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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 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.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.


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I got an unexpected call from my daughter today. It was the first time I've talked to her since she left home on the 16th. She's having a difficult time... Very homesick. But she did mention that one shipmate told her "I'm going to make your life a living hell." I wish I could just give my daughter a big, comforting hug and have one of our heart-to-heart talks. I miss her terribly.

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Oh Amber, that mustn’t have been a difficult call for you. I’m sure the moms that have through this can give advice. Mine left on the 18th, so I’m still in the very beginning phase. Hugs! Hopefully she’ll get the support she needs from other shipmates! 

I meant to say must have. 

I'm sure that was very tough to hear. You can always write your side of a heart-to-heart in a letter for her. I know that it's not the same. but sometimes it can help. Just stay positive for her. Sometimes the kids that say means things like that are just trying to hide that they afraid of washing out. Also, remind your daughter that she only has to put up with that person for a few more weeks. Unless they are going to the same A school, their paths may never cross again. If they do end up in school together tell her that every person who has ever worked has had to deal with a real jerk at some point. Learning how to handle jerks will make her stronger. All of us moms are here for you to lean on when it gets difficult.

Akgal- When did your son arrive at BC? Mine arrived on 4/18, so I’m wondering if they’re in the same TG. If I count Fridays, his PIR should be 6/14 unless he’s held back.  I’m curious why they were able to call so soon. 

My son called. He sounded good. We had 2 minutes with him. I let my daughter talk to him too. The calls are so unexpected I can’t even think straight to ask questions.


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