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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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DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**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 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

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


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ALUMNI of PIR 11/21/2012 TG 2 — 11 Divisions (009–018 & 902) Discussions (19)

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Ship 13 (USS Marvin Shields) Divisions 015 & 016 (Brother Divisions)

Welcome to the discussion group for divisions 015 & 016. These two divisions are brother divisions and will be training together from t…

Started by ellen0502

193 Nov 11, 2012
Reply by Singin'Sailor'sMom

PIR 11/21/2012

Our son left on 29th anv. he has a close relationship with so on that day in sept it was so hard to watch him walk out that door. The first…

Started by leesw

2 Nov 6, 2012
Reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

Ship 02 (USS Rueben James) Division 902

Welcome to the discussion group for division 902. Your SRs, soon to be SAILORS, are becoming friends, and some of them may be heading to A…

Started by ellen0502

32 Oct 30, 2012
Reply by sherry73

ship 12 div 010

Hi. My son is Austin in ship12 div 010. They are halfway through! So looking forward to meeting other families in this division. We maybe g…

Started by vballmom

1 Oct 29, 2012
Reply by ellen0502

Flight Info Card

This is something you can print onto a card or hand write it if your recruits RDC doesn't allow printed or typed documents. Have your Sailo…

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons

0 Oct 22, 2012


He is on Ship 14 Div 14.

Started by Sailor14

1 Oct 18, 2012
Reply by Tammy

Thank You

ellen0502, Thanks for the heads up,  I will send him a letter right away requesting a DVD order.

Started by Sailor14

0 Oct 18, 2012

Graduation 11/23/12

Not able to attend the ceremony that day.  Does anyone know if there is a DVD to purchase on the event ?

Started by Sailor14

3 Oct 17, 2012
Reply by ellen0502

My son is in Ship 13 Div 016

I cant wait to see him again

Started by pcrager Ship13 Div 016

1 Oct 7, 2012
Reply by ellen0502


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