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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Hi all!  This is a discussion I've started for the families with recruits in Ship 2, Div 952.  Of course anyone can join, but this will help those of us in this specific group get to know each other. 

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That's funny, my son spent a whole page of his last letter telling me about how much weight he lost and how different he looks....he seemed so proud of the shape he's gotten into. I didn't think he needed to change anything. But I guess we love 'em no matter what.
Tammy - What's a sideboy? An I'm thinking it will be next week's PIR.....maybe today's, but I'm not sure.
If I was told correctly by Drew, they did 3 graduations, so today would be their first one. I could have heard wrong but I think that's what he told me. I'm thinking of them and will be sure to check FB!
I will definitely be looking at FB then tonight!
There are pictures posted from today's PIR on FB already....I can't tell if any of them is my SR...I wish I knew which flag he carried!!!!
Diana, doesn't he carry center stick or something like that? There's one photo; I'm almost sure it's their division. It's the 8th picture, maybe I'm just hoping that's them but it's all male and I'm pretty sure I can spot Drew but it could be wishful thinking- check it out, you too Tammy!
Off I go!!! I'll let you know if I see him....
Were you talking about the one that had them all lined in up a big row? I thought I saw a couple females at the end - but it was the 9th picture. Charlie wears BCG's so at least I could narrow it down.....I'm trying to find a way to zoom in on the pictures to be sure.
Diana, it's the one that has 2 comments underneath it; one says "Welcome A Board Sailors" and the second one says "Congratulations Sailors"- I had Drew's parents look at the pictures and they can see him too so this has to be their division, I hope you find him- it's like having a sneak peek! I love it! Make it your background on your computer and you can see it better.
Which one do you think is Drew? I still can't tell.....
He is in the second row from the left; 5th one back- the row with the star flag
I think...maybe perhaps, Charlie is the last guy in Drew's row.... The only one I saw wearing glasses.


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