Please arrive at Recruit Training Command’s gate with enough time to process through all security check points before 8:45 a.m., the process time varies from graduation to graduation but is no shorter than 30 minutes.
RTC gates open to visitors and security screenings begin.
Ceremonial drill hall doors open to graduation guests.
All guests should be seated.
Arrival honors to reviewing officer.
Liberty Call, Recruits meet with guests on drill deck. Recruits and guests exit ceremonial drill hall to designated parking area.
7:00-9:00 p.m. or as dictated by Chain of Command
Departure from Recruit Training Command
Newly graduated Sailors who will attend advanced training (“A” school) in Great Lakes, Illinois will most likely transfer immediately after graduation. Those who will attend “A” school out of state may depart the following day after graduation. Please discuss liberty with your recruit during their phone calls home and be sure to ask when they are departing Recruit Training Command for their next assignment. Recruit Training Command Public Affairs does not have access to individual schedules. Only your recruit and his/her supervisor know their specific liberty schedule.
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