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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.


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**PIR**  FEBRUARY 26, 2010

This group is for anyone who as a loved one graduating February 26, 2010

Members: 32
Latest Activity: Nov 30, 2017

Discussion Forum

schedule for battlestations

Started by Shea Jul 26, 2012. 0 Replies

Do they still release a schedule for battlestations.  My son is due to graduate on August 2, 2011.  ThanksContinue

Updated Battlestations 21 Schedule

Started by True Grit. Last reply by mom2joshandjacob May 1, 2011. 37 Replies

Anyone have the new schedule for Battle Stations  as the last oneexpires tomorrow. This would be a help to the SR families as they wouldknow when to expect a call home from our sailors.Continue

USS Chicago SHIP 7 Division 104

Started by True Grit. Last reply by Clarissa Feb 24, 2010. 34 Replies

Hi All anyone else Loved one from this class. Our son has sent home many letters and we  and our extended family & friends have responded in turn. Our Son went with a small group from NY he Made…Continue


Started by essbartell Feb 21, 2010. 0 Replies

Hey- here is a good website about graduation and such. Thought I would put it on here. Not sure if anyone had looked on here before. :) Enjoy. Graduation Schedule-…Continue

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Comment by Debbie on May 31, 2011 at 2:30pm

Hey Monica!  Homecoming will be celebrated where they come in to port which is quite aways from where we live!  Matt only has a few days before he has to report back to his "homebase"  but we will be staying in town to spend that time with him. I won't see Matt again until the very end of summer when he and his GF are taking liberty ( she is a sailor gal! ) and will be coming to visit.

I am so looking forward to spending time with  Miss navybum in person!  As she described we meet right here during boot camp and have stayed in touch since then.  Been especially nice having someone to talk to whose sailor is where my sailor is!! We compare notes to make sure our sailors stay on their toes!!

Monica - if I remember correctly we are in close proximity geographically - we should do lunch someday!!

Comment by Debbie on May 13, 2011 at 10:23am
Gotta update my pic!!
Comment by Debbie on May 13, 2011 at 10:23am
Hello friends!!  Thought I would drop you a line - thinking of all you and hoping you and your sailor are doing well.  Lots happening here - I moved to Long Island, my sailor's first deployment is winding down, my husband will be on the Tiger Cruise, I am going to the homecoming and my sailor became engaged in February to a sailor gal!!!  Phew!!!  But that about sums it up!  xxoo
Comment by hismomdeeship7div103 on October 22, 2010 at 10:51pm
My son graduated from culinary school 3 weeks ago and is awaiting his orders to go to Groton conneticut for sub school, no idea where he will be going after that. Hoping to have him home for the holidays.
Comment by hismomdeeship7div103 on September 22, 2010 at 9:53am
Ok girls, does anyone remember the site for the free flags? I have not posted for awhile but have been keeping up by reading all of the posts. My son was dropped from his program in April, then put on medical hold til mid Aug when he was cleared and then sent to CS ASchool in Great Lakes. Now he is graduating next week, I have my plane ticket to go to graduation. I have been fortunate enough to make several visits to him over the last months and he made a suprise visit for his brother's graduation.
Comment by Gman Navy Husband on August 27, 2010 at 7:50am
no, she is just starting next week. I am just dropping her off.
Comment by Gman Navy Husband on August 25, 2010 at 11:30am
they learned that it makes the world go around!

my wife's classmates from A school are getting to their duty station in a couple of days then deployed right away. I guess we are lucky she has C school first.
Comment by Gman Navy Husband on August 25, 2010 at 12:44am
She is going to C school in Cherry Point, NC then off to Norfolk.
Pensacola was fun but after we seen the sights it was rather hot and boring. We liked it though.
So far she likes the Navy. Her basic bunkmate hates it, but she got married in A school and then sent to Japan. Kids will never learn, you gotta get married before your orders come down or the Navy will not care!!
Comment by Gman Navy Husband on August 23, 2010 at 1:07pm
That should be fun monica q, they have everything we have here on the base. I read an article that they have all the luxuries of the states, even McDs and the like! Look at the bright side, he is staying close to the states, it could have been Japan or Guam or something far flung like that.
Comment by Gman Navy Husband on August 21, 2010 at 11:41am
dildraa, what is your son's rate?? Ft. Gordon is an Army base! Sounds like my wife, she is going to Cherry Point, NC for C school and that is a Marine base!

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