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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 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).  

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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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San Antonio MA's Discussions (43)

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New to MA school group

My son is in MA school and slated for graduation on Mar. 22nd.  How many are allowed to attend graduation?  

Started by kimmie16

4 Sep 8, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

Any tips for getting married in San Antonio?

My sailor will be starting "A" school in September and so I was wondering how people have gotten married there. Any information will be gre…

Started by arwenevenstar3313

5 Aug 18, 2014
Reply by lemonelephant

1st Duty Station

Hey ladies! Just wondering where your sailor's first duty station is. My fiance is heading to "A" school this September and I just wanted t…

Started by arwenevenstar3313

8 Jul 20, 2014
Reply by Lovefuzzfaces

Autobody shop

Hi,my son just drove 1200miles from ca to tx without a hitch .no room at the base so he goes to hotel for the night. Car was hit overnight…

Started by JMom 04/812

0 Mar 9, 2014

Anyone attending 7/26/13 pinning of the badge graduation at Lackland AFB?

I was wondering if anyone would be attending this Friday, and could possibly take picture(s) of my Sailor (son) getting pinned at graduatio…

Started by JC's Mom

11 Aug 9, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant

August 23 graduation

anyone attend graduation on the 23rd.  would love to know any info available.   Im lost  

Started by 239NavyMom

0 Aug 9, 2013

How long will the A school be including travel home?

My fiance is going to be attending this A School for MA after his graduation on July 19th. How long will he be gone? Is is normally for 40…

Started by Krose018

5 Jun 5, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant

getting married...

hey everybody, My fiance is in san antonio tx A school and we are trying to get married. neither one of us know the first thing about what…

Started by lovemysailor

4 Feb 26, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant

When can I visit?

My husband will arrive at MA school in San Antonio somewhere around February 9th. Originally I had the impression that I could drive him hi…

Started by sailorswife_ship14_div093

1 Jan 10, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant

Year end tax filing

Question: does anyone know how our sailors prepare their year-end taxes while in the service?  Do they have folks on base that help them? …

Started by Laurie(Ship03DIV176)PIR 6/08/12

1 Jan 7, 2013
Reply by lemonelephant


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