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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)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

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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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Haven't Heard From My Daughter Yet - is that a good sign?

My daughter arrived at Boot Camp on May 14th - we received the 30 second call, her box of clothes and stuff and the letter stating her anticipated graduation date.  Is it unusual not to have received a second call or letters by now?  We are writing every day but I have to say I'm sad and super anxious to hear from her and that she is doing fine and progressing as planned.

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"No news is good news!" See Arrival and What Happens at the RTC to let you know what is happening and what to expect. I invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) while you are there.

If PIR is 07/11/2014, join PIR 07/11/2014 TG 35 to connect with others training with your SR. If it is another date, there is a link in the info I previously left on your My Page.

Check your My Page.

Thanks so much for the reassurance and resources...I'll definitely check these areas of the site!

You are very welcome.

She would have had holiday routine for the first time on Sunday and mail would have gone out today since yesterday was a federal holiday. Look for your first "real" letter from her this week. See Letter Writing & Fun Stuff/Questionnaires to send to your Recruit. There is no set number of phone calls. Those are up to the RDC. See Phone Cards and Phone Calls.

Check your My Page.

I understand your feelings. My son left May 14th also. I rec'd the 30 sec call and his box, but I have yet to rec'v the form letter, phone call or personal letters. So I have not been able to send him any letters or make plans for PIR. I hope we both here something soon. Is your daughter's PIR 7/11/14?

I called my daughter's recruiter after about a week and no contact from him regarding her mailing address.  He did have it and was able to tell me what ship she was on.  We've been sending letters daily even though we haven't received any additional call or letter from her yet. Sounds to me like no news is good news from the response above.

PIR is scheduled for 7/11/14 and we've made our airline reservations but purchased the insurance in case something changes.  Hope you hear soon and take care.

Finally got the form letter today. I feel better now that I can send him letters and make plans for PIR. Now I can look forward to a phone call. ❤️⚓️

Yay!!! What division? Join PIR 07/11/2014 TG 35.

Glad to hear it...I keep holding on to the statements about " no news is good news" and am waiting as patiently as possible for the phone call.

Good luck to you!


Divisions 217 and 218 are Push Divisions and some in those divisions filled the divisions on the 19th, which is why there was a delay in receiving the form letter. Your Recruit had extra P-days. See Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and What does ??? mean? (A Guide to Navy Abbreviations and Terminology). The "I'm a Sailor!" calls will come only a day or so before PIR for those divisions. See Battle Stations-21 (BST).

Thanks so much this was helpful in better understanding the process.

You are very welcome.


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