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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).  


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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Agree? Disagree? Agree to disagree? What is your experience?

"Think military service will slow down your kid’s career plans?"

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I know that the military has only fueled the fire that my oldest has and he is enrolled in a journeyman program for electricians and is to begin his BA degree soon in nuclear engineering (will take him 3-4 courses above what education he got in Military school)
I think the Navy provides an opportunity to mature and develop in ways that college doesn't. It provides life skills such as discipline and builds character and true confidence. In college if you don't like a class or your major you can drop it or switch it. In the Navy you commit yourself to something and you follow through. The Navy is the best of both worlds. It gives you the opportunity to get a college education and provides the skills you need to succeed in life.
NOT A hightens these kids as they are learning learning learning...AND it is not the college atmosphere that the majority of kids experience and ALOT go down the wrong path, don't do their studies, waste their parents money and party everyday.....okay, not that they don't party in the Navy, but when they are in Boot Camp, A school, C school, etc they are in a balanced enviroment...they have boundries....AND if one messes up, they could ALL have to pay....Okay not ALL pay attention to the rules, we have seen that, but the MAJORITY of them do....and find a path that truly enriches them and friendships that will last a lifetime.......and learn to forge their paths AND alot of times have a shipmate or two that will help them quide themselves as well.....
I think my son's Navy experiences will give him some of the qualities he'll need in any career: self discipline and self confidence. I don't know what my son will end up doing. He may stay in the Navy. He may get out after serving his time and use his GI bill benefits to get a degree. I know the Navy says service people can earn college credit, but I also know how hard it is to work full-time and take college classes at the same time. Whatever my son decides to do, I am 100% behind him. He's pursuing a tough course. I admire him extremely for that.


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