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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).  


RTC Graduation

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

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


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Loading… would be great to keep in touch with PIR 30'ers with Sailors reporting to Florida for A school...

the follwing link will hook us up to more P-Cola sure to click join to view posts (thanks lady h & eyeronics)

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ewwww, done that travel through the same storm stuf coming home from fla one year... with my gram (in her 80's), four kids and a yorkie... i'm a brave one! (or again, just plain crazy) safe travels my friend!

Thank you, I think for this I would travel through any kind of weather!! lol

My daughter is going to Pensacola. She will be AO. 

I hope they are not grad n go!

ditto! we will soon find out... praying we can all be at peace at whatever the outcome and make the best of out time together : )

I will spend as much time at the airport as I can to be with him before he goes to Pensacola. I dont think I will be going there.

My son wrote and said flying out Saturady and leaving early in the morning for the airport, he didnt give me the important news though, like which airport. But at least he said Saturday, and that he will get to spend the day with us after PIR, and doesnt need to be back untill 10:00pm. so I am excited. now I am hopeing I can get a gate pass on saturday at the airport, but first I need to find out which airport, if anyone else hears more info let me know!

omama- i have an inquiry into RTC via email to check it out : ) will get back to you all.

silly mz, i should've known RTC could not provide airport info... just had hoped to narrow it down... oh, well, we will "hurry up and wait" i guess!

 I love that you use the phrase " hurry up and Waiy" that is the on my son uses to describe boot camp!:)

That is the phrase my hubby uses for the NAVY system, also. :}

Well we have waited this long what is a few more hours?

soooo excited to keep in touch with you all after PIR...

well, we've got our fbk site ready to go-

1) search for: Pensacola A School (PIR/DOR March 30th)

2) send request to be added

3) ...and voila! we'll all be on the SAME page!  : )


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