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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).  


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.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Aahh that elusive heart. It is the basis of the whole project. And what better symbol than a heart to show our love for our sailors.
So, I have been trying to incorporate heart fabric in every pillowcase. I've even sewn some heart fabric to the inside band like a label and wrote "navy mom love".
Then Barbara offered to embroider some hearts for me and they are beautiful! I didn't use them all for the Crommelin and tried to use them for only the ones that I made. Could you post that close up picture of your heart?

Tina found me that wonderful heart with the needle and thread. I have started to use it as my logo. I have 2 different people working on that heart.
1. as an iron on transfer. I haven't heard how that worked out.
2. a male crew member is checking with one of his friends to get them embroidered. That sounds pricey, but I will wait to hear from him.

Many of you drew a heart. I've done that too. So bottom line is I'd love for every pillowcase from HAE to have a heart. Embroidered, transferred, drawn, printed in the fabric-doesn't matter, I just would like every pc to have a heart on it.

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I just looked in my dictonary (old fashioned kind ahah) and it is spelled: heroes. then you are right about the possessive Dori.

I like #2 with the heart alittle higher. So please just fix the apostprohe and I think we are good. Could you make a new discussion and put the label there?

And remember, if we are mailing to Molly's group, we use both labels. But if we are mailing to a group on our own, just HAE.

Like to Lyn. I will be mailing to a small Army group and the Coast Guard group next week, so will just use HAE.

Dori, thank you for all of your hard work!
Sue, I also looked this morning in the old fashioned kind. Still do love books!

I couldn't figure out why I put the apostrophe in the wrong place. Then I realized when I went to change Military's, I just wiped out Military, not paying attention to the word as a whole.
going to work on an iron on transfer.
Thank you to Dori for working so hard on the new heart today. I believe that Marty helped too and I just directed. haha.

I really like it and now we don't have to worry about copyright laws.


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