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



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My daughter told me before she left that they will remove her wisdom teeth at BC and then only 2 days recovery?? I didn't believe her at the time, thinking someone had given her misinformation. She was very bothered about the idea that this could happen, especially knowing everything else that would be going on while at BC that she would be dealing with. I only thought about it again after reading it on a Navy FB page and that this would probably be the week she would  have it done? Please tell me they wouldn't remove them if it's not necessary! Her last dental x rays showed that her wisdom teeth were there but were not causing her any problems and may never be an issue. 

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nikkiw - yep, you soon learn there's the right way, the wrong way and the Navy way!  And just when you think you've got the Navy way figured out they'll change it lol!

It's called Semper Gumby - always flexible!

Then Semper Gumby it will be! LOL!

Unfortunately they are probably going to take them. My son had his out. He was fine. Try not to worry. If they take them she’ll be fine.

Mine kept his at BC than had them out while at his first duty station in Italy.  The dentist there was NOT happy about the fact they had been left in at BC.  My Son was bummed that he had to work while all his buddies got to lay in bed and sleep!  He was so tired at that point that he would have had them out just for the sleep.  He said it wasn't that big of a deal later though.  They give them pain meds and make sure they take them on a schedule.  I had mine out as an adult  when 2 had abscessed and other than getting a dry socket  it wasn't too bad.  Sore the day after then felt fine.  Dry socket happened 4 days after and once they packed it, other than having to go in every 2 days to have the packing changed it was NBD.  Either way I'm sure she'll do just fine.

She's never had anything more done than some stitches in her foot when she was a little girl, so she kinda freaked that it was a possibility. I think once she sees others having their's out and doing fine (and getting a couple days "off") she will be fine, too.  :-)

I was very worried about this same issue; my son did NOT have his removed.  His PIR was 12/14/18.  I was glad they were not removed.


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