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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 of Daughters 2


Moms of Daughters 2

A place to come to for support, guidance, to ask questions and share stories. We are all proud of our Navy Daughters.

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Latest Activity: Dec 2

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Care packages for new graduates (a school)

Started by Cali's mama. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Mar 19. 3 Replies

Looking for current information for my daughter on what's allowed for care packages..idk if it matters that she is in the great lakes location or not..ship 7 div 136...lonely mom with confused tears lol

Bootcamp arrival Sept 8, 2020??

Started by Stephanie0725. Last reply by Shoosh Oct 5, 2020. 4 Replies

Hello! Got the call that my daughter made it to bootcamp quarantine last night 09/08/2020.  Looking for other moms out there on the same timeline. Sadie is my baby, only daughter, and only child in the military.  I think I am going to need lots of…Continue

PIR DATE: December 13, 2019

Started by Donita. Last reply by Donita Nov 5, 2019. 5 Replies

Anyone else’s recruit have a PIR date ofDecember 13, 2019?Continue

Arrived at boot camp October 2nd

Started by Donita. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Nov 5, 2019. 26 Replies

Hey everyone- my daughter left for boot camp October 2nd. I missed a call from her last Friday telling me that her graduation is December 13th. I feel like the worst mom in the world for missing her call. Really didn’t expect her to call so soon but…Continue

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Comment by mustangmom65 on September 7, 2021 at 3:02pm

Hi Wendy, my daughter is in 910 too! We had a good laugh when she called, because she has been dreaming for a while now of serving on an Arleigh Burke class. My daughter said she almost wished she had quarantined, because it would have given her time to study and make friends. She was in holding for 5 days, and was surprised to end up in a 900 div. They pulled all 4 of her teeth, and she was out for 2 days, light duty for 1 day, so she was stressed about being so far behind.

Her first few letters broke my heart, but she sounded so much better when she called. I think she's turned a corner, and is finding her footing. When I answered I could her saying "I'm not going to cry. I told myself I wasn't going to cry..." We both managed to hold it together and had a good call.

Comment by Oleander on September 7, 2021 at 2:47pm

Outstanding Wendy! My 1st call was really emotional too. Both of us were teary and hardly able to speak for a few minutes, hearing her voice was amazing!  Wisdom teeth removal is common at bc. Thankfully they recover pretty quickly. Keep us posted on her progress!

Safe travels Anna!

Comment by Wendy on September 7, 2021 at 2:33pm

Anyone else have a daughter in Div. 910 (USS Arliegh Burke)?  Just heard from my daughter (9/4) for the first time since leaving on Aug. 3rd.  It was brutal, but sooooo great to get her letter.  AND THEN...we got a phone call the following day!!!  She said the 2 weeks in ROM gave her the chance to meet friends and study!  She seemed happy, said she's only cried a couple of times.  Her voice was a little shaky when saying hi and bye, but other than that, she seemed great!!!! She also had to have 3 wisdom teeth removed. :(  Anyway, I am one very happy mom!!!  Can't wait for graduation!!!  I miss her so much!!!!

Comment by Anna on September 5, 2021 at 2:30pm

Hello Ladies!!! I see we have some good things going on with our sailor daughters!!


So glad you got to hear from your daughter.  I hope her package shows up soon!!! 


Glad you are now getting letters from your girl.  Hope that form letter shows up soon with all your PIR information. So glad she has a friend as a bunk mate!! That always make life a little easier to have someone you can talk to!!!!


You got that right about all the women being in close quarters together!!!  Just continue to encourage your daughter to stay strong and get through bootcamp!!  Once she's out in the fleet all those trials will be forgotten!!!


Glad to hear Q is finding ways to adjust to recruiting during Covid when so many schools are closed to in person learning!! I wish her much success, I hear recruiting is stressful.  And the bonus of getting to see your kids together in one visit!!! I don't think my 4 will ever be close enough.  Momma Navy always has other plans where 2 of them will live, and the other 2 are pretty secure where they are - opposite sides of the country!!!!! We are leaving tomorrow to go to Pensacola to visit Jenn for a couple weeks!!!


Congrats to your girl's promotion!!! Ida skirted away from Pensacola thankfully so they just got lots of rain and some wind.  Our family kept joking about Ida cause that's my Mom's name!!  Sadly she passed away several years ago but we talked to her and asked her to leave Pensacola alone!!  My sister in Ohio said that Mom was really angry cause the east coast ran out of her favorite beer and that's why she caused so much destruction!!!!   I am really looking forward to being able to do some more traveling!!  This nonsense of being in one place for over a year now is starting to get on my nerves!!!!!! I will let you know for sure when we can get down your way!!! I look forward to seeing "my room"!!!!!

Hello B'sNukeMom!!! Hope all is going well for you and yours!!!

Comment by ShawnMom on September 5, 2021 at 1:53pm

Hi Roenick9,

Welcome. While letters are welcome in boot camp, care packages are not. The problem was likely the book (and the bulk of the package it required). Hopefully someone else can advise you on any steps to be taken. Chances are her package is being held.

Is it possible you or your recruit have access to an online version of her vaccine card?

It's good that your recruit knows you sent it. Hopefully she can get the challenge worked on from her end. Thank goodness you have some time before PIR.

Comment by Oleander on September 4, 2021 at 2:18pm

Hi JayDee! HUGE congrats to your 1st Class girl and good luck in her new command!!!  How does your SIL like being out? My girl has 2 more years before she's out. It'll be 8 years.....I can hardly believe it!   P.S. - it's 108 here today. Your pool invite is mighty tempting!

Roenick9 I wish I had answers for you too. I'm so sorry, I can imagine how stressful this is. I don't suppose you happened to make copies of the documents you sent? From now on please do!  It's a good habit to get into because you never know when you or she might need them. I agree with JayDee, try bc site and also her PIR site for assistance.

Comment by JayDee659 on September 4, 2021 at 12:44pm

Hi everyone, sounds like all our girls are doing well!

Welcome Roenick9! I'm sorry that I don't have any good answers for you. Hopefully the boot camp moms can help.

I'm in Norfolk now helping my daughter move to her next duty station. She took us on a tour of her ship a few days ago. This is my 2nd time on it. she's learned a lot more about it, so there were new places to explore. I honestly think she will miss her peeps on board but she is looking forward to instructing at her new command. She recently advanced to First Class Petty Officer, so proud! Her husband has finished his hitch and has processed out.

Oleander it's nice that all your children are close together. So much easier when you have family nearby!

Anna, how did your girl survive Ida? I hear there is another one brewing in the gulf. If you make ut down our way we have a lovely guest room that overlooks our pool and has your name on it! 

That offer goes for you too Oleander and B'sNukeMom! 

Comment by Chipmunk on September 4, 2021 at 12:12pm

Roenick9 - Glad you had a phone call, that is great!! 

I posted a reply to your question on the BC Mom group. 

Comment by Roenick9 on September 4, 2021 at 12:01pm

Dear Navy Moms:  I have a question.  We just received a unexpected call from our recruit.  We got a whole hour to talk to her.  EXCITING. We found out that we sent a package that was supposed to be delivered last Saturday which included letters, our response to the Oct 15th PIR Ceremony, original Vaccination Card (because our recruit was told to send the original not the copy), and a book.  We learned she did not get it and we advised her to immediately to talk to her Petty Officer.  Reason we are panicking is because our RSVP form to the PIR had a timeline on it, and we are worried.  Any tip or thoughts on what we should do? Thank you in Advance.

Comment by Roenick9 on September 4, 2021 at 11:36am

mustangmom65  Funny our PIR is Oct 15 too


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