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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

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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.

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At 2:20am on October 24, 2011, HvnlySno (S11, DIV 276) said…
Hey there!  Yep he graduated and is about a month away from finishing A School.  Then we are meeting for vacation!!  And he's off again!  How is everything in your world?
At 11:25pm on August 12, 2011, HvnlySno (S11, DIV 276) said…

Great pictures!!  Look at those proud Sailors!!  Has your Sailor gone off to A school?  I'm sure he has!  How are you?


I got a card with a letter inside and he sent letter's to each of my kids! 

At 10:26pm on August 9, 2011, HvnlySno (S11, DIV 276) said…
I'm glad to hear it was a great experience for you!  I wish I could go!  But, flying from Alaska for only a day just isn't practical.  We are going to go on a "big" trip when he's all done with training.  I wonder if I could visit him in A school...I have a high school friend that lives in TX...not sure how close to San Antonio she is...but it would be worth a thought!
At 2:23am on August 6, 2011, HvnlySno (S11, DIV 276) said…
Letter #2 today!!  I was giddy like a school girl!  LOL!  I know you are having the time of your life right now!  Savor the moment!
At 4:27am on August 5, 2011, HvnlySno (S11, DIV 276) said…
It's friday!!!!  I'm jumping up and down for you!!  Have fun, fun, fun!!
At 12:11am on August 5, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…

Tomorrow is the day!! Letssss GO!

At 1:43am on August 4, 2011, HvnlySno (S11, DIV 276) said…
It's getting to be almost friday...!
At 5:58pm on August 3, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
He is offically a Sailor, such a Proud Girlfriend I am ;)
At 10:22pm on August 1, 2011, HvnlySno (S11, DIV 276) said…
Ohhh ok!  LOL! I thought you had said last friday was graduation!  He's so sweet...he stayed up to write to me when he had to get up at 4:30 am!  He is so good to me!  I hope your week goes quickly so you can see your sweetie! 
At 12:03am on July 31, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…

 5 More Days,, 5 More days.. What a joyful day it'll be.. I cannot wait..

At 8:13pm on July 30, 2011, HvnlySno (S11, DIV 276) said…
I got a letter yesterday!  I hope graduation day was wonderful for you yesterday!!  Just wanted to the letter came...he wrote it two weeks ago so they must have held them a week.  Postmarked the 25th!  I sent out 18 to him!  He will be so surprised & know he's loved!
At 3:35pm on July 28, 2011, HvnlySno (S11, DIV 276) said…
Tomorrow is the big day for you & your Sailor!  We can say it now right?  I'm so happy for you!  I know it is going to be an awsome day for you both!

Still no letter...maybe when I get off work ;). Anyway, enjoy your day & your sweetie!
At 10:25pm on July 26, 2011, HvnlySno (S11, DIV 276) said…
They are saying it's "hell" week possibly on our PIR site.  That's different from Battlestations isn't it?  That's great that you got a letter!  I did not today.  I hear there are 2 div that are sick so maybe that's why there is no letter.  Oh, well, maybe tomorrow!
At 8:58pm on July 26, 2011, HvnlySno (S11, DIV 276) said…
Woo Hoo!  Congrats on making it through!  Are you attending graduation?  I was looking for the list that says what your SR is doing this week...I can't remember where I found it.  Do you happen to know?  Heading home to check the mail...keep your fingers crossed!!
At 8:19pm on July 26, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…

Miss you so Much!

At 5:32pm on July 26, 2011, HvnlySno (S11, DIV 276) said…
Nope!  I had my BFF Facebook his brother, they all grew up together.  He said NO ONE has heard from him!  Maybe he figures he's grown & doesn't need to send his stuff tohis Mom.  He'd been married...but I don't know.  I know he didn't want his ex contacting him, so maybe he was thinking she'd try to get info out of them.  Anyhow...I keep praying & having faith in him!  Down to a week for your SR??  How goes it?
At 5:53pm on July 23, 2011, HvnlySno (S11, DIV 276) said…
Thanks I apprieciate that! I figure that since he's an "old" man maybe he took the time to sleep or help out one of the younger guys...that's his way...always helping. Makin' me stronger right! The wait! Patience is a virtue after all! Glad to hear they might have time on Sunday. I'm headed back to my house with my little girl...we are moving into my parents place to house sit for the winter...packing...not fun. But I will crank up the tunes!
At 5:14pm on July 23, 2011, HvnlySno (S11, DIV 276) said…

They must not have much time to write.  So three sounds great!  And only two weeks to go until you get to communicate more!  WooHoo!  The mailman has come and letter today for me.  I was really hoping...all week I've been waiting thinking that I'd get one.  So, I'm very sad needless to say. 

At 4:09pm on July 23, 2011, HvnlySno (S11, DIV 276) said…
I hope so today! Are you enjoying your saturday? I see your SR is getting closer to graduation!! I love that photo captioned "LOVE"! What a wonderful picture! Keep the faith girl! You have helped me already more than you know!
At 11:56pm on July 22, 2011, HvnlySno (S11, DIV 276) said…
Thanks!  No letter today.  Someone said it takes 4-5 days for them to get letters in Saturday may be the day!!

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