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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. 

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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.

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Hi Navy Moms and loved ones.  I am new on here.  My recruit has been gone just 6 days.  Emotions are crazy right now.  I have already received his box which was seemed quick.  What should my expectations be now?  

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Hang in there and stay strong. For my SR who left 04/02, form letter and first letter came around day 14 and first call was the Saturday before Easter. Received two other calls since. Hoping you hear from your recruit soon.

Thank you so much.  It would be so amazing to hear from him tonight or tomorrow for Mother's Day, but I get it if that is not possible.  I know our time will come soon with some form of information.  Happy Mother's Day to you. 

Well since it has been 6 days, he/she would have had their his first PFA which happens on the 5th business day of arrival. if passed then 9-14 business days you should receive the form letter. This form Letter will have his/her Address and PIR Date (graduation) so You can begin to write letters now. Come join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) I help out on there and there is so much info it will make you spin. LOL! But in a good way! I will leave the site See Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) and Fitness Improvement Training (FIT).  This will give you insight on the form letter and what it takes to pass the PFA. Then other things will follow. If you have any Questions or Concerns please reach out. And you will be fine, just pack patience because it will get rough on the Emotions, but we haven't lost a Navy Mom Yet and we will not start with you.

Thanks so much for the info.  I will be sure to check out those sites.  And I will continue to speed walk to the mailbox each day.  

When you receive your form letters pleas ebe sure and join your PIR group too. There will be information in those groups that you may  not find anywhere else. There will also be updates from others with recruits in the same division.


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