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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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Looking forward to this emotional roller coaster ride together
with the family and friends of my son's fellow recruits!!

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I know the 13th can't come quick enough. So lets hope tomorrow brings calls from all of our recruits!

Okay , I'm freaking out. Something happened but I don't have all of the details yet. My SR has been placed in healing for 6 WEEKS before he can finish his 2 1/2 weeks of training? What could have happened??? I'm so scared, what will he do now ? ? Will he stay there ? I already know that he will no longer be graduating with his original division will his mail address and everything else change too ??? OMG :,((

Did you get a call? Sounds like if they stated healing it should get resolved, but just not quickly enough for him to stay on tract with his PIR Group. So sorry it must be really hard for you not knowing many details yet.

Anymore word ?

Have you heard anything yet??? We all worry together...but sending lots of prayers his way!!

Daughter got 2 letters today she is on cloud 9 !

got my letters yesterday! my SR passed his pfa and weapons inspection and also got a sharp shooter badge! so good to hear! hes a little nervous for the gas chamber next week but very excited for PIR!

They should be done with the gas chamber by now :) I am sure alot of the SR's felt the same way. Who really wants to have to go through that one?

Did I just read that right ...11 more days til PIR ?

I know isn't it great!!!!!

It is hard to believe that we are so close.  If anyone here knows when the BS is, please email me the information.  I want to make sure I send lots of prayers and positive thoughts their way.

Who else here is going to Sarge's Meet and Greet?  I would like to meet as of the moms as I can.  You all have been a great help.


We are planning on trying to go to both meet & greets. I would love to meet as many of the moms also. I haven't heard anything on their BS yet. 


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