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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 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.


RTC Graduation

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


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My Son goes to GL Boot camp on 7/9 feeling nervous/anxious

My 19 year old son is leaving for GL bootcamp on 7/9 ...Im excited and worried... cant stop crying... I had him at 24 and we have never really been apart. He goes to Nuke school in South Carolina right after .... anyone else have kids going to bootcamp same date? any advice to calm my nerves...Ugggh bittersweet all of this :(

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I left info on your My Page, including groups to get connected with others with loved ones shipping the same time.

Thank You so much :)

You are very welcome.

My son leaves for BY the 9th also. He's 21. and very excited

My son also leaves on the 9th, he is 19.  Ive been a single parent since he was just 4 yrs old and the thought of him leaving has me on a emotional roller coaster.  I know what he is doing is awesome and I am so proud of him, but my heart still hurts.  

Our Son is headed there for the same date, our last of 10 children. Hard to let this one go but VERY proud! Terry

Terry, Check your My Page.

BTW, you don't have to sign each post.

My 19 year old son left on June 16th. All I can say is the time has gone by so fast that you will be seeing him before you know it. They are so busy they don't have much time to miss us so my advise is to do the same yourself.  You will feel relief of that anxiety once he leaves.  Too much of a count down before that. Try to ignore the count down for one day and enjoy the 4th.  

My daughter graduates BC July 25th she is 25 but we are very close! I've written to her and others not getting mail everyday which has kept me busy. The time has gone very fast! I also have asked to join. Navy for Zmoms Facebook and have found great friendships that way! Take deep breaths and talk yourself through it.
Not z in it sorry

My son is also leaving 7/9. He is going conventional ET. My husband was a nuke ET. We dated while he was in Power school. He serviced his four years and got out.

my3bratkids, I left info for you on your My Page.


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