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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


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**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still required


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My son left for boot camp on 2/7...anyone else on here with same departure date?

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I'll be looking for that letter. It is interesting how we all get things at different times, some people don't seem to have got their boxes yet, and we got ours on day 2...guess we should get used to this:) Thanks again for all the info.
Neaveh81 - The letter is not in the box.  Mine came four days after the box but it could take longer depending on where you live.
Check into Amtrak it is alot cheeper than flying.
Monica..thanks for the suggestion. i didn't think of that!
Yeah!! Glad you got your letter!!! It's so exciting to get some information isn't it?
We are on the same ship.  I got the letter and my son in also ship 11 div 120.  I think ProudMomma is also ship 11 but a different div.  So good to get some info and those few handwritten lines.
Mysailorson~Is he graduating on 4/1 also? I was checking out flights. They are very expensive :( I wish I know whether or no he is grad & go or is gonna have liberty. it would make this so much easier to plan things :(

Mysailorson,  my son is ship 4 division 806. I'm glad you got your letter!! Yeah!!!!

So have u seen any others with sailors in ship 4/ div 806? so far I've just seen the two of us

For your convenience - here is a list of groups formed already associated with the PIR dates. You can find more lists under FORUM: How To Do Stuff on N4M.

VERY HELPFUL, THANKS. I'm such a newbie to takes me forever to navigate around this site...good thing I'm not the sailor in the family:)

Don't sweat it. It took me awhile too, even though I am very computer savvy!  This site is not the easiest to learn. That was one of the reasons I compiled the lists. The are a number of topics under the HOW TO DO STUFF ON N4M that will help you learn to navigate this site. Start with this BLOG.

then proceed to these topics:

some of the discussion I posted last year but almost all of the info is still applicable.

Good luck to your son/daughter. Please thank him/her for us.


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