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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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We received our form letter Thursday and was very excited to get it.  Saying a prayer and keeping my fingers crossed for the March 30th graduation.

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Have you all received a BattleStations date for this division?  If so, can you friend request/private message it to me?  I have received one but want to get confirmation that it is correct.  I'm keeping a schedule of the dates.  Thanks!

Hi diannep,  now I'm  not so sure with the recent announcement made by RTC. Looks like we may have to wait until the next batch of letters come our way. Thanks!

For those of you that have SR's going to Pensacola for A school, let me know. There is a facebook group that you can be added to that was created by alimsz. I think it would be great to stay connected after graduation. It is made for our PIR group and includes all divisions.  Only 10 more days!!!

Hi Cathie, can you also send me the link please? Last I heard, they leave for Pensacola the morning after graduation. Is that true?


My son is going to pensacola and i would like to be added to that group

My son is going to Pensacola for A school I would like to be added to the list I am on FB Stephanie Hollaway

Hello Ladies - OMG we are getting close holly cow can wait to see my SR.  Well I worked on the ribbons last night and this morning before work woot just about done my goal is to have them finished tonight so I can stop by the post office after work tomorrow YEAH me.  I hope you ladies like them my 13 grandson (who lives with us) said Nana those look really good do I get to wear one lol.  I told him NO just kidding...  Im getting so excited for next week.  Received a letter today Brandon is doing good they have been enjoying the weather here in Chicagoland today was 85 very unusual, however the winter has been very mild.  Talk to you guys later.  Hugs Tora

Thanks so much Tora for doing this, can't wait to see them.

You are so welcome, they did not take much time at all.  Can't wait to meet all of you wonderful ladies.  Hugs Tora...

Hi Tora, is it too late to order for some ribbons? They're 3 of us going to my son's (SR NATANAUAN), proud dad & proud grandpa :) Could also let me know how much?

Thanks a bunch,


Hi Hazel it is absoulely not to late and there is NO cost as it is the least I can do for our division.  I sent you a friend request if you could just reply back to me with your SR last name and the address you would like this mail to I will get them done tomorrow after work and will mail them out.  OMG we are getting so close to the big day we get to hug our SR's.  See you soon.  Hugs Tora

Hi Tora, just sent you a message. Thank you for being a blessing to all of us. I'm already excited!! See you! xoxoxo


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