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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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Naval Aviation

For Moms with Aviators or anyone interested

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Discussion Forum

Housing in Corpus Christi

Started by AWR. Last reply by LoniJ Apr 24. 1 Reply

Housing in Kingsville

Started by Andy'sMom. Last reply by LucyJo Jan 29, 2020. 2 Replies

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Comment by Julie on January 5, 2009 at 5:32pm
Hi Leslie,
Yes!!! that's the place- really neat. I thought I overheard our waiter say that there are approx. 2 million dollars (bills) stapled to the ceiling. It feels like your in a tropical rain forest. We had a great time and the food was awesome. They even have a $100 hamburger!!
Pilots have special places to hang their mugs until they return.
Anyway, we probably won't be back soon- going back to visit Andrew next month in Kingsville. Depending on what he gets in the tailhook division will determine where we will be visiting next.
Good luck to your son
Comment by Paymaster on January 4, 2009 at 9:24pm
Ladies.....If you get the chance to attend the winging it is a very nice ceremony, not nearly as formal as graduation from the academy. They usually have a ceremony where the family goes on stage when your officer is getting their wings. The new pilots put on their own reception party after the ceremony, nothing for mom's and dad's to do. But it is great to be on hand!
Comment by Julie on January 4, 2009 at 2:59pm
Hi Bev,
I grew up in the city and then later in Kentwood area. My parents now live in Byron Center and My sister in in Hudsonville and my brother in Grand haven area. All aunts and uncles are there as well. I attended GR Christian High before my dad took a job in NY as a senior in HS. I then went to Calvin College and graduated in '80. I know how you feel about when you will see your son again.We seem to set up dates for our next visit to make the separation more bearable. Andrew surprised me in Sept. by flying home because they had to move all the jets out of Kingsville because of Hurricane Ike. Surprises like that keep you going. Andrew was home for 9 days for Christmas and we will be going down in Feb. He hopes to have his wings of gold by early summer.
We loved visiting Andrew in Pensacola--you have to go to McGuire's pub. Your son probably had heard about it or been there. A great time! Thanks for writing back.
Comment by Julie on January 2, 2009 at 2:16pm
Hi Bev,
Couldn't help but notice you are from Ada. I grew up in Grand Rapids and went to college there. My whole family is still there. I however ended up in Albany New York. We've probably covered a lot of the same stomping ground. I just found this site awhile ago but have a son who seems to be following he path of your son but on the other end of flight school. If you have any questions I'll try and answer and if you have any advice I'd love to hear. Take care and Happy New Year.
Comment by Julie on January 1, 2009 at 8:14pm
Hi Andrew graduated from the University of Rochester NROTC and headed to Pensacola then Corpus Christi Texas and now is finishing up tail hook training in Kingsville Texas. I couldn't be more proud!
Comment by Paymaster on December 29, 2008 at 10:05am
Leslie....We then my threoy is correct. You get the best information from the girls!

Comment by Paymaster on December 29, 2008 at 10:04am
Bev....He has been a SH-60 pilot for a few years. He was stationed in Norfolk in HSC-26.

He accepted an IA to Afhganistan and just started his assignment there. He will not be flying in this assignment.

With some luck when he returns he will be assigned to San Diego!

Well I am off to work. Have a good day.
Comment by Paymaster on December 28, 2008 at 6:35pm
Bev...Our son graduated in 01 and was in the 18th company.

So where is your son in classing up with flight school?

Comment by Paymaster on December 27, 2008 at 5:34pm
I am just laughing to myself. They same problem is true for us all. It is hard to get things out of our sons, in regard to what they are doing and what is happening.

As we use to say when our son was at the academy, if you want to know what is going on, make friends with someone that has a daughter!

Daughters are much better communicators and share more information.

That's had we survived the communications break down.


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