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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).  


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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My Daughter Left For Boot Camp 12-10-12 - Are There Any Other Moms Out There?

My daughter left this evening and now I am awaiting her arrival call.  I am so happy for her, proud of her, and scared for her.  She's a lil bit of a thing but I know she can do it.  I don't like waiting much so this will definitely be a learning experience for me.  Hopefully I will get the letter that gives me her mailing address and what ship and division she will be in by the end of the week.

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Hi, my daughter left from Dallas Tx on the 10th as well. We received the "box" yesterday, I also looked through everything in hopes of a note of some kind, but none. I think the hardest part Is when I think of something I want to tell her and go to text, and remember I have her phone. Waiting on the letter......

Well, hopefully you received or will receive your letter today cause I did...

Yes letter came yesterday. Ship 12, Div 085. Pir 2/1. Very excited to see here again, at least with a date doesn't seem so far away.

Yes my son left on 12-11, he  is on ship 3 division 092

Oh wow, you found out quick and that's great...  My daughter is ship 12 Div 090...

Debramod, how did you get his info so quick, I called the recruiter here and they still didn't have my daughters info?????

My son's recruiter called me and gave the information. She was surprised that he was assigned to a division already too!

Remember it is best to wait until you get the form letter before sending mail to your recruit, but it is still good to know where he is.

My son left on November 13th. He got a 15 second call to let me know he made it to Great Lakes Il

Oh wonderful, I am very glad that you received your call...  It certainly did my heart well when my daughter called...

Oh Joy, I received her letter today!!!  She is in SHIP 12 DIV 090...  Let the mailing of letters begin (LOL).  Now I will be searching to see if there is a group or forum that has started for her ship and division... 

Oh, and her PIR is 2-13-2013...


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