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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).  


RTC Graduation

**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 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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April 15th
HI ladies.. My daughter's box arrived was bittersweet for sure! but at least this whole "boot camp" process is starting to move now! next I am looking foward to the form letter..then finally her letter!
it's great to have all of you to relate..unless you are navy mom and missing your child will not understand! thanks!
Seems a lot of you have received your boxes or form letters. I talked to my sons Recruiter, so I got his mailing address, but have not received anything else. I thought maybe he sent it to his dad instead of me,but his dad hasn't received anything yet either.  His Recruiter said, he didn't have a PIR date for him just yet, either.  Hope we get something soon.
I also barely got her address from her recruiter this afternoon after reading that some of you called your child's recruiter..Hang in there!
My brother left on the 16 too. this is a new experience for my family. I am worried a bit but my husband who is also in the navy just keeps telling me he will be fine.
Hi irisnicole..i know the can't help but wonder what our loved one is are going through! They don't call it Boot Camp for nothing! however my daughter's friend just graduatd from Greal Lakes last Friday..he actually said BC was was just hard to be cut off from everyone! but before you know it they are back in communication asap..his Facebook was updated..the minute he got his iphone or laptop back!
Hi everyone.. i got the letter today with a small note ..yay! Looks like grad is april 15th! I can hardly wait! Rosemary


     We are the 15th also so we will be in that proud crowd with thing ya know we will be packing our camera's and flying out.....


Hi Carol, Well now I guess next step is for us to buy those airline tickets! Better yet.. I am now waiting for a "REAL" letter from her AND her phone call! I carry my cell with me EVERYWHERE! When my daughter's friend was in the BC (he just graduated last week) he would call her like at random times Well we will see.

Have a great day! 

We made our hotel reservation and bought our airline tickets already.....

Hi Teresa, it made my day today..I also  got my airline ticket today too! haven't done the hotel reservation yet.. will do asap. Something to look forward to..flying out and seeing our new Sailors!

I am so looking forward to his graduating....I can't wait to get my hear his voice is what I am really waiting on.. I hope a phone call is in the very very near this week. 

It's been 14 days since I spoke to him.....):


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