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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.


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Annual DEP Family Potluck

Event Details

Annual DEP Family Potluck

Time: November 14, 2009 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Naval Reserve Center
Street: 3655 S. Wilmot Rd. (South of Golf Links)
City/Town: Tucson, Arizona 85730
Website or Map:…
Phone: 520-444-5238
Event Type: nrd-phx, tucson, zone, dep, potluck
Organized By: Navy Recruiting District - Phoenix, Tucson Zone, CPO Scott Reszka
Latest Activity: Nov 13, 2009

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Event Description

Potluck for all DEPPERS and their families and Navy Moms! Guest speaker is Rodney Glassman, Tucson City Counsel Member and Air Force Reservist. All are welcome!

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Comment by Melissa (Tucson) on November 13, 2009 at 10:14pm
Ladies, those of you attending tomorrow's DEP Families and Navy Moms Potluck here in Tucson: I drove out to the Reserve Center, south on Wilmot, south of Golf Links and about 100 feet from the Wilmot gate going into DM, turn LEFT! Light brown angular building with light trim. As you enter the parking lot, you'll notice the Navy anchors!! GO NAVY! We will be inside, don't let the 'cool' weather keep you away. Start at 1pm - 4pm and ALL ARE WELCOME!! Bring a dish according to your name (see event) or bring what you can, just bring something and come! Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!
Comment by Melissa (Tucson) on November 11, 2009 at 3:25pm
Rhoda: I hope you can talk your Sailor into attending along with his wife and new baby!!
Comment by Sue-Pillowcase lady on November 11, 2009 at 12:29am
Sorry, I am in a craft fair that day.
Julie (Cory's mom) Comment by Julie (Cory's mom) on November 10, 2009 at 9:44pm
Mel: Gosh, thanks for the offer....but, Cory is arriving in Phoenix Friday (the night before!) so I'll be heading home shortly after the picnic to spend some time with my sailor. I'll see you Saturday!!!
Comment by Melissa (Tucson) on November 10, 2009 at 5:45pm
I haven't been getting any of these posts! hmm, can't figure it out!
Comment by Melissa (Tucson) on November 10, 2009 at 5:43pm
Hi Ladies! I did confirm with Scott that the Reserve Center is NOT on base. We did order a HUGE sheet cake with the Navy emblem. I suggest you "out of towners" bring something really easy to transport, like bread/rolls/etc. All of you are more than welcome to stay overnight at my house, plus we could get some more visiting time in after the potluck. Or even if you just want to gather for a couple hours, anything will work for me! Gabrielle Giffords will also be a guest speaker.
Julie (Cory's mom) Comment by Julie (Cory's mom) on November 5, 2009 at 10:05pm
You Bet, Staci......I was already counting you!!!!
Rhoda-TJ's Mom Comment by Rhoda-TJ's Mom on November 5, 2009 at 2:05am
Hi Melissa and my other Tucson NFM friends!
Yes, I plan on coming to the Family Potluck. I hope that my Sailor will be there too. He's going to be home for two weeks starting the 13th.
If I'm lucky my daughter Sylvia, and TJ's GF and new baby will attend also!
Comment by Joyce Tucson Mom on November 4, 2009 at 10:06pm
Got my schedule and I work until 1 pm . . . I'll be a bit late, but SHOULD be there - LOL:)!
Mary Comment by Mary on November 4, 2009 at 9:15pm
I so wish I could be there but Rick has a work banquet that day.

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