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For those family and friends unable to attend RTC graduation, it will be streamed live over the internet at 0845 (CST) on the day of graduation. Please follow the link below and join us in honoring the service of these young men and women.
Click here for live video of PIR
Pass in Review Graduation Schedule - Navy Boot Camp Graduation Schedule
Liberty Rules @ Navy Graduation - Granted Liberty to Go Off Base
Where is Recruit Training Command Located? - Location of Navy Boot Camp
Directions to Navy Boot Camp - Naval Station (NAVSTA)
Security protocols in order to ensure the safety and security of our Sailors, recruits, and visitors - Pass In Review Security for Navy Graduation
What is the Proper Attire to Wear to PIR? - What to Wear to Graduation
PIR Glasses & Contact Lenses - Can my Sailor Wear Their own Glasses or Contacts for Graduation?
Military & Veteran Guests Attending PIR - Military Attending Pass in Review
Tickets and guest policy - Tickets and Guest policies for PIR
Items not allowed in the drill hall - Not allowed
Greeting Your Sailor at the Airport Gate - USO Location's @ the Airport
Metra Stop @ Great Lakes, IL - Public Transportation @ Navy Graduation
How to Order a DVD of Your Sailor's PIR - Navy Graduation Video
Click here for the form to order division T-Shirts - Division Tee-Shirts
After PIR Comes "A" School - General information about Navy "A" School
PIR and Liberty - General Liberty Policies after PIR
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NAVY LODGE - Great Lakes - information
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BTW- the rumor (from pretty reliable sources) is that PIR ceremonies are postponed for the next year.....
Effective immediately, the U.S. Navy is suspending all Recruit Training Command (RTC), in Great Lakes, IL, and Officer Training Command (OTC), in Newport RI, formal, large-scale graduation ceremonies until further notice as part of its proactive approach to protect our mission and limit the potential spread of COVID 19.
Recruits, Officer Candidates and students will continue to graduate, but the transition from Recruit or Officer Candidate to Sailor will be marked by small, internal events which cannot be live-streamed.
You're welcome, Edward. Couldn't agree with you more!! It has been several years now, however it was a day full of pride and happiness. Safe travels to all. ~ Pat
Hope the PIR experience was everything we told you it would be! Enjoy the time together !
Congratulations, Edward, and to the Sailor, too!!! Trusting your family will enjoy some time this weekend. Best wishes to all. ~ Pat Doherty
Barring technical issues we also provide that video live on the main page of this site.......just an option
If you are attending this Thursday's recruit graduation ceremony, you must pick up your tickets in advance at the Recruit Family Welcome Center at Burkey Mall, 2630 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60088.
Due to federal holiday on Friday, ticket pickup hours have been adjusted for the Thursday graduation: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday; and 5:30 a.m.-8 a.m. Thursday. If you are picking up your tickets on Thursday, please allow yourself ample time to pick up tickets and arrive to the ceremony prior to 8:45 a.m.
Each guest must pick up their ticket individually and they must have an ID; parents may pick up their minor children's' tickets under the age of 18 with their proper form of identification. There are no tickets available for extra guests or guests whose names are not on the access list.
*PLEASE NOTE* If you are returning to RTC later in the day to pick up your recruit, everyone in the vehicle must still have a ticket in order to drive onto the base or else you will be instructed to turn around.
Friends and Family of RTC,
Recently RTC changed security protocols in order to ensure the safety and security of our Sailors, recruits, and visitors. In doing so we have implemented a new security form for use in screening all guests who will be attending the ceremony.
To help eliminate any questions about filling out the form and where to return the form, we first encourage everyone to visit our website and review the graduation page or look for answers on our FAQ pages. It is important to remember that these forms MUST be filled out and returned to your recruit in the time indicated on the form and on our website. Again, these forms need to be returned to YOUR RECRUIT. Do not return these forms to Public Affairs, Events, Security, Admin, or any other department at RTC.
The mailing address for your recruit will be delivered to you by your recruit in the initial correspondence you receive from them after they arrive at RTC.
Please remember, it is the recruit’s responsibility to send this initial correspondence to whomever they choose and it is the recruit’s responsibility to keep their families informed on their progress as well as choosing who they want to attend their graduation ceremony. Again, please send your security form to your recruit.
RTC Public Affairs
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