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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)

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Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

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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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My son may be going to South Korea . Is there a Navy for Moms sight for South Korea?

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You are welcome to start a group for South Korea Moms!

What rate is you son?  Is he going to assigned with the Marines, Army or Navy.................

Hi Buckyebill      He may be going Korea in November , right now he says it looks 90% he is going.

He is Navy.

I deployed my Corpsmen from Camp Schwab to Korea for "Team Spirit" and "Rim Pac" and other exercises......

So there is only 1 Navy Base in Korea  Correct?   Busan?

It is Chinhae navy base and is close to Busan. They have a beautiful cherry blossom festival every year. However, depending on your sons rate, he might get stationed at one of the Army posts or possibly even one of the Air Force bases. If he is assigned anywhere other than Chinhae, he may want to make sure he has a couple of extra covers, rank insignia, and other misc. Uniform items as the other bases generally don't carry navy military clothing items and will have to be ordered. That was current as of a approximately 2011/2012.

Hi Travelgirl 67 , really, wow ,I guess I will find out soon enough. Thank you for the information. I knew they have a lot of Army and a couple of Air Force Bases but I thought I only say 1 Navy Base and just assumed that is where he might go.   :)

No problem, just wanted you to be aware that it is possible, depending on his rate, that he might go somewhere other than Chinhae. Also, he might want to join Sites in Seoul Facebook page. The administration is awesome and even if he doesn't get assigned to seoul, it provides great info on different things happening there if he decides to visit. Also, they can probably help point him to some appropriate groups or resources to make his stay there great.

Again thank you for all the help.   I will let you know what happens with him.   :)


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