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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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Just got my letter from our SR made us so happy :)!  Heading to Great Lakes for the PIR in April and can't wait to see him.

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Nothing in the mail today. Hope for something this week.

Got a letter today!  I am happy because he doesn't sound down.  Altho, I am sad that he said he has not received any mail!!  I have mailed something everyday since I got is address.  This just makes me sad.


How frustrating...Surely by now he has.

Nothing in our mailbox today.  Maybe tomorrow. :(

Nothing in the mail here either.  Hopefully, tomorrow.

I guess it takes a while for their mail to catch up to them.  

Now I am totally confused.  According to two posts on the main board, our SR are just in their second week. 

Yesterday was 2-1.  When I count forward, they don't start their 7th week until the Tuesday before PIR and I thought they had 8 weeks of training.  What did they do for the first two weeks? 

Please tell me they aren't going to be postponed a week.  I don't think I could handle that.


Scratch that...just noticed those SR are 04-119.  Hopefully ours are farther along by a week.

I saw that too, but maybe the letter was written Sunday, which would mean that LAST Tuesday was 2-1, so this Tuesday just past was 3-1. I'm pretty sure we're somewhere in week 3.

I'm with you....they must be in week 3 or they won't finish by 4/13.

Well Ladies, Check your mailboxes!!!!!!!!!! I have received my letter......................  :)

My son said boot camp was not to bad, they as of March 04,2012 haven't been able to receive any letters but did say that they would be on Monday 05,2012. Which they will all be overwelmed with all that has been building up I'm sure. He sounded good, even made a little joke that he is one of the section leaders (meaning all my SH** is ALWAYS folded correctly) so that was a little nudge at me......... LOL

 Good luck all hope to hear good news from everyone..........

I can't wait to see if we got a letter.  This is the one night I have to work late and won't get home until about 7:00.  I'm afraid to even ask my husband if a letter came because I won't be able to focus!

We've got mail and I'm sitting at the dentist. GRRRR. He actually wrote his poor pitiful mother and I can't get home to read it.

Well, we got a short note.  I guess everything is good.  He did say the food sucks. HaHa

alas - no letters or phone calls here yet *sigh*  i am sure he is fine, but it sure would be nice to hear :-)


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