GREAT LAKES, Ill. (Nov. 1, 2013) -- Royal Australian Navy Commodore Steve R. W. McDowell, Royal Australian Naval (RAN) Attache, speaks to recruits, staff and family members at the weekly Pass-in-Review (PIR) graduation in the USS Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall on board Recruit Training Command (RTC), the NavyÕs only boot camp, here Nov. 1 McDowell, visiting RTC for the first, toured the commandÕs training facilities, talked with staff members and recruits and was the reviewing officer at the PIR. More than 1,000 recruits officially became Sailors at the weekly graduation. RTC trains more than 40,000 Sailors annually. (Official U.S. Navy photo by Scott A. Thornbloom/Released)
Navy Recruit Graduation: Jan. 15, 2016
Welcome to Navy Live blog coverage of Recruit Training Command’s graduation, Pass-In Review. It is a formal military ceremony that honors a Sailor’s hard work and dedication to a new way of life. Pass-In-Review also ties together the future of the Navy with our long-held naval traditions and customs.
Read how Recruit Training Command transforms civilians into Sailors – 39,000 of them each year.
On Aug. 18, 2015, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the establishment of a Recruit Honor Graduate Ribbon for superior performance during the Navy’s basic military training, held at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois.
The live video from the Navy’s only boot camp at Great Lakes, Ill.is scheduled to begin 8:45 a.m. CDT Jan 15.
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