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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.


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


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Hello.. as I read your post I get teary eyed. Things have gotten real as my son approaches his ship date in March. Can anyone please tell me what he will need to take with him, I have a general idea but I would love to hear from the Mother's who have gone through this already.

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Hi there - be sure to join the boot camp group - I left the link in the welcome message on your page.  It has all sorts of info to prepare you and your SR for BC.

Here is one of the discussions:

Can recruits take anything to BC with them?

Recruits should go with what they have on their backs, their cell phones, and not much else. (See Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for....)

And here's the link for the March DEP group:

DEP March

Hello Missing my only, B'sNukeMom has given you a great link on what he can take. The biggest advice that I can give you and your son. Is to have him working on his running and working out, because that is what seem to trip up most of the SR in my son division. Even my son struggled and he was very active before going. He just did not work as hard as he should have on his run. 

Know that the list is a guiding point, but what you are not able to get that he will be able to find at BC. For us, it was a phone card, but my son was able to get one once he got there. 

Hope you and your son the best, and know if you have questions we are here to help. 


Do you happen to know how many laps around the track is considered 1.5. What is the size of the track?
Thank you so much for the information! I really appreciate it.
I do have another question. Do you know if the PRT score is determined by averaging the scores of the three fitness events. (Situps, Curlups, and 1.5 mile run)

Scores are not calculated on an average. They are all individual tests.

Also.. how is your son coping with bootcamp emotionally? Has he finished yet? I'm wishing him all the best.


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