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Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

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 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**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).  

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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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We seem to have many family and friends that want to go to my son's boot camp graduation in September. It looks like it may end up being Labor Day Weekend. Has anyone ever rented a house near the base? Thank you.

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Comment by Tamme on June 15, 2009 at 4:16pm
I really appreciate your comments. My son is going to have a real problem with only talking 5 minutes a day. He is a motor mouth and very active. I will talk with him though through camp and see how he feels about it. Right now, he'd be "the more the better," but it sounds like BC might change him. Thanks so much.
Comment by Anti M on June 16, 2009 at 12:02am
How are you going to get that many in to PIR when he's only authorized four seats?
Comment by Tamme on June 16, 2009 at 10:20am
Only four seats? Oh no. That just covers my husband and two other children. I never realized this. I have been to both Marine and Coast Guard boot camp graduations the past few years and there was no limit.
Comment by Tamme on June 16, 2009 at 11:21am
Thanks so much, Ana. This is a great link. I've got to figure out how to tell his Grandmother she will not be able to attend. My father was in the Navy in WWII. I am so glad I have the support of this website.
Comment by Anti M on June 16, 2009 at 12:55pm
People can go and wait on standby and they let them in at the last minute if there is room. If not, there is a waiting area where the family and new sailor can join them.

Also, you will need to know if he is grand and go... he may or may not have to leave soon after!
Comment by Anti M on June 16, 2009 at 12:56pm
Children under a certain age don't count towards seats .. 10? 12? younger?
Comment by Tamme on June 16, 2009 at 12:58pm
Thanks, Anti M. That's great advice. We live in Charleston, SC so I hate to have people travel and not get in. I wonder if other recruits are allowed to put people's names on their list of four if they know they are not going to be having four people attend? Wade is going to A-school right there at Great Lakes so from what I have read, I believe he will have to sign in at A-school before he can go with us.
Comment by Anti M on June 16, 2009 at 1:45pm
I've heard of other recruits putting on names, but do not have experience with it.


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