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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.


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Looking to meet other moms with SRs in this division.

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My son is same ship/div and he called when he first got there and then the second call went to his girlfriend(of course) and we have gotten around a letter a week saying they are doing well...Does your son have a girlfriend too maybe she is getting all the quality letters and calls like my son's girlfriend is!

does anyone know the levels in livefire...what does sharpshooter mean...what is marksman and the difference?

Never mind- I found the answer to this question...i knew i saw this info somewhere!!!


Where did you find it? I've been looking for the same thing!

Vbriggs, the info I saw was posted on this site. I've not been to the site you just gave, but now that I've pulled it up I'll have to check it all out!! I just posted a PDF file on graduation that everyone needs to read!!! Check it out. Posted on the main group section.

Ladies - Happy, happy Labor Day---Wow, our kiddos are almost finished w/ BC...This time next week, we all will be packing, (& i'll be baking his favorite cookies- to take for after PIR) and preparing for our flights, train trips, and drives...It will be great to meet you all to Sarge's Meet and Greet...

I'm kind of quiet on this site...i have a sarcastic sense of humor so i don't write often... can be misunderstood...tee-hee!  BUT- i did want you all to know that i have really enjoyed all of you and your posts...

you know i have many dear friends here at home, but they just don"t really get it, (what we are going thru...)you all and this site have made this time bearable...(even fun!!!) 

See you all very soon - Kimbo

my husband is in ship 14 div 289. 10 days to go!!!!!! i cant wait. i know im not a "mom" of n SR but i havent met anyone else in his ship or divison

AO Girl!!! Don't have to be a "mom". We're just a big family of mom's, wives, gf, aunties, grandmas even dads lol!

Glad you're here! Will you be coming to graduation? If so, we'd love to have you join us at Sarge's Meet and Greet! Send a shout out to MrsTower, she's another wife on here! 

I'm assuming from your name that your husband will be an AO! My daughter will as well! IYNOYNS!

Thanks for the welcome!!!!

i will be going to the grad. his family wont be coming. only me

i missed his phone call at 3 weeks. im supposed to get a phone call tomorrow or thursday

 my SR will also be going to Pensacola. Whats the Sarge's??

aoGIRL, On the main page of our group when you scroll down, look at the right side. You'll see a section that says SARGE's Meet and Greet on Sept 13. The meet and greet is a free event the night before graduation. There are over 166 of us from this site attending! We'll have a blast, so I hope you'll join us! Check out all the info about Sarge. He's great! Also, on the main page of this group on the right side, you'll see a section for "pages" there's one there that has a PDF with a lot more info about graduation week that you should read!


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