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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 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.

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Does anyone know anything about Fort Gordon?  All I know is that it is in Georgia.

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Hi 1 Proud Mom- our CTI is going there next year at some point after DLI.  It's a nice place and in Augusta, GA and about an 2.5 hours from Atlanta.  GORGEOUS place to be- you can be in the Appalachian and Smokey Mountains in about 3.5 hours (skiing/snowboarding/hiking), you are a couple hours drive to Orlando, about 4 hours to Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, or Charleston, SC.  The base is primarily US Army but decent amenities and a brand new technology building that your CTI will work at.   The CTIs there mainly use Ft. Gordon as their base camp so to speak and deploy for weeks or months for assignments and then return.  At Ft. Gordon, they keep studying their language and keep up with other CTI rate technical and general USN military training.   Any leave your CTI will get will almost always have to be around the time they are back at Ft. Gordon.  It's not impossible but very rare to be deployed somewhere, often at confidential locations, and take leave there to come home.  It may seem tough but actually it's much easier for them to plan things around.  I suggest if at all possible you take some vacation and go visit your CTI there and explore the areas I mentioned above.  It's a wonderful area.

my son is a CTI at Fort Gordon, also....geez, I thought he was spending all of his time thus far at Fort Gordon...he has been deployed there for 2 years.....that may explain, why, if I text him, he does not text back sometimes for a few weeks.....

I am upset because he has not taken leave to come home yet....he came thru on a road trip after graduating from school in Monterrey....on his way across country with 2 other Navy buddies who also had graduated.....

its a pretty nice place...pretty big...mostly army


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