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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 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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Son Arrive at BC 3/29. Got the BOX and Address 3/31!!!

He was taken to MEPS on 3/28. Got to Bootcamp on 3/29. Got the box and his address on 3/31! I thought it would be much longer! A lot of mixed emotions going on! Is it ok to put his Division and Ship here?

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Hi my son leaves today at 3 pm any advice? Thanks Judi Jones
yes you can put his ship and divison on here. eventually you will see your sons ship and divison and you can join that group and talk with other moms that have a son or daughter in the same divison. my son graduates april 30 and i cannot wait to see him, it has been a very long 8 weeks. navy for moms is the best i have talked to many moms dealing with the exact same feelings i have and now that you will have. best advice i can give you is stay strong for your son he needs all the support from home that he can get. and since you have his address WRITE HIM EVERYDAY i mean everyday. they look forward to mail and it is what keeps them going it keeps them strong so write even when your not getting letters keep on and always build him up in your letters always be positive and keep telling him how very proud you are of him. he will need it and appreciate it more than you'll ever know. and when you can be sure and tell him that we all are very proud of him he is doing a great thing for each and every one of us.

Did you get a letter or info from recruiter? My daughter address doesn't say ship number just says USS Triton Div 191 graduation 5/20.

USS Triton is Ship 12.

Thank you!!

BTW, did you notice that the discussion above is nearly 6 years old?

My nephew is Ship 12 too. Is this a co-ed group?

There can be up to 16 Divisions in a Ship. Some co-ed, some not.


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