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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 - 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.

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Anyone have a loved one leaving 9/10 for BC? Almost 90 days away.

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90days turned into 60 quickly didn’t it?

Smoothsailing, I left info for you on your My Page.

My son also leaves September 10th.

Cindi, I left info for you on your My Page.

HI. I am not on this as much as I should be. Where is your son coming from? We live in Metro Atlanta.

Today is his last full day at home. Preparing for a cookout for him and his close friends and our family. The past few weeks for me have been such a roller coaster. My father suffered a stroke and unfortunately two days ago he lost his battle. My son leaves the day before his grandfathers funeral. I can't be sad in front of him since it makes him sad that he cannot be there. Pray for us during this difficult time. I fly out to his funeral the same day he flies to BC. 

I’m very sorry to hear of your loss. I can’t image the stress and sadness. Try to stay in the moment and enjoy your day today. 

I held up during the ceremony at MEPS on Monday. My husband and youngest son did not do as well. I wanted to stay strong for him. 

My son leaves 9/10. He leaves tomorrow for MEPS and then flies out on Monday. I've definitely been a little weepy the last couple of days so not sure after he swears in on Monday. 

He leaves tomorrow. Argh! He's ready but I'm not sure I am. 

Kelly were you not able to attend the swearing in? That was my first ever experience and surreal. So fast and quick and just a few minutes with them once they are recruits. Hang in there. 

Thank you. I just got back home after leaving for New Orleans immediately after his swearing in. Came home to a quiet house. Feels weird.



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