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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 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

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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 Jaime!  I was feeling pretty good when I got up this morning, but as the day goes on things are getting more difficult.  Hoping every day is not like this!  I stopped by the recruiter's office on my lunch hour and they don't have my son's address yet : (

@ tusol95 ....yes thats my dau recruiter...who was yours?  start those letters you'll get yours info soon hang in there...praying you get it quick!


@kimcon55 - awe im sorry to hear that....hang in there u too will get that info shortly....did you request it by email?

i know i had to send them my email and so did tusol95... I promise it will get better...i know its hard right now...once you get there will get easier,,,,you will start getting busy planning for PIR,,,, praying for u





Thank you Jaime!!!  I went into the recruiters office on my lunch hour.  It isn't too far from where we live.  He took my phone number and said he would check again before he goes home.

Im glad to hear that....start those ...My husband thinks im going crazy,,,,I have written 3 letters and my dau just left yesterday......i just requested you as a friend i hope u dont mind...never know maybe our kids will be in the same ship/div  :)



tusol95 u have his cell # ......Thats how I was able to get a hold of him earlier sent him a text...he may be out of the office ,,,, did u try calling Chief he may be able to check for you also?



German sent me the info via are right... definitely possible that not everyones info is available....hang in there...its coming..

I was checking around for airfare...sadly southwest fare went up today ....but im sure it will go down again...I was guesstimating  PIR date of 4/22 ... will see what happends...

Praying you get your info before day is over..... Ill be around ,,,being here on this site really helps the sadness....(sigh)



woo hoo way to go......

I was just told that when the division number is in the 900s it means its a performing division.....???? for a new mom like me...what the heck does that mean?????

can anyone help me out with that....



that means that the rcts in that division can plan an instrument, sing or know how to march while carrying a flag. They also work in the background at PIR's
Thank you JessicaB ....thats awesome..... :)
These recruits must pass the same physical requirements. They must also audition for the job. These guys are excellent and serious musicians. I had inquired about this for a family friend.

Thank you BunkerQUEENBee ...... I was very curious on exactly what that meant being in a 900s Div.

My Dau was a gymnast for the last 10years. she is 19yrs old ...i know she is not playing any musical instruments cause she cant and she cant sing either lol.... Would you happen to have any other info

what else this Div do?

Thank you so much ...




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