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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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OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

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. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

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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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Hi, my son left on june 4th. We are from Waltham, MA anyone else from here? I haven't heard from him, but one missed call. Wondering if anyone else has had this problem.

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Alma, why don't you contact his recuriter and see if he can help you on the money. They may know who to contact and see why his pay was not put in his account. I think they are suppose to get paid the 1st and 15th of each month. I tried to friend you and could not make it work. My email is Also go see if you can find discussion ship 10 div 256, there are several other Moms in our div on this site.
yes, i contacted him already, waiting to get information. thanks
Hey Alma, did you get a call, Lacy and I just received phone calls, the div. is doing good. They have captains cup this next week and go to BS-21 last Monday of this month. Did Danny get his money, he should have got another check on the 15th.
Hi Debbie, YES! he called this morning. it was so great to hear his voice. my god, he sounds so grown up. he has to check about his pay. it turns out that he forgot all his banking information here and put it into the Navy Federal Bank there. At least that's a relief, i just don't know what i'll do for his bills for now. He told me about the upcoming week and it sounds brutal. Hope to see him soon.
Alma join your PIR group click on the http address http;//
Hi Alma, it was wonderful to hear from them this morning, very good way to start the day. My son was very hoarce said he was trying to stay out or sick bay that the crud was going around. He sound good but tried. I'm glad Danny found out about his money I know that was a relief off of you.


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