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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still required



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Son goes to bootcamp on Feb 16th, anyone else this date?

Would very much like to talk to you!  My son went to MEPS in St. Louis yesterday and already feel like my heart is gonna break! 

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Hi Kim,

My son called from O'Hare last night around 6:00, then from Boot Camp around 8:30pm.

Maybe our sons met at the airport.  He said some of the guys were getting food there.

I had to close his bedroom door.  It's too hard to look at his things.

I miss him so much.  Worse than when he went to college!

I have no idea how this site works yet.  Keep getting lots of email???

We live in Michigan.  Our son called but only talked for a couple minutes, almost like they told him what to say.  It was weird, but great to know that he got there safely!



@ tusol95 ..Hello how was your day....I dont know if you have the above link already... keep checking they should post the PIR date soon.... glad you got your card out...I sent mine out too!


@ Beth -- Hi Beth are you.....hoping this gets easier for you as the days go bye....just think ...closer to PIR :) ....



I feel for you, its the hardest thing I have ever had to do was watch him walk away and get on shuttle. I got his call at 10 pm Tuesday night to say he was there and that he loved me gotta go no conversation.......and now it will be weeks before I hear from him....pretty much been a basket case since he left, yesterday was ok only broke down twice and came to work today. This site is helpful and its great talking to others that are feeling the same as you, because if you haven't gone through it they have no idea.....would love to hear more about your son....please feel free to write.
No not yet. I hope to find out tomorrow.
Still can't get in touch with the recruiter.... I have letters stacking up.
Ship 09 div 129 grad date 4/15/2011
My son also left for boot camp on 2/16 and I haven't heard from him since. There was a call made to my phone but when I answered no one was there. I tried calling the number back and it gave a terrible noise like a fax machine number makes when you try to call it. I'm very worried that I haven't heard from him. Any suggestions?
@tusol95-thank you for the information. I'm going crazy not knowing if he even made it there. Long nights with no sleep. I will try to contact his recruiter Monday. Thanks again and I will join pir 4/15/11 group too.
Hi.  My son also left for bootcamp on the 16th of February.  We live in Michigan.  Waiting to find out where I can send my son's letters.  This waiting is killing me.
Valiegirl,    Contact your son's recruiter on Tuesday morning - they should be able to give you his address.  Tomorrow is a national holiday, so the office will probably be closed that day.  Good luck! 


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