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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.


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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.

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.

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Robert G Bradley ffg 49


Robert G Bradley ffg 49

a group for anyone associated with this lovely little ship.

Members: 7
Latest Activity: Oct 3, 2013

Discussion Forum


Started by jami88 Oct 2, 2013. 0 Replies

This Ship is decommissioning in Jan. and will be complete by March 2014 Continue

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Comment by mombychoice on October 3, 2013 at 12:36am

I haven't been on this site in so long that I have forgotten how to invite one to Friend. Looking to connect with jami88; I saw a post about the decommissioning of the Robert G Bradley. I you are that person, I'd like for you to make a contact with me by requesting Friend status or on this discussion site. I have a son on the RGB. It appears that you may have a sailor on there as well. Thanks  

Comment by mamaroo on October 6, 2012 at 11:04am

Up above it says the latest activity on this group was yesterday, but when I look at the comment trail, the last comment was March 27, 2012.  Is this group active?


Comment by mombychoice on March 27, 2012 at 11:49pm

Ladies, I started a group for all Frigate Moms last week. Perhaps if we include moms of all frigates there will be a lot more activity and opportunities for sharing and support. Please check it out and if you know anyone who has son/daughter on frigate please direct them to that group as well. Thanks.

Comment by mombychoice on March 21, 2012 at 8:10pm

Robin (Ali's Mom) I sent friend request. When it clears I will send you a private message. Please go to a new group I started a day or so ago - Frigate Moms. I think collectively we can get more conversation going with moms of several frigates. Hope to connect with yout tomorrow. Rest well.

Comment by mombychoice on March 19, 2012 at 10:56pm

Janet, looks like no postings on here in quite some time. Today I started a new group for moms of any/all frigates. Perhaps that way we can get some activity going. Look for Frigate Moms group on this site.

Comment by mombychoice on March 18, 2012 at 2:53pm

Hi Janet, our son will be joining this group sometime near the end of April. How long has your grandson been aboard. What is his rate? Jon will finish IT A-School on April 6. We are very proud of him, he has remained first in his class all the way through and at this time still maintains a 98 pt.overall average. We are working through acceptance of this assignment as the instructors really pumped him up for positions at Andrews AFB or another place in VA. The the next day when assignments came down the class was told that the day class took most of the desired positions before the night class had a shot at it. We are in Atlanta so there are some good things about it: he will be close enough to visit some and deployments 6  mos. vs. 1 yr. unless things turn uglier in the mideast. His dad and I are retired so we have some freedom to travel without interrupting work schedules. We are planning to go to Pensacola for grad and to say goodbye to several sailor friends whom we've know since GL training.We were hoping his best friend would be assigned same but instead will be located at the fartherest opposite base in US, Everitt, WA.  LOL. Wondering when your grandson joined this ship and was he on the last deployment at sea? From what I have been able to view, seems like they returned to Mayport in Oct. 2011??   Do you have any idea when they are planning to deploy again. We are trying to plan a wedding in our family and really hoped her brother would be in Mayport at that time. Hope to hear from you. Perhaps we need to start a site "Frigate Moms" since there are 55 frigates and maybe we could get some action going. I know there is already a site for Destroyer Moms. (That sounds kind of destructive doesn't it! LOL.)

Comment by Janet on March 16, 2011 at 5:40pm
I have a grandson on this ship, are there or do you know of any blogs that can keep us updated, or pictures. Would love to know and will share with his mom

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