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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 - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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well it has been over 2 and a half years since Bugs graduated BC. And the see ya laters never get any easier. He was just home on leave and he had to have his dog put to sleep while he is here. 2 months prior to that we had to bury his horse, he now has no animals left here at home. My heart broke for him this last couple of months has been pretty trying for him as far as his faith goes. But he is keeping his chin up and looking towards the heavens. But every time he has to go back to his duty station my heart seems to ache a bit more. This last time was especially hard for me. Could have been because he had to put his dog down not sure. But I do know the see ya's never get any easier. Does anyone else ever feel this way?

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My daughter has only been in the Navy since March.  We saw her at PIR and then flew out to Pensacola, FL to visit her in A School. I know exactly what you mean about the "See you Laters"  They are extremely hard. I think it actually gets harder!


my son has been in the navy for 4 years and hasn't been home for the last two.  he is coming home next month!!!  the "see you later" was getting a little easier.  when he leaves this time, it will feel like the first time.  it helps me to know he is happy!!   there is skyping, which isn't quite the same, but helps a    good luck to both of your sailors and thank them for their service!


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