Everything You Need to Know

Your support and encouragement throughout basic training was an essential part of your recruit’s success, and reaching graduation. As you approach the end of basic training and begin to think about attending graduation, remember graduation is a big deal for your recruit. 

We encourage you to do everything you can to be there. Attending their graduation gives you the chance to feel the joy and pride of your recruit’s accomplishments with them. Plus, making plans to attend graduation and family weekend is a great way to pass the time throughout the final weeks of basic training! This is an exciting time, and it’s important to make sure you have the most accurate, up-to-date information on your recruit’s graduation since this event varies by branch and base. 

To make sure you have the most up-to-date information possible, find your recruit’s base below, and click on the link for a detailed overview of this monumental event.

Army Basic Training Graduation

Army basic training graduation varies by training and base, so be sure to read up on your recruit’s base to get prepared. Regardless of where you are traveling for graduation, this time holds many exciting events and traditions to look forward too.

Fort Jackson Graduation

Fort Leonard Wood Graduation

Fort Leonard Wood contains both One Station Unit Training (OSUT) and Basic Training. Each type of training will have a different graduation ceremony, so it’s important to make sure you have the right information.

Fort Moore Graduation

Fort Sill Graduation

Marine Corps Basic Training Graduation

Family day and Marine Corps basic training graduation take place on the last two days of recruit training. During this time you’ll get a chance to see your recruit for the first time during on-base liberty prior to the formal graduation ceremony. The feeling you get when you see your New Marine for the first time will be more than you could ever imagine.

MCRD Parris Island Graduation

MCRD San Diego Graduation

Navy Basic Training Graduation

The Navy basic training graduation graduation ceremony, also known as Pass-In-Review, is a formal ceremony honoring your recruit’s hard work and dedication to a new way of life. You can find the forms and information you need here to attend graduation and celebrate your recruit’s accomplishments.

RTC Great Lakes Graduation

Air Force Basic Training Graduation

Air Force basic training graduation is held at JBSA Lackland in the city of San Antonio. Graduation weekend holds an exciting schedule of events, from the Airman’s Run, to a liberty period and the graduation parade.

JBSA Lackland Graduation

Coast Guard Basic Training Graduation

Since the Coast Guard is the smallest branch of the military, Coast Guardsman pride themselves on fostering a close-knit community branch-wide and looking out for their own. Coast Guard boot camp graduation will be your first opportunity to experience what it means to be a part of this Semper Paratus community.

Cape May Graduation

Celebrating Basic Training Graduation

The feeling you will get when you see your graduate for the first time, will be more than you could ever imagine. It is truly a special day and time to enjoy and celebrate.

Happy travels, and congrats to you and your service member!

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