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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).  


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


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my son is in ship 03 div. 187 :)

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Hi MHunter, My son is also Ship 3 Div 187 It is getting easier for me as the days go on..... Hope to meet you and others of the same ship/div...GO NAVY!!!!

I also have a son, Matt,  in Ship 3 Div 187.  We are from Kansas City, Missouri (yes, the home of the Royals).  My son will head to Monterrey, California for "A" school.  Hoping that maybe a letter might show up this week from him. 

Hi everyone, my son is in this division too. I just joined this site and all the info is overwhelming! Can't wait for my letter and to hear his voice.
My boyfriend is in this division!
My boyfriend is too!

Still no letter or call....I'm thinking that the 3rd week mark they should be able to write or be given a chance to make a call..Lets ALL hope for that...

Just received a call from my son.  He needed some additional information for his security clearance.  We didn't get a chance to chat but it was good to hear his voice.  He did mention that he has received mail from us already, but he hasn't been able to send any mail.  I don't know if that was just him personally or the whole division, but I guess I'll stop checking my mailbox for a few days.

My son is in this group also. Great to get to know all of you!

Hi everyone...I am Sooooooooooo very happy to report that we received our SR's first letter in the mail today. His girlfriend also received a letter from him too! He sounds very happy, tired and is working hard. Hope you all receive your letters this week. It is VERY reassuring when you read them.....GO NAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My son is ship 03 div 187.....Hope to get a chance to chat with some of you. I am hoping to get a call on Mothers Day will be  stuck to my phone. 

Hello all.......Hopefully by Friday others have gotten letters from their recruits..I know my recruit mentioned that his bunkmate is from Texas...And they have little down time, working hard, alot of studying........

I want to wish all the moms a Happy Mothers Day and hoping that RTC will allow our recruits to call on Sunday!!!!

Have a Great day everyone   :)

Hi everyone, I hope I get a letter today. I have sent 10 so my son better send me something soon. I will take a HI mom I love you!!!!...Is anyone going to go to the meet and greet held by Sarge on the 21st?


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