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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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Hi, I'm looking for any other families who have someone on Ship 09/Division 205.


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I'm with you Cathy.  


Thats great, I haven't seen many others who are on our kids ship.  Hopefully we'll hear from them very soon, if not a letter then a call!!  Have a goodnight! :)

I hope we hear from them soon. No letter for me today. I'm so thankful I haven't gotten a phone call yet that was a negative. At least we're at the 3 week point which he said was "about" the time we'd get the next call. Hope you're having a great day.

Hi, just went for the mail and no letter :( There's always tomorrow!! Have a great day :)


My son is in this group also, and nothing so far--keep the cell phone with me constantly and hound the mail lady!
I'm glad to hear your son is also in my sons division Mommabee2!   I can totally relate because I'm doing the exact same thing. When my cell phone rings my heart drops and I pick it up so fast I don't even check to see who it is!  Enjoy your night and hopefully we'll have good news tomorrow!!!
Mommabee I just saw your post that you got mail!  So excited for you.  Now I can't wait to get home this afternoon!  Not going to get my hopes up.  How is  our division doing and are they coming together?  Or whatever little tidbit you want to share with us!  Thanks, so happy for you!
Maybe today, Cathy & Mommabee! Have a great Thursday while we wait! : )

Congratulations Mommabee, I can't wait for my mail to be delivered today!!!  I'll let you know. 


His letter stated that things are tough, but he is glad he made this decision. They have 2 male and 1 female RDC's, an although tough, like to job when appropriate.  They eat the same breakfast every morning, and its prison style!!  12 minutes to eat, no talking!  They are in the USS Kennedy as their ship.  They did their swimming test and their first PT exam.  He said some people don't know their right from their left when marching!!  He said they weren't good at that!  They were "beat" for an hour one day because somebody called the chief a petty officer!    He said a few other things, but overall was glad there was no complaining and he already is a changed kid, cause said he can't wait to come home and we would be proud of him because of what a jerk he had been the last couple of years.


Thank you!  That means so much just to hear some of what's happening with them.  I'm glad they're beyond PT0 and the swimming test.  So glad they're that far and my son hasn't gotten injured - or at least injured to the point of being allowed to call home. Also hoping he's not having trouble telling his right from his left when marching after years of marching band with drums strapped on!      Have a great day!  I know you will now.  And thanks again for sharing.

Thank you for sharing your letter with us Mommabee! Between the 3 of us we should have a pretty good idea how they are doing.  I'm sure they will all change!  They go in as boys and come out as men!!  Ok MamaCindy lets cross our fingers that we get one too ;)



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