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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.


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.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Son leaving for BOOTCAMP 4-7-11...anyone else with the same start date?

My son is headed for Great Lakes on 4-7-11 ( or maybe he goes to MEPS first and from there to Boot).  He has been DEP since November 2010 and is anxious  to start basic.  After basic he is to go to Meridian, MS for "A" school.  Can anyone tell me if they get much liberty between basic and "A" school?

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I cant sleep well myself-keep wondering how he is and if all ok  ugh!!


It is hard - one thing that helped me was watching the film in the Boot Camp forum on what to expect the first few days - it was candid and helped me visualize how the days were going for my son.  I have sent him a few text messages knowing even that his phone is probably on the way back to Texas but it makes me feel better in some strange way sending out positive vibes.  Overall I am happy for him but it is definitely a life-changer for us too.
My son's box came home today. Kinda sad. :(


My son's box came today too.  It's a really strange and sad feeling seeing all his things in a box.


The letter came today with the graduation information and address.  MY son graduates on 5-27-11 and is Div 184.

I hane not received the letter or teh box-I wonder when that will be here-he arrived on April 6.  Missing sean


pattyb call the recruiter tomorrow for the address. You'll probably get both this week.
Hi lujos mom,  My son left on 4/7 also.  He is in ship 07 Div188.  He is going into the Nuke program.   He was in DEP since July and will go to Charleston, SC for A school.  I've heard not much liberty between basic and A school but 10 days after A school.  Don't know if that is just true for Nuke program as that is the forum I've been on.
hapsmolmr   TG 29 --- 10 Divisions (185-192, 812 & 929) Graduate Friday, June 3 2011
here is the link to your PIR group
Thanks for the info.  I went on but am interested in hooking up with people in the same division.  Does someone have to start a new link for that?
I am so happy--Igot a letter today fom my son!!!


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