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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.


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PIR 3-11-11

Members: 107
Latest Activity: Aug 1, 2012

Discussion Forum

A-school for AD in Pensacola, Florida?

Started by Truth4Kids. Last reply by cbc mom Aug 1, 2012. 20 Replies

Hi Ladies, Thank you Jesus its Friday!  Just a few more Fridays till we SEE our SAILORS!Looking for other families with a Sailor going to A-School for Aviation Mechanics in Pensacola, Florida. Continue

Nuke A School FAQ

Started by NF Mom. Last reply by NF Mom Mar 15, 2011. 1 Reply

 Nuke A School FAQ click the Above LinkContinue

Ship 12 Div 102

Started by glassdog. Last reply by glassdog Mar 15, 2011. 96 Replies

Hi all!  I thought this might be a good way for us to connect!  So took the advice of some other moms.  Hopefully we can get information on when we start receiving calls and letters and other info!

Off to Washington State (PIR's 03-11-2011)

Started by Scott's mom (Ship 12 / Div 091) Mar 11, 2011. 0 Replies

Are any of the SR's off to WA? This mom now has an empty nest!

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Comment by kathryn56 on June 4, 2011 at 7:39pm

Hi, all. It was good to see the yearbook.

Congratulations to your son, Hisbeloved! Great news.

I know how you feel, TxtLadyJane. Nuke school seems to be forever. So glsad you got a visit over Memorial Day. We drove up to see our sailor and her  sister,but just for one night. She did get permission to come home for Easter, though - that was wonderful She graduates A school on te 24th so we will drive to Chatleston then and bring her home for 10 days!

Comment by MzNavyMom on June 4, 2011 at 8:42am
I placed an order for the graduation DVD PIR 3/11/11, Ship 12/Div 100.  During the ceremony, which was awesome from what little I saw, a Navy official called me from the bleachers because my 21 year old niece fainted in the bathroom.  So of course, I missed main parts of the ceremony.  Well, the DVD is the closest that I will ever come to being at my son's ceremony again so...bring it on.  I can't wait to watch it!!!
Comment by TxLadyJane(ET Nuke Mom) on June 1, 2011 at 3:17pm

Congrats on all who have came back to tell us you have gotten your Keel Yearbook.


Congrats also to Hisbeloved, that is great news, I fear I have a long wait with Nuke School, although we did get to see him over Memorial Day weekend he got a special Chit.

Comment by MzNavyMom on May 23, 2011 at 10:54am
Ship 12 Div 100. Just received my son's Keel Yearbook in the mail. WOW I really wasn't expecting it but was pleasantly surprised. I found my son in many photo shot and was quite pleased with the book. I hope other enjoy it as much as I do.
Comment by Carol(ship12 Div.091) on May 19, 2011 at 9:11pm
We received the Keelbook and I am thankful to see the Division pictures.  I realize that the front of the book is probably the same as other graduating Divisions so they most likely are generic pictures... nevertheless, I was thrilled to see our Division in print and be able to finally put faces to the names.  Hope all is going well for everyone.
Comment by paybacks398 on May 19, 2011 at 9:24am

Ship 12 Div 092 we received our Keel book and we found our grandson in at least 5 pictures-there was a picture of his graduation in his blue uniform also

Comment by Redfly on May 19, 2011 at 7:16am

While in bootcamp they order their graduation pictures and you can order the keel yearbook then as well.

Comment by MzNavyMom on May 18, 2011 at 9:54pm

What is a Keel Yearbook and where do you get one from?


Comment by Redfly on May 18, 2011 at 7:50pm
Just received my son's keel book and I must agree with GBsMom, I was also kind of disappointed.  My son's division graduated in their Navy Blue uniforms yet the book has a graduating class in the white uniforms.  The only pictures that belonged to his division was their single graduation pictures.  Kind of disappointing.
Comment by nikosmom ( CVN 70, Seaman ) on May 18, 2011 at 12:09am
is anyone else still waiting for the DVD? I feel like I'm the only one??

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