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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)

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**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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

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**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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PIR 5/07/2010

For Everyone with someone graduating boot camp 5/7/10. Share and Discuss.

Members: 66
Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2011

Congrats Everyone

Discussion Forum

Are there any Moms of new Sailors heading for Master of Arms A school?

Started by mvpmom. Last reply by mvpmom May 21, 2010. 6 Replies

I've heard that more graduates from ship 12 are heading to Texas and I would love to hear from you. So far I've heard they will leave on May12th. Continue

Ship 012 Div 182

Started by lorraineld. Last reply by JetPatch May 11, 2010. 121 Replies

Any one have a child in this unit?

Ship 12 Div 181

Started by SAFutureFC~ship 12, div 181~. Last reply by txwyfan May 6, 2010. 28 Replies

I didnt see a group for DIV 181 so i thought i would start one. My Fiancee is in this Division. If anyone has any questions about boot, feel free to ask, I graduated Nov '09.Continue

Medical Discharge

Started by AlyciasMom. Last reply by AlyciasMom May 3, 2010. 6 Replies

Is anyone familiar with this subject? My daughter fractured her femur and dislocated her hip. This injury required surgery and she now has 3 pins in her leg/hip. I am just wondering about this. It…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by old mom on June 3, 2010 at 9:53pm
Hi everyone hope all are well and your sailors are doing great. rusty is still in GL but has started A school. Loves his new found freedom and is getting along well with his roommates. It's so nice to beable to pick up the phone and talk to him. Hope all is well. God bless.
Comment by mvpmom on May 27, 2010 at 7:05pm
Wow. Thanks for the answer that sounds interesting and I love Virginia Beach. Glad to hear the good news for your Son and you and I'm amazed at all the different training and jobs the Navy has to offer. There is something for everyone exept for worried Moms well I take that back we have Navy for moms.
Comment by Libby(CJs Mom) on May 27, 2010 at 9:46am
mvpmom - Dam Neck is an annex of Oceana NAS and is just south of Virginia Beach, VA. There are several tenant commands there, but our son is there for Intelligence Specialist A School at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center.

There are 2 from Div 183, 1 from Div 184 and I'm not sure what division the other one was in.

The good news is they picked up a few more booters and a half dozen or so fleet returnees, so they can start class on Tuesday next week. Now the fun really starts!
Comment by mvpmom on May 26, 2010 at 10:36pm
I saw some Sailors on the today show today for fleety week. A couple looked like SR's did anybody see those handsome boys?
Comment by mvpmom on May 25, 2010 at 10:29pm
Libby(CJ's Mom)Where is this Dam Neck?What div are those guys from? My Son likes doing his laundry and that they can use soap that has a smell.Great quote! We love hearing that stuff. Is anybody else getting a new appreciation of their parents?
Comment by Libby(CJs Mom) on May 24, 2010 at 10:49am
There is life after boot camp! Our son is out at Dam Neck waiting to class up. That means after the boom-boom-boom of recruit training they are given a task in the morning like cleaning or pulling weeds and then usually cut loose after lunch to fend for themselves. Fortunately, so far they are keeping busy by going to the gym and running.

4 sailors from the 5/7 training group went there. It looks like a couple of more weeks on hold waiting for enough to start a class. In the meantime, he is learning things like doing his own laundry. He noted that when he went to clean the room, the cleaners weren't just magically in the closet like they had always been - he had to hike over to the NEX and buy some!

Direct quote - "This being an adult kinda sucks."

Absolutely made our day!

Hope all is well with everyone and their sailors as they learn their role in the Navy.
Comment by mvpmom on May 22, 2010 at 11:46pm
Hi Ship 12! I miss youy all. My son is roommates with a great guy from 183. Looks like through facebook our Sailors guys are staying in touch. He got his cell phone and wow is it cool to know I can call anytime. Now I'm just trying to stop me from over doing it but I swear it was not long ago I was watching his baseball games at the park!
Comment by Cassandra Rose on May 17, 2010 at 10:39pm
Hey guys! My sailor is still in Great Lakes for A School as well. He's in indoc right now, waiting to class up to start Corpsman classes. Any other corpsman people out there? James is having an awesome time with his new found freedom- as it sounds like they all are. I stayed an extra week/weekend after PIR weekend and it was awesome. Got to hang out with him on base all week 4-9:45 and off base Fri/ Sat/ Sun all day. SO glad I made the decision to stay even though I had no clue how much I'd be able to see him! Glad to see everyone is still checking in :]
Comment by old mom on May 17, 2010 at 9:10pm
Hi everyone it is so good to see everyone hear. Rusty is still at Great Lakes and loves his new found freedom. Soem adjustments but sounds happy and content. wants his ipod and cloths. Doesn't know when he'll start A school. Glad everyone is doing good. It'sso good to hear you all again. take care and keep up the posts.
Comment by Stephanie-Sub-Wife on May 17, 2010 at 4:18pm
My sailor is in groton ct also sailor mom! I stayed there all week at the navy lodge, I just got back today, I'm going back to see him thursday through Sunday. This is great now that they are there! Who is your son? They are probably friends!

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