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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 - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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So now what?  Are they quarantined on base? Are they off?  What if all flights are cancelled and they can't get to their base? Whom do they contact for guidance?  Please advise asap.

Nervous mom and nervous Sailor Son in NY

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Hi my Son is on the Theodore Roosevelt . He is a Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer. I spoke to my son last night. He said they are not doing well on that ship. He just wants off that ship. Our children need help, there are 100 more sailors that are infected with this Virus and more to come. No one is helping them. I’m calling different ranks of the navy and I’m coming out empty.
Praying for your son and everyone on the Roosevelt.
My daughter is on that ship as well! She said she is in a gym. Got tested day before yesterday. Talked to her last night, no results yet.

If they are on leave or in transit, they have orders, and usually a hard paper copy in hand.  There's ALWAYS a phone number to the quarterdeck of their command.  They call and work with the command about returning.  That's the reason why when they request leave, they must provide an address or itinerary of where they will be and how to reach them in case of a recall.  

Most of the bases have restricted access, and are following DoD directives which are in line with CDC and local directives.  I am a retiree and went to the commissary on an AF base.  A lot of ID checking, no guests allowed on base, and I didn't see anyone out and about at all.  I don't think they have most bases locked down, non-essential stuff is closed.  

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