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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.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

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My son left for bootcamp on Wednesday and I've been crying off and on ever since.  I feel so lost not beling able to call him, FB him or contact hm in any way.  I never thought it would be this difficult.  I'm really struggling. I'm not worried about his safety, just feel so disconnected, like he's gone forever.  He is my firstborn too, maybe that's it?   I don't know, but he reached this milestone that I feel like I wasn't prepared for.  Anyone else feel like that?

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My son's PIR date is also June 1st (Ship 7, Div 170) Soon will be buying my plane tickets also. Such an an exciting time! I can't wait!!!!!

Highdesertmom  here is the link to your PIR group

Can you answer a stupid question? What is a depper?

Not Stupid...a depper is Delayed Entry Program...someone who is waiting to leave for boot camp (DEPer)

i don't know if this is where i should share but heart is broken...i missed my first call today...i had left my cell at home and had something to do after son was able to talk to my mom but i just can't stop crying because i missed the call...he left a message on my cell thru voice mail and he sounded so sad because he could not talk to me...i can't even begin to tell you how i feels like i've been waiting a life time for that i feel like i let him mom says there's a reason why i missed it but i just can't imagine what that reason could heart hurts!! sorry to hear that...write him and let him know how proud you are and how sorry you missed the call...but now you have the voice mail to hear him over and over...when is his grad date? There is a PIR group for you to join with lots of info and are not alone. They can share phone call and letter info with you and perhaps let you know when to expect calls

my son's date is 06-01-12 and thank you!

his pir date is 6/1/12 if you could give me that link i would greatly appreciate it so much! and thank you!

I know how you feel.  I've had a few missed calls.  Each time he sounded like he was trying not to cry.  It made me so sad, too.  I finally mailed him a letter and on the outside of it I put "Do not open unless Mom doesn't answer the phone."  Inside the envelope I wrote him a letter that said how sorry I was I missed his call and that it didn't mean I didn't love him or wasn't thinking about him but that was just how things happened sometimes.  I reminded him that before technology, people went for months or years before getting news of family and that we should keep that in mind and be grateful we do have technology.  I reminded him in the letter also, that no one loved him more than his mother and for him to hold that in his heart.  I felt better sending that letter to him.  He hasn't opened it yet, I've been lucky recently and have gotten all his calls.  Hang in there momma.  Does anyone beside me ever think of that song "Somewhere out there" from the movie "An American Tail"?  I do sometimes, and I go outside and look at the moon and know he is out there looking at the stars and moon also.  Sometimes good days, sometimes bad.  But always proud.

Becky...what a beautiful idea!! Please pass that on whenever you get the chance

I feel for you, I actually missed everycall my son made to me untill the final call 2 days before graduation, and I was on the road driving there. It was hard on me and I was so sad, but it is all in the past and he can talk with me all the time now and it is awesome! hang in there!!


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