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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)

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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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Though you can click on everyone's profile to learn more about them, I thought I start a thread for people to introduce themselves to the forum community. :)

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Hi Helen
Boot camp is hard on everyone. It will be a relief to have it over. I'm here is you ever need someone to talk to.
Hi Hannah , Very well put , I can't wait until bootcamp is over , But its a website like this that will make it just abit easier. I'm so glad I found you all.
Hi Melissa
Welcome to the group
Hi Lisa
I think this website is a great idea. It is hard to have your son or daughter at boot camp and no one to ask questions. This is a great idea.
Hi Linda,
I haven't heard anything about the bonus's so it will remain to be seen I guess. Your boy is 6'4? wow! my son Cameron said there is only 1 hour PT a day? Hmmmm... he thought it would be more. He said too much of folding clothes. he graduate's on the 18th so I can't wait.
We are flying I did find some good fares and we are staying at the Navy lodge. On the navy website it said to take a limo its only 25-30 dollars, I guess taxis are sky high.
I'm having a hard time finding reasonable airfares , when I called the number in the brochure they said that is was about 489.00 per person from Boston, We may very well end up driving there , it is about 15 hrs but it maybe actually cheaper.
try thats where I got ours.
thanks I will
southwest is good to
Try doing priceline, I have found if I go on there I normally get good prices. I have been flying my daughter from Norfolk to Detroit frequently and I normally get round trip for about 200, I have even gotten tickets from Detroit to Phoenix on a regular basis for about 200 round trip. You normally have to be a few weeks 3 or 4 to get better prices. You can also negotiate a price on price line, that will let you fly cheeper than there price they tell you. For ex. If I get a round trip flight for 200 I always negotiate down 50 or so. You can usually get it, but when you negotiate, you don't get to pick they flight they tell you what time you fly on the days you request so you have to have more time open. Take a look at this I just did a price line and got one for as low as 225 round trip. Thursday to Sunday maybe this would help
my son also graduates on the 18th his ship 11 div 151


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