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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


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**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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So i was on facebook and I a girl i know from HS posted.. 'i really miss my husband, i want to go in a corner and cry' her husband was gone for 3DAYS!!!! i was beyond annoyed! 3 days! really now!!! if my hubby was only gone for 3 days id be rejoicing! Am I nuts for wanting to strangle her and tell her to get over it?

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I was about to say that civilian wives are puny compared to us, but it's mainly just her that's puny. (Truckers, high-powered businessmen, and the crews or merchant ships still don't quite put their wives through what we suffer, but at least those wives have something real to whine about.)

I have heard that it's a pretty standard desire to choke women who get all weepy without their husbands. I also pity her, unless her man really digs her clinginess.
i know exactly what you mean! My husband has been deployed for over a month and i think i am doing better than most civilian wives that i know of. One of my co-workers talks about how she misses her husband, and that she can't sleep without him. How long has he been gone? Not even 12 hours?! Sometimes i just want to say "Don't give me your sob story, i'm going through worse"

Or don't you just hate it when people ask "Are you okay? How's your husband? ... etc" every single day?! Sometimes i just want to say "you know what? It's the same thing it was when you asked me yesterday.. GOOD." hahah. Sorry i sound like i'm venting.
glad to know I'm not the only one who feels this way... and that i live far away from this
I think I'm beginning to see where the civilian wives come from.  I was used to sleeping alone.  The first night, even before my hubby had a projectile vomit attack, I think I woke up with a start because there was something warm in my bed.  Having a hubby or having him gone is a long-term reprogram.  Duty days are worse than when he was deployed for the empty bed vs warm thing bed.
Haha I know exactly what you mean. I have a co-worker whose husband was just put on night shifts and she can't stop talking about how awful it is and she hardly gets to see him. It's all I can do not to just be like, "At least he's living under your roof!"


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