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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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**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).  

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RTC Graduation

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

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hey Im Grace from Washington and my hubby just got orders for China Lake... Anyone there? Anyone know anything about it?

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Hi grace
i don't know much about China lake except it's in ridgecrest. I live in lake Isabella about 45min from there. I don't know anyone who is stationed there my son just went to bc. What kinda info are you looking for

I just dont really know the area at all so Im trying to figure out neighborhoods and schools and all that. Also trying to figure out what stores and things are there. Theres not a lot of information online. I just created a china lake group in hopes of finding other people!

I really can't tell you about the schools other than the college.which is a good one it has daycare too. Ridgecrest isn't big but it does have stater bros, kmart , walmart, dollar tree, home depot. Fast food taco bell, carls jr, mc donalds, dennys , pizza, a small movie theater. they have others these are just a few major places. They have a hospital too. Desserty type of town hot in summer nice/ little chilly in winter. I know this isn't much info but i hope it helps

its a lot more helpful than anyone else ive talked to who dont even know where it is!! thank you! we will be going there in the beginning of january/last week of december! Im very nervous...theres no groups or anything for that base and I havent met anyone else thats there. really wish I could meet a few people to chat with about neighborhoods and stuff so Im not going in blind to apartment hunt!! anyways thank you so  much

Your welcome anything to help
Grace Google ridgecrest ca then scroll down till you see ridgecrest ca city data that one gives info on apts and things.

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