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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).  


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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First, I would like to say "hello" to my newfound family! My sailor has been gone for 3 weeks, and I think I may have cried at least 1 1/2 weeks out of that time. I know it sounds pitiful; but this is the first time that I have been away from her! I cant call, text or get to her like usual!! Please tell me how u moms get through these times? I know to think about the positive and fun times, I do and that's what gets me...missing her smile and laugh!!! Help me..Lost mom!!

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Hi Jenn -

Yeah, how cool that your daughter was also a 900er! Greg is in Pensacola. Yeah, I think Navy life is just going to be all around demanding?? Is this her first time away from home?

The 100th was awesome (though I have nothing else to compare it too). It was outside...I think it was near 3000-4000 people there. My son said they were expecting 7000, but it didn't look like it. Nearly 800 graduates plus the families and all the vips...maybe -

where you from?

This site is awesome but crazy overload of info. I can't rememer how or who I meet...what group I searched and where I saw what!!?? LOL

I pasted a video from last weeks PIR...

Blessings, Laura

make sure you look for that 3 week phone call the area code will be (847)  and will probably come on a Thursday of the 3rd week!
You are not alone!   My daughter left on 6/29 and I too have felt lost without her.  We both need to tell ourselves our daughters are doing what they set out to do and we prepared them the best we could for that.  We need to stay busy so if we can help each other get through this difficult time I am all for it.  Take care        
I sent you a message as we live close maybe we could get together sometime!
I would like that.  Maybe we could meet for lunch sometime.  I am off on Tues and Wed
Ok I can come to you! Call or text my cell to let me know what works best....916-747-0764
What's hayleys job? britt goes to fl after bootcamp too. You & I maybe come travel buddies I always get companion flights! ;) & my hubby won't go like I will!
It's been so much harder than I ever though possible because just as it's gets better I get a set back but than better again
Emotional roller coaster for sure!
I miss my britty

I miss Hayley so much too!  Our house is so quiet.   After this then she goes to Florida.  I just hope our girls are not grad n' go.   We are making plans to go to the just hope we have more that a couple of hours together.  Are you going to graduation?  



I just found out that my daughter is grad and go; does that mean that she does not get to spend the day with us? Or will she be leaving out Monday to go to A-school in Pensacola? I dont think that I'm gonna be ready for that one, for her to leave soo soon!!


My son leaves tomorrow morning and we too have never been apart.  I miss him already and feel like saying, "dont go" !  He was suffering from fear and sadness a few days ago but I thought it was funny how the closer it got the better he felt.  I can hardly hold back the tears.  I want to write a nice letter to hand him when I drop him off in the morning but I just cant find the words.  I want to say something that will make it easier on him and let him know how proud I am but I am stuck in sadness and I know that is not what I want send him off with.  


I'm glad I'm not alone feeling like I lost my daughter....but I'm finally at a point that I can talk about my daughter & not cry


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