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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 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.


RTC Graduation

**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.

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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Moms/Dads/Families with Nukes in Ballston Spa, NY


Moms/Dads/Families with Nukes in Ballston Spa, NY

Wanted to start a group for moms, dads, and other family members that have Nukes currently attending Prototype in Ballston Spa, NY.

Members: 171
Latest Activity: Jan 9, 2019

Thought I would start a group for the families of sailors stationed in NY for Prototype. It will be nice to chat about what is going on with our sailors whether it is good or bad so that we can support each other. I have connected with many people on this site but it is always nice to meet others that are going through the same things together. Also if you have had a sailor in NY for an extended amount of time then you can help the new ones just coming in on what to expect.

Discussion Forum

Apartments in Ballston Spa

Started by WATTCO1957 Ship 12 Div 083. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Oct 30, 2018. 19 Replies

April Graduation

Started by Koko. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Feb 7, 2018. 2 Replies

A Sailors Perspective of Prototype from 2009

Started by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN. Last reply by DianePat May 6, 2016. 1 Reply

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on May 22, 2017 at 11:21am

Hi all - Happy Monday!

Yes dots, this is a rather quiet group.  My son did proto here and it was even pretty quiet back then....the nuke mom's page is more active.  Is there a specific question you have regarding Ballston Spa?  I'll try to help if I can :)

Comment by dots on May 20, 2017 at 5:09pm
Comment by SoCal_Sailor_Dad on May 19, 2017 at 9:45pm

@dots, you're right, there's not been much activity here. Our son graduated a year and a half ago, so I'm not active, but still a member here. I'll post a note in the main Nuke Mom's group reminding everyone that this group exists.

Comment by dots on May 19, 2017 at 8:11pm
Looking for any Nuke moms with sons/daughters at prototype in Balston SpA,NY. I don't see any recent activity
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on September 4, 2016 at 10:34am
Does anyone know if there's a FB group for BS? Asking for another mom...
Comment by MMSailorsMomWA on January 21, 2016 at 6:46pm

boconavymom, congrats to you and your son! My son is also graduating on Jan 29th. Unfortunately, we live in Washington State and will not be able to attend. There is a mom on the NukeMom page that says she is going. I've asked her to take pictures of my son for me.

Comment by boconavymom on January 6, 2016 at 10:23pm
Excited to see my son on Jan 13th for his supposed grad date of Jan 15th.
But I now bought a ticket to see him Jan 28th thru the 31st for his new grad date of Jan 29th too. Hope it doesn't change again! :)
Any parents attending?
Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on December 23, 2015 at 3:15pm

Hi all - Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

Comment by DonnaEricsMom on August 12, 2015 at 3:01pm

Thank you Kim, all information is help full I think.  ; )

Comment by Tx Mom of Far Away Nuke on August 12, 2015 at 2:08pm

Welcome Donna!  This website isn't as busy as Nuke Moms but it was very helpful during my son's stay in BS.


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