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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 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.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**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.

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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Oh my god on the way home from work I got a call from my son, I was so shook up I had to pullover.   He said he was ok and doing good, he said their division got some sort of flag today I think he said scholastic flag) not sure though but he was real proud.   He said they would not get to call again until he calls to say he is a sailor.


He said his division is having some problems meeting deadlines, and hopes that they graduate still on 6/3, hopefully they will get together as a team and do what needs to be done.


I talked with him for 13 minutes, and he hung up and had the opportunity to give his dad a quick call.   He has made friends with some of the friends that I have here on so that is good they know we are communicating and keeping each other updated!   


I was having a real downer day so this perked me right up, he said boot camp sucks but everything will be good when he is done.    I told him I miss so much, and he said really ???  and I said yes I miss you to pieces!


Well thats all I have I hope some of you got calls today also! 

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I was just on the chat its not a scholastic flag it is a capture the cup flag and I guess that is very good.
oh captains cup flag I guess, I am to excited, I think I got it right this time......

Hopefully you will get your call today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Remember no call is a good call.   He basically sounded good, a little emotional but not to bad.


He said his division keeps screwing up so they are really working hard at getting there act together and work as a team.


I hope today is your day!



we will be coming in on 6/2 we are driving from Minnesota.  

Hello...I also have a son in this division. I worry about them every day.He says no one works together to get things done. I hope and pray that everything goes well and they are able to graduate on the 3rd of June. He also said that they have sent 2 guys back a week or so. So that is scarey. In every letter he tells me how bad it is there, I cant wait to get a good letter or call!! He tells me that he misses home sooo bad. This is the worst thing he has ever done. I keep telling him to keep his chin up and it will be over soon. The only bad thing is that he found out that he is going to be a grad and go, so we only get him for a few hours after graduation and then he will be off to his A school in Meridian Miss. He is a div leader right now, he says he has been for a while, I just pray that things come together for them all!!   

I met with a friend of mine last night and her son PIR'd in April, I told her about my sons letters saying the division is having a hard time to, and she said they say that to every division to have them step up to the plate a little more, and she told me not to worry they will get together and grad will be 6/3.


My son is also a div leader, and the athletic leader, thankfully he is loving it, and hasn't said one thing like that, if he would have my heart would have broke.


I am sure your next letter will be better, they homesick, and they are more that halfway through they can do it!!!



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