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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. 

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Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**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).  

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

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

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.

RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021

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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My son just graduated last Friday. He is now waiting to begin training in August. 

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Mine, too! Getting through boot camp was tough enough. I don't want to think about what is next.

keep us posted!!! My son will be heading out to Coronado mid-October.

The real deal has begun!  No news, but all I heard was that he didn't fall behind.

I think this is going to be a long, slow journey!

that's a good thing. hope he stays high in spirt and keeps the focus. I keep telling my son much of what he will go through is mental and to stay focused on what his goal is. these kids work so hard to get spec war contracts.

I am stressing out, Joanie.  I think my Dude has the mental and physical toughness but I just heard some disturbing news from his fiancee (she just got back from visiting him).  His best buddy from BC was with him and has now DOR,  He left CA yesterday, I believe.  On top of that, my son's fiancee visited  him this weekend and he was really down about her leaving. I think it is harder on him when he sees her or us. He seemed to lose all spirit and fight and she said he wanted to quit.  That does not sound like my son at all!  He used to get really down when it was time to leave him while on hold in boot camp, too.  Of course, he rarely answers my texts or calls, so I hear things second hand from his fiancee.  I just don't know what to do.

Do you happen to know if it is ok for me to send care packages to him?  I was hoping I could lift his spirits by sending some home made cookies and some of his favorite candies.

This is much harder than being a boot camp mom!

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