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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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Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

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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.

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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Just got my form letter and found out my SR grad date and all so I am way excited~



Dawn in MI


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Dawn -  I got my SR's address from his recruiter on Tuesday waiting for the form letter to conform but if correct his is in ship 07  Div 011. I have been waiting since then for someone to post the same. When did your SR get to BC?

My SR got to bootcamp late on October 4th.

They grad on 12/2 so I am making my hotel reservations in the next few days :)

Are you going to PIR? if so I am looking forward to meeting you and SR!


HUGS to our guys!!!!

PRayers for them

Dawn in MI

Hi Dawn-  Yes I am going to PIR hope to meet you too..


Hi my son is also in this division. Cant wait to meet everyone at PIR. Take care
My son is in this division.  We still have not heard from him and very anxious to get a letter!
I received a 6 page letter from my son today. He said that their division is doing bad! alot of guys are getting into trouble which makes everyone in trouble. he wishes he was in another division! I feel bad for him. This week was hell he said. They had a test on Friday and he was told that if any one person fails the test then they would be held back 2 weeks. I sure they all passed!!
Adam's Mom- Hopefully they get it together and quickly.. I was so hoping things was getting better for my SR but after reading what you wrote I don't think so.. Will be keeping my fingers crossed that they alll passed that test.
Has anyone heard from their SR yet? I still have not. I just received a letter so far,
No letter or call yet..

My son is in Ship 07 Div one letter last Friday.  He seems to be doing okay. Should get a letter this Friday hopefully.  Has anyone else in this group gotten a letter or a call?

I have received one letter about 6 pages long. No call yet.

My SR is in Ship 07 Div 11.  I received his "Box" and the information sheet where he wrote me just 5 lines on the back.  He is having a hard time writing in all caps.  His handwriting has always been terrible!  So, no letter, no phone call.  Its been hard dealing with the "unknowing".  If any of you hear, will you please post?  Thanks!


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