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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 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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This is a group so we can get connected with others in our SR's group. I hope to meet new people who are going through this with me.

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Hi, ladies!  How's everyone doing today?  Still feeling great since we received the form letter from our SRs last week?
I wish i could say i am feeling great from recieving the form letter but that wore off real quick i miss him so much. Plus it hurts to see that our dog is having a hard time with him away.... She really didnt sleep last night and kept jumping in the bed to sleep on his pillow i felt so bad for her it breaks my heart i know she is a dog but she has feelings too. I really miss him so much i need my first regular letter.
desiree, make sure you give the dog plenty of attention to make up for your SR being gone. i've seen my son's dog go through that before and it's very sad to see even the dog is hurting.
Oh yes most def I try my best to play with her like he did. But they just played so rough lol. But she seems to be doing better I guess she has her days too.
how are you doing???
I know what you mean Desiree.  I am feeling a bit down this evening.  Can't wait to receive a call or letter from my SR.  Two weeks in tomorrow... only 6 more to go!  :)
yeah thats how i try to think about hopefully we will get letters this week and phone calls next week. I cant wait to hear his voice. I hope he calls me after work hours but i will take the call no matter when he calls.
I'm with you!  The time of day or night will not matter when my SR calls... I'm taking the call!  LOL... I continue to write to my son each day and find solace in the fact I will see him again very soon.  I cannot wait to see him march through those doors at PIR!!!!!
Yeah i write to my boyfriend everyday too i know he is going to be surprise because he told me not to write everyday but i know he will enjoy getting that mail call everday. He is probable going to smile everytime he see i sent him mail lol

Hi, everyone.  Hope you have had a good day today.  Check out this cute comic strip I found today...,14763,Ricky_031706,00.html


I printed out a copy of it and plan to mail it to my SR tomorrow.  I'm sure he could use a good laugh about right now.  :)


On a technical note, I noticed that our posts are displaying in chronological order (i.e. oldest posts first).  (At least they are for me.)  Any idea how we can change this so that the most recent post displays at the top?

i love that cartoon i am def going to send that to my sr.... thanks for sharing it i am pretty sure they can all use a laught i cant wait until i get names of SR's that need mail so i can send them some funny things too



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