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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 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.


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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I haven't gotten a letter yet and we are leaving for the weekend sometime this afternoon. We have had a really hard week, Just found out my dad has brain cancer. That is really hard to say.

It would be a nice pick me up to read about my son's experience. He was really excited when he left and the little note on the form letter was confident and happy. I balled like a baby when he left San Antonio. He is my baby, my caboose and him being gone makes our home a lot quieter. I don't have my little (6'2") country boy trying out his dance moves with me in in the kitchen anymore. I can't wait to hold that letter in my hands. It's so funny to think of him writing. Writing is so foreign to our kids. They know how to text and maybe send an email, but writing letters. I had to show him how to address an envelope before he left. It made be realize that I had not done my job as a mom.

Hey for those of you that pray, and I am guessing that's a lot, would you pray that by the PIR on Dec 2 I can tell Luke good news about his grandpa? Luke's grandpa's name is Danny.I'd really appreciate the help.


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Thank you so much. God is good all the time even when we don't understand. Thank you again.

Prayers from WV going up right now for you and your entire family.  Keep the faith!!
Thanks again.I know that God hears us.

Dear DBrown,

I'm very sorry your dad is going through all of this.  I pray for strength, courage, and faith for him, you, and the entire family.  I know there are no words that I could say to ease this time for you, so I've asked God to take over.  It is in his hands, just as it has always been.

Your son is in the same division as my son. I know what you're feeling, my friend.  It is truly emotional and difficult to watch our "babies" move to the next journey in their lives ... this time without us guiding them along the way.  But that's how it's supposed to be, isn't it?  God gives us the will to help build these children into young adults ready to take on the world and rise to the challenges ahead.  Be proud that you have done that!

I know you will receive a letter very soon and you will read that your son is doing things he never thought he could, he is making it through, he is becoming an even better person, and he is missing you and loving you.  I promise ... that will never cease to exist.  ~hug~

Stay strong ... take one day at a time ... breath.  Godspeed.


DBROWN I will say a prayer for u and your family that God gives the family comfort during ur time of need. Very sorry to hear that your dad has cancer, I know what u are going through I just lost my sister two months ago to bone cancer. It was a hard struggle but God saw us through and I know he will see you guys through as well. Keep ur head up!

DBrown...Sorry to hear about your Dad.  I'm praying for you!  My Dad had a stroke on 10/18 (he is only 59 years old) & has improved so much over the last week, it is a miracle and proof that God is listening.  I will pray for your good news to your son as I am praying that my Dad will be out of the hospital in time to make it to PIR.



Thanl you so much for the comforting words and prayers.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Before we knew what was wrong I started teadig " heaven is for real. I got it at a womans retreat . Great little book. I recommend it to everyone. What a blessing.
Dear my25sailor I will pray that your Dad continues recover as well. Thanks so .much everyone
Dear my25sailor I will pray that your Dad continues recover as well. Thanks so .much everyone
Dear my25sailor I will pray that your Dad continues recover as well. Thanks so .much everyone
prayer sent up, let us know when you hear from your son


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