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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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Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

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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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For those that wish to participte in Holiday care pakages.

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Carol and I have been chatting... she would still like to host the pkg party the Date we have talked about is Nov 12th... I am still trying to get a head count for how many items to buy...We have to have addresses to mail the pkg. Keep in mind the items will be sent in a flat rate box... more to come later!

i'd like to help with this, and get one sent to my daughter, but i can't travel to texas, lol.  if you'll send me the information i'll send a check to help with the cost.



We have a plan... we'll mail the items to CarolP and $$ to help with postage and the name/address of sailors that need one... those of us that can will gather and pack the boxes on Nov 12th, they will go to the mail Nov. 14th...  We are hoping to do about 30 boxes so please be on the look out for sailors in need... extras that we may have, we will contact "adopt a Sailor" and send them to those sailors. Thanks for all your help on this project!!
I ordered... whoopie cushions, hackie sacks and wooden peg games today!!
I am hoping to find a deal on Nerf footballs. And candy.
a couple ideas!  oriental trade co., star track (but you have to order $50)  and there are lots of bulk candy places on line...

Hey Ladies, I have posted some info about the pack n send party on my FB page.  I also put a link for ideas that Sailors love to have in their care packages. I have ordered more than enough boxes for our Sailors, whether they are overseas or not. 

Send me a message if you aren't on my FB and let's get this ball rolling!!!


Yea!!!! the stuff I ordered arrived!!
What did you order??? The iPhone I ordered didn't come in, darn it...
whoopie cushions, hackie sacs and the little wooden peg games

Hey Ladies,


It's that time!!!  I know everyone is busy with their families and just general day to day living.  I need to have a firm answer from everyone that will be at my house on November 12th for the care package party...  I think this a great way for us to get together and for a good cause!!!  





Navy Moms, It's time to seriously commit to these care packages. It takes everyone doing their parts, whether from far away to right here. I know everyone is busy these days; however, I need to know who is able to come to my house on Nov. 12th to help put these packages together. I cannot do this by myself. I need everyones help to make this a success. Let me know what your contribution is by MONDAY!!! Thanks Ladies...


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