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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 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**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).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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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I can't keep track of all the new arrivals.  Know that there was a class from BC PIR last week of Oct with over 20 Nukes, PIR 11/4 had at least 8, believe there are some more in the next few classes.   Would like to have an easy referral site so I can remember that all of you are in about the same stage as my son.  Probably going thru alot together. 

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PIR 11/4 ET don't know when class will start as has DITY first, married Nuke

my son did PIR on 11/4 and is at Nuke school. He said he loved the first few hours and then started hearing about how much time he would actually be spending studying! He believes that he will start classes (MM) on the 20th

PIR was 10/28 for us. My son is studying for MM. No word yet when class will start. He did say Tues they have about 70 now in Indoc.

Wow! 70 in Indoc!  Amazing how many nukes there are.  I'm hoping mine gets back to GC to be in class relatively soon, but there were only 3 ETs in his PIR group. 

my son pir 9/1/11 is a mm jordan hearn


i visited goose creek 2 weeks ago, moms rest easy its a nice place

My son PIR 9/16. He is an MM. 

My son's PIR was September 16.  A school class 1201MT.  he is an EM.

My son is almost done with A school (EM) and there is a lot of studying.  He puts in about 25 hours a week in addition to class time but seems to have adjusted and has time on the weekends to hit the town and do some fun stuff too.  Good luck to all your new NUKES.



Talked to my son yesterday - he told me that a new MM class will be starting soon, but he will have to wait for the next one to start after that because we're at the end of the alphabet. He thinks the one will start next week and then another that he'll be in hopefully the week after Thanksgiving.

Wow! That was fast.  Must be all about the timing.  My ET says he wont class up until December - he is here packing moving truck and then driving across country.

My son did PIR 10/21/11, he said classes start Monday


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