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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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PIR 11/12/2010 - Alumni

This group is for everyone who has a recruit with a PIR date of 11/12/2010. Let's get to know each other, share stories and offer support! Can't wait to meet everyone!

Members: 91
Latest Activity: Sep 19, 2013

Discussion Forum

Ship 2, Div 952

Started by Diana PIR 11/12/10. Last reply by Lady Hamilton Sep 19, 2013. 353 Replies

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. 


Started by rdilworth. Last reply by rdilworth Oct 4, 2011. 2 Replies

Our daughter left on September 13th and other than the initial welcome letter from the Recruit Training Command and her box of belongings we haven't heard from her yet. We have mailed several letters…Continue

PIR 11/12/2010 Ship 11 Div 366

Started by nolaj. Last reply by swagner Nov 13, 2010. 370 Replies

Just got our letter today so not sure how many out there have the same information.  7 days in and he says it sucks !!!  probably so !!  we'll start writing to him,  encourage him to keep going and…Continue

Ship 11 Div 370

Started by savannahgal-nukemom1110MT. Last reply by Toni (T's Mom) Nov 11, 2010. 58 Replies

Already know of one other family member w/a sailor in this division. Anyone know how they are grouped?  Does their rate/job have anything to do with it?  Looking forward to meeting families at…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by Heather(labellaleigh) - ETwife on April 2, 2011 at 12:07pm

Wow... it has been forever since i've been on here. Well I just thought I would give a lil update on how things are going in GC. We've been here since Thanksgiving and set up in our home on base. It sucks that i'm alone 20 hours out of the day, 5 days a week but I met some amazing girls here to keep me from going insane. The only thing that sucks is that some of the girls that I became close with are about to move in the next month. But that's the Navy for ya i guess. Ben is dealing with school that best he can and had a few moments of "why am I here!?!". But after talking to his SLPO, he was able to see that things could be so much worse and he had nothing to worry about. =)


As far as life in GC.... the weather is unpredictable, so getting sick was really easy. The drivers here suck. No one knows what a turn signal is here or how to park in the lines. And when it rains.... it POURS! So the roads are horrible to drive on because they are uneven.


Other than that, things here are great =) Still have a year and 1/2 to go.

Comment by Kgswifeforever on March 9, 2011 at 2:34pm
Hi!!!!! Well for all that i have not talked to, we got stationed in Virginia! and hubby is assigned to the Eisenhower! We got a place and i will be moving up there the end of March! im so excited! and it feels so good to see him on a regular now. And the best news of all!!!! We get a whole year together before his first deployment! So im so excited!!!!
Comment by Sharon ~ K's Mom on March 8, 2011 at 2:56pm
Christina, that is so awesome that you were able to see Diego and the guys were able to catch up a bit. He told me that he and Kelsey went skating, that is one thing he enjoys. He used to play Roller Hockey and did well, all our K's had roller blades when they were younger and we used to go ice skaing every other Sunday after church. They loved it. That is so cool that you will finally be going down, they keep telling us there is so much to do and to see. Glad that bf is on track, he is only a week behind. That's not bad, the bottom line is he will graduate. Congrats on him being the "Honorman" that is awesome!! FIrst of last in the class all graduate, what an honor!! Your son sounds so cute, I love when they start talking and making sentences. Enjoy!!
Comment by Christina (EM Nuke gf 1111M ) on March 8, 2011 at 12:15am

Hey I am so glad to read some updates.


Sharon I saw Deigo the other weekend at the ice skating rink. Him and my bf caught up for a minute. My bf is definietly in the same boat as Diego with cant wait for schooling to be over. I am actually moving to SC which I know will make Nuke school more enjoyable for my bf because he will have someone from home finally with him and wont be so stressed with boredom :)


As far as my sailor goes he graduates A-School June 10th (hes a lil behind then the other nukes he went to BC with because he got put in INDOC in GL because he needed to get medically cleared. But hes finally on track :) Hes the class honor-man. His family and I couldn't be more proud of him and of course his son is 2yo and we have him saying "I wanna go to the naby with daddy" So maybe we will start a generation thing with the Navy ;)

Comment by Sharon ~ K's Mom on March 5, 2011 at 1:38pm
It is so good to hear updates from everyone. It is a blessing to hear they are all doing well, love their jobs and that they are serving our country. Diego is glad that he has joined as well, he is learning alot going "Nuke" and will be glad when schooling is over. It is very long days for him, but he has Kelsey and other great friends to hang with on the weekends. They have a couple of younger married couples they hang with and are neighbors and it all works for them. They are enjoying the area and getting out when they can. We can't wait to go and visit in June, though I am sure it will be hard to come back home and leave them again. We really miss them!!
Comment by kim PIR 11/12 SHIP 11 DIV 369 on March 5, 2011 at 1:18pm
Sincew graduating from boot camp my son Kasey went to San Antonio for Master at Arms school. He graduted from MA school January 28. My parents went for his graduation. And as luck would have it he got stationed in Annapolis, MD. He is only an hour and half from home. This is good and a bad thing. I like the fact he is in the same state but yet he did join to see the world. He is hoping in another year he gets to go to Bahran, For now he really loves his job as a military cop and enjoying his new life.
Comment by Diana PIR 11/12/10 on March 4, 2011 at 7:30pm

Heather - Sounds like your son is having a great Navy experience! It's amazing how much our "kids" have grown and matured so much so quickly!


Letzfly - I completely understand about the choices between gf and family (dog)...My son PROMISED to come see me for Christmas but somehow forgot that when he booked his flight o MD to see is gf instead! Tried so hard not to be jealous!  He did tell me he'd come down to see me between FL and TX....we'll see! 


Josteph - Great news on your sailor and so happy you'll get to see him again soon! 

Comment by HeatherMc(ship11, DIV 369) on March 4, 2011 at 7:11pm
My son is in CT. and has seen more snow than he could imagine being a southerner and all. He graduated Basic enlisted submarine school, as a distinguished honor man, which I attended and is on hold for advanced technical training. Wow what a difference, he is a man for sure now & gave us a great view of the barracks, submarines , base and his life. He'll be there for Techno training, A school and hopefully C school as well. He is motivated & keeps a positive attitude through all the waiting. I am so proud that he chose NAVY!
Comment by Diana PIR 11/12/10 on March 4, 2011 at 4:35pm

Well I suppose I should have given my update! lol... My son isin Pensacola for A-School - he said he finishes there in April then goes to San Angelo, TX for C-School...  Even though he's just 9 hours away you'd thinkg we'd get up there for a visit but life just isn't allowing us to do it!  We are hoping he'll be able to come down to see us between Pensacola and Texas.  From Texas he is getting stationed back in Ft. Meade, MD - which is right where he grew up.  He joined the Navy to see the world and is getting sent home!  Go figure!


@ Diana - which base in Penssacola is your sailor stationed on? 

Comment by josteph(Ship02/Div952) on March 4, 2011 at 2:40pm

Hey Everyone! My Sailor is in Port Hueneme, CA, he graduates A-school (Seabee Construction Mechanic) next Friday! He finally comes home (after being apart for 6  months). He is in the Reserves, so he'll be back to his old job and doing his monthly drills here in our state.

He's learning a lot and became the Squad leader. He really enjoys learning all that he has to become a Construction Mechanic. He's had some hard long days without much sleep but he says you kinda get used to it (being sleep deprived). Luckily, I've been able to visit him twice in A-school.


I can't wait for my Sailor to come home :) It's nice to hear everyone's updates.


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