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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).  


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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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I saw a discussion thread like this on another group and thought I would borrow the idea so we can all share the funny things or touching things our SR's write home about in their letters.  So anyone that has already recieved letters from their SR's please share any funny comments that they are sending back home.  As soon as I get a letter, I'll post...

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Love it
My boyfriend said his underwear was grody and that there are a lot of drama at night lol....
Great, now I have it stuck in my head.  Gotta love the Sponge Bob song!

I love this link ... I have yet to receive a letter written from boot camp, but I have spoken with my son minimally twice (mostly security clearance stuff).  If it weren't for the letters he pre-wrote prior to leaving that he has delivered to me weekly, I think I would be most upset! LoL


I'm looking forward to a boot camp letter because no doubt he will have plenty to say! HA!


I'm happy for all of you and wish all of your SRs well :)

Hi Peggy,

If you go here, you should be able to read about how it all came about.  I'm very grateful and thankful every single day.  ~smile~

Thanks for responding.  Take care and hope you are well.

I read your journal entry . . . I can't even find the words. He is truly a blessing from God!!

My SR is my daughter . . . think she could marry your son????  LOL

I totally agree that was such a sweet thing to do.
Thank you so very much! :)

Thank you so much! I agree with you ... and I'm truly blessed to be his mom.


You made me laugh about marrying off your daughter.  hahahahaha Too cute!

Oh my god. This is the sweetest thing I've ever heard of! What a great SR. I was literally tearing up at work reading this haha!
Oops ... sorry about that. Well, not really.  haha  I'm glad you were moved. It's important to spread feel good stories like this. You are welcome to read it all.  Take care :)

My SR wrote he had a blueberry cookie it was the best thing he ever ate. 

Don't forget a period in the log book or you will have 3 RDC's in your face making sure you don't forget.


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