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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.


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Hi San Antonio A school parents,
I live here in San Antonio about 10 minutes from Fort Sam Houston. My son leaves for BC on Monday, and after PIR (Oct?) will be going to A School here in SA. I'm beyond thrilled that he will be here in town so that we can see him regularly for this few months, but I know that most other families won't have that privilege. A good friend of mine who lives across the country had her son here around this time last year and we made a point of going to pick him up and get him out and having fun whenever his schedule allowed for it. He even got to spend Thanksgiving with us! In the past we participated in the Air Force Thanksgiving program that allowed Airmen to join local families for the day, and LOVED spoiling them for a few hours. We still hear from several of them (and some of their parents) on a regular basis.
The point of this all is that I wanted to let you all know that there is a Navy family here who is totally willing to help your sailors out anytime while they are here in San Antonio. Even if it's just a day trip to explore the city, needing to run an errand off base, or a home cooked meal. I also have good friends that work on base that can help out there as well.
We are already planning to host as many A Schoolers as possible for Thanksgiving this year who would like to join us and are able to come. I doing know how Christmas works, but if anyone is stuck here, we would love to have then join us as well.
I promise we aren't crazy, just a regular family. I'm a pediatric nurse, and my husband is a store manager. I was a Navy brat as a kid and come from a big military family consisting of all branches. We just recognize that sometimes it helps to know that the community is looking out for your sons and daughters. San Antonio LOVES it's military members, and its a wonderful place to be when you realize how many people are here to help. If you would like to get a hold of me, feel free to message me. I will happily share my contact info with you to pass on to your sailor. The option to contact me is theirs. I have no wish to make anyone feel uncomfortable, or pressured. Just to be available if needed.

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My son will be down there in Sept. I have done a rough eat. And pretty sure that means thanksgiving and Christmas. If we are unable to be there. I would love to have this option or even all4 of us come. I am a navy vet and nurse myself. My husband is also a navy vet and disabled. I was adopted by a family eons ago at Christmas while in boot camp. And love families who still open their hearts and homes to do this.
We would be honored to have you all.
This is so nice of you. I will relay information to my son.I sent you a friend request.

My son Eric is in San Antonio and will not be able to join us for Thanksgiving due to us living in New York. It would be great if you could have him over for this very special day. Can you please write me so we can talk about it? My name is Pedro and my email is


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