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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.


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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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Moms of IS (Intelligence Specialist) sailors.


Moms of IS (Intelligence Specialist) sailors.

My son has found the perfect job for a teenager! When I ask him, "What are you doing?", he honestly tells me, "Sorry, Mom, I can't tell you."

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Latest Activity: Feb 17


Discussion Forum

Christmas exodus

Started by Bellemonty. Last reply by SRDad Nov 11, 2020. 1 Reply

My son has found his nitch and wife to be

Started by sh04div812adammom. Last reply by Jessie Mar 22, 2017. 2 Replies

Now Your Sailor is at Dam Neck

Started by Mary (Chris' mom). Last reply by Mary (Chris' mom) Jan 25, 2017. 103 Replies

Looking for details on Clearance process

Started by mom123. Last reply by M's mom Oct 15, 2015. 3 Replies

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Comment by Samantha on May 3, 2020 at 5:20pm

My son has his rate confirmed for IS!! He should head to Dam Neck mid May but things are a little up in the air. My question is when should I send him a care package? We can not go to graduation since they no longer have those. So taking clothes and extra electronics will need to be mailed. 
Any advice is Also welcomed!

Comment by Susan on January 30, 2020 at 9:27am

M's mom...That was very much inplied in our brief calls lol

Comment by M's mom on January 30, 2020 at 1:58am

Welcome, Susan! 

My son tells his father and I that he can't tell us anything, or he will have to kill us!  We THINK he is kidding, but we don't ask any questions! haha      (Loose lips sink ships.)

Comment by Susan on January 29, 2020 at 1:48pm

Hello! am new here.  I can relate to the fact that my daughter told me the same thing..."I can't discuss that." She was already good at that lol

Comment by Anna on December 16, 2018 at 10:52pm

M's mom,

Our family lived in Annapolis for 11 years.  We lived in Hillsmere Shores right on the south river.  Also had many a blue crab steamed with Old Bay along with a cold beer!!!!!

Comment by M's mom on December 16, 2018 at 6:23pm


Yes, that would be funny if our sons wound up working together somewhere, and never knew the connection!

As far as your earlier statements about Annapolis, we have visited Baltimore and Annapolis several times.  Took a tour of the Naval Academy with our son when he was in high school.  (Saw John Paul Jones' crypt being guarded by midshipmen.)

Have eaten many, many delicious blue crabs there during the season.  My husband's aunt had a cottage on an inlet of Chesapeake Bay south of DC, and we caught them live in crab cages right from her dock!   Steamed them over boiling water with some Old Bay seasoning.  YUM.  Since we are landlubbers living in the Midwest, we don't get actual FRESH seafood very often, so it was a treat.

Looking forward to visiting son & D-I-L in Baltimore and eating some more blue crabs!

Comment by Anna on December 15, 2018 at 4:21pm

M's mom,

He was at Kadena!!  I'm sure they could run into each other sometime but we'll never know!!!!

Comment by M's mom on December 8, 2018 at 11:43pm


Sounds like our Intel sons have been at several of the same places!  My son was at Whidbey Island for 2 years or so before deployment on the USS Carl Vinson.  He had some temporary duty at least twice in Fallon, and then went to Japan.  Maybe their paths will cross someday in the same place, but of course, they probably won't know, since we are somewhat anonymous here!

Where was your son in Japan?  Mine was at Yokota, near Tokyo.

Comment by Anna on December 8, 2018 at 10:55pm


I hope you get some feedback from some moms who have had recent experience with someone at this school.  My son was there so long ago that I would be afraid all the info has changed since then.  Any new moms out there who can help????

Comment by NAVYMOMK on December 6, 2018 at 1:39pm

I previously saw somewhere on here a link to a list of things to send in care packages to A School but cant find now   Can one of you moms who is much better at this than this newbit help me out??


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