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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 son is in this DIV. And we would love to reach out to other moms in his same DIV! I have learned so much from all of the info. shared so thank you all so much!

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Div.323 ship USS John F. Kennedy anyones son bunking in the same ship room? I do miss him.
Hey ladies, My husband is in 09/324! I have been on the RTC facebook page looking for someone with loved ones in his division and here you are! :] We need to start playing the Monday and Tuesday games so we can see our SR's! I try every time but no luck so far! Have any of you heard from them? I received 2 letters last week and a phone call, but he said that the division was not working well together as a team. :[ SO lets tell them to start getting it together so they can earn those phone calls home!!
OHHHHH no my son is in this div. I have only recieved 1 letter and it just said there was some trouble makers in this div. He said they would be gone soon. I didnt get a phone call :( I forget about the monday and tuesday games I will try to remember them next week.
My husband said the same thing about trouble makers, and he hoped they would leave or shape up because they are getting everyone else beat. I only got a call because my husband's recruiter didnt put our sons birth certificate in his file and so they needed me to fax it over, non the less i was so happy to hear that voice! Im hoping they started working together so they can send mail our more regularly and earn some phone calls! Yes definitely start playing the games, I would love to see our boys!!!
I got a letter 2day that he started on the 16th and he wrote a little everyday and sent it on sunday. He said he got promoted and got a job as weapons petty officer. I am 1 proud mom.
yay for letters!!!!  And congrats to you and your son!! Thats so awesome! Any news on how the division is doing, or what they are up to?

He said that the first week was tough but it is better now. People dont listen very well.

He hasnt said much about what they r doing. I hope u get a letter soon. :)

I got my 2nd letter from my son yesterday! He sounds excellent! He himself is doing amazing but some others not so well and have suffered the consequences for mouthing off! Hope they can "lock it down" as my husband says and not pull the entire DIV down with them:-)
Great to "talk" with other mom's from 09/324!!!!
I got a phone call and it only lasted 4 mins and all we did was cry happy tears and he said that the pics are like 300 dollars that he wasnt ordering them and I said yes u r i will put money in ur account to buy them and he said ok. I am sooooooooooooo excited.
Yesterday I got 7 letters and then a 45 minute phone call! It was a great day! My SR sounded so good, he said that the division went from 94 to 82 and since then they have been working better together, but there is still some people who cant get it together. So frustrating! He also said that they all have to go to reclassifications on Tuesday.
I wanted to give everyone a heads-up who ordered ribbons from me to wear to PIR. I am almost finished with all the ribbons for this PIR group that have been paid for and I am shipping them tomorrow and Tuesday. Please let me know what you think of them when they arrive and thanks for allowing me to make them for you. Let me know if you have any questions at all. I hope you all have a great week and get a really good letter and awesome phone call. :-)
Hi- yes I ordered ribbons but still need to pay you! Should I send a check? I do not have your email any longer....sorry..... so could you email me with your address and I'll mail the check today?! thanks:-)


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