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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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We have mailed to several smaller units so far this year:

Army - 62nd EN BN out of Ft Hood   600

Army -20th EN BN out of Ft Hood      77

Marines - BDE 4-215                       121

Air Force - 71 and 73 EACS             147

Army - HHC                                     18

AF unit out of OH                             128

AZ National Guard                            136

AF unit                                             20

Hospital in Afghanistan                      257

Army 4-501st                                    110

Operation Care - Afghanistan             220

AF                                                    30

Army/AF unit  838 AEAG                    50  *  see article below

Army 4th BDE 10th Mt Div Bravo        115

   "            "                     Co HQ        172

USS Fitzgerald                                  328

Army/AF unit 838 AEAG                      15   *  see article below

AF 455th ELRS                                   46

Army 4th BDE 19th Mt Div 2/A Co         28

  "         "                      "  HQ/A Co        7

   "        "                     "    1/A Co         28

Army/Nat G Ft Hood unit 8th EN BN     537

   "               "      "         937th              95    

Army Natl Guard 135th Attack Reconn   475

Ft Hood Wounded Warriors                     24  (Maryellen did these)

Army 216th EN MAC                              95

Army 3-1 AHB Nightmare                       106

Walter Reed Hospital Wounded Warriors 166   (Birdie did these)

USS Simpson Air Dept                            24

Calvin 91 years old - WW2 vet                   1

USS Rentz                                             233

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Me too Sue!  I would love to send your Dad a birthday card, and anyone else's Dad for that matter.  My Dad was a Viet Nam Vet; 1966-1967, and sadly passed March 5, 2012 at the age of 82.  I would be more than happy to wish other Dad's a happy birthday or even Father's Day.  And I also shouldn't read some of these at work, people do wonder what's going on!

Jodi, you are so kind.  Yes, I will let you know.  We, the family are now planning a big reunion for Father's Day, 2015 to celebrate his 90th birthday.

So a wave of birthday cards for his 89th bday would be good.  He's 88 BTW.  I couldn't remember

I am SGT Joy , I am presently deployed to FOB Shank, RC East Afghanistan. My unit is base in New York, it 2-87 Infantry Battalion 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. I am a Medic and is currently on the night so this morning after coming from the gym my workout partner wanted to pick up deodorant at the Chaplin Closet because our store here the PX is so small and normally runs out of supply very quickly. While there waiting on him to fine a roll on I bump into several boxes of pillow, the Chaplin assistance told me that they had just comes in. 


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