boot camp and heads out "to the fleet"  :-)

Comment by Michelle on April 5, 2012 at 7:51am

Thanks Sailorwifemom!!  I can't be proud of her ~ She has had the right attitude since day one ~ from the moment she told us she wanted to join the Navy to her call yesterday!! 

Comment by Rainy365 on April 5, 2012 at 1:21pm

Michelle, I am so excited i just dont know what to do. I got a letter from my girl! It was dated 3/23 but i dont even care about that. I was so worried about her, but she is doing good.  She told me she is the AROC and i guess your daughter is 1st in charge, so my muffin is 2nd. Our girls must be together on the "One Ship - One Team". She said she does cadences when they march, what is that? Guess that something like the leader, idk. But that was exactly what I needed to hear. That made my dad! breathing a sigh

Comment by Michelle on April 5, 2012 at 3:26pm

Yeah ~ that is so great to hear ~ glad you got a letter!!  Yes, she is 1st in charge ~ I'm very proud of her leadership role ~ as I'm sure you are of your daughter!!  I hope that the entire Division gets the "One Ship ~ One Team" motto SOONER than later ~ I didn't like hearing that she was on the brunt of the receiving end, but I know that's part of team building and was glad to know her shipmates finally step up and joined her.  The Cadence is a chant that the division repeats, from the person calling the Cadence while they are marching or running in rhythm.  Kinda like this ~ I googled one for you -  "HEEEY NAVY! WORLDS FINEST NAVY! GET IN YOUR SHIPS AND COME WITH US WE ARE THE US NAVY!   Enjoy your day & keep sending positives thoughts to your daughter ~ I truly believe encouraging and positives words will be nothing but a positive outcome in the end!! Take Care!!


Comment by Mom2131Ship11/Div156 on April 5, 2012 at 4:57pm

@mlewis, excited for you. I too can't wait for that 1st phone call. Someone else asked which division and ship your daughter was in and woas wondering if you would mind telling us here so we can sort of have a reference point in MAYBE when the call will come. I know with the navy, nothing is guaranteed and everything is subject to change but was just sort of asking for a "possible" time frame. Thanks and again, so happy you got to talk to your SR.

Comment by Michelle on April 5, 2012 at 6:27pm

@Mom2131 ~ Sure she is in 12/148.  Just keep in mind that our SR was calling because she needed questions answered for her security clearance ~ so I'm thinking pure luck ~ But I'll take it!!  Hope you hear something soon!!



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