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


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Time to have some fun, & raise some money to help Sarge & Mrs Sarge at the same time! :o)

Please help and spread the word through out your Division Groups!
 We are short on days now (2 DAYS!!) OMG!!! (o:

All the proceeds go to Sarge and his wife. They provide and purchase the food and hold this amazing reception for all of us to feel welcome and get information about our SRs – just because we are families/lovedones of Sailors! 
Let’s Pay it forward, Pay it forward!


Anyone that would like to put together a basket filled with items to represent your home state or items you have crafted, baked, or borrowed (& forgot to return to the neighbor that moved) ;o)   Maybe you crochet, or paint, or knit, or woodwork.

Holiday themes: Thanksgiving is here, Christmas is coming, Football teams(go Bears!!) lol.. We can have many different baskets with many different things in them: Sports items, Challenge Coins. Blue Candles. The possibilities are endless, anything goes!  Really it is whatever you want to bring. There is a dollar store and a Walmart right across the street for people to buy baskets if flying in. You can use gift bags,buckets, think "outside the box".

You bring it yourself to the Meet and Greet (M&G) and we'll raffle it off.  OR you can mail it to the Navy Lodge and we’ll get it to the M&G for you!

So far I have a basket from Illinois coming....anyone else....would love to see some friendly competition between states or teams! :o)



Represented so far are folks from: Illinios (2), NY, TN, Alaska, California(2), Iowa (2), Texas(2), Indiana, Rhode Island, Alabama(2), Florida, Louisiana, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, Louisiana, Michigan, Oregon, & Pennsylvania!!!!! & 2 I'm not sure of...and don't care!! ITs AWESOME!! (o:


Remember, ANYTHING goes!!

UPDATE ON RAFFLE TICKET SALES:::: Each raffle ticket will be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00, or if you are really enthusiastic, $20 for 25 tickets!!  

Please if you DO NOT want to participate, that is OKAY too!!  This was just something I saw other PIR groups do and thought it would be FUN!!! There is NO REQUIRMENT to do this!! There is no pressure!! If all you want is to participate by buying tickets thats AWESOME!!

Thank you!!  This is just to be fun & stress free & say THANK YOU to an amazing couple!

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Expect one from Western New York... (wish I could bring Buffalo Chicken Wings :D )...  Great idea, thanks for spearheading it.  I will be bringing name tags for all the N4Ms attending so we can know each other...

Hello NY! Thank you!! Like the wine from that area too!! ;o)

LOVE the name tag idea! I saw that thread awhile back!! Thank you for doing that!!

I'm in , representing East Tennessee - may be able to get my hands on some moonshine - the legal stuff - of course!


Moonshine?!  Can I just bid on your basket NOW?!  LMAO

YES!! :o) and now my hubby is interested! :o)

Alaska is in the house. I will try to get a basket of snow and moose turds past customs.

that is awesome! LOL  Moose turds could really sell well! :o) I'm thinking some nice pelts to keep us warm! :o)

I'm your 'entry' from IL :-)

Having fun now!!! :o) Thank you !!

I will bring a basket from Iowa for the 11/27 PIR.



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