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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. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**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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Graduates PIR 08/19/11 TG 40


Graduates  PIR 08/19/11 TG 40

Please follow us on the alumni group!

Members: 67
Latest Activity: Feb 27, 2018

Discussion Forum

Encouragement Questionnaire

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons. Last reply by Charlie Feb 27, 2018. 10 Replies

Places to Eat in Great Lakes

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW. Last reply by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW Aug 19, 2011. 0 Replies

Ship 10, DIV 267 Navy Mom

Started by Navy Mom Sandi. Last reply by Onedaysoon ((Ship 10-Div 267)) Aug 18, 2011. 336 Replies

Ship 10 Div 266

Started by Pmbell 02 (SHIP 10 DIV 266). Last reply by momma'o~32020 Aug 17, 2011. 62 Replies

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Comment by NewMexicoMom on August 21, 2011 at 5:28pm

Hello, Ladies.

  My husband & my daughter's boyfriend are still at Midway waiting for their flight home.  Their flight doesn't leave til 8:05 this evening.  But luckily, they were among the fortunate ones as our sailor didn't leave until today.

  I've been reading all the postings and that's crazy the Navy let someone come in to solicit credit cards for these young people.  I wanted to discuss this with my daughter first.  I'm waiting for her to check in to see if she got one.

  I would love to be able to check in with you from time to time so if someone who is familiar with setting up a group wants to change the group name...I'm all for that.

  Are there any IT Training moms here?  My daughter will be in this training at Pensacola until February.

Comment by Pmbell 02 (SHIP 10 DIV 266) on August 21, 2011 at 5:12pm
Back in Oklahoma only 4ish hours to go!
Comment by diannep on August 21, 2011 at 4:51pm

mjhamik:  Hoping that you all do not disband this group.  You will join other groups now where your sailors are, but hope you stop in here to catch up with one another every now and then!

gsskygirl:  You may want to change your group name....PIR 8/19/11 alumni or sailors, or something indicating they have graduated!  Up to you!

Comment by mjhamik on August 21, 2011 at 4:34pm
Forgot to ask... but what happens now?  Will this Group disban and we'll join another with people from where our sailors are? 
Comment by mjhamik on August 21, 2011 at 4:31pm

Trip home was fine....until we got to the airport in Omaha....our surburban was one of many that was totalled in a hail storm on Thursday night.  Our windshield was not broken out, but should have been.  Our rear side window was GONE completly.  Of course with the hail we had a lot of rain. We were told that the glass repair wouldn't be done until Sunday, but luckily everything fell into place and they repaired it yet Saturday.  Then it was off to Lincoln to drop another son off for his first year of college. Momma's emotions are running on empty. A lot of tears....most from lack of sleep.  Can't wait to go back to work tomorrow and get some rest!


Comment by jma1216 Ship 2 Div 940 on August 21, 2011 at 2:33pm
Home, I can't believe how wonderful this whirlwind weekend was! A lot of our plans changed last minute due to liberty changes. But we spent time with our son and that's what matters. He has changed so much, I'm sure everyone noticed also!

Can't wait to visit in Pensacola, a lot quicker drive!
Comment by diannep on August 21, 2011 at 1:29pm

jvptxmom:  Your son is at GL A School, right?  There used to be a place called LockNGo, run by former Navy personnel, where you could store these things for your sailors until they could have them.  Sadly, they were a victim of the bad economy and closed down a few months back.  Someone said there are some lockers on base that they can store in...but not sure about that. 

I didn't send any civies with/to my son but he was only in A School for about 3 mos.  He ended up buying just a few things to use while there. 

Comment by diannep on August 21, 2011 at 1:25pm
Ladies, for those of you who posted about your PIR days with your sailors here, I hope you print out these posts and keep them in a scrapbook with your bootcamp memorabillia.  Someday, you all can read through these and have a good laugh!  Well, we hope, right?  These are some great stories!  And...although we think we will remember every detail....I can tell you from your 50's, your forget!  UGH!
Comment by diannep on August 21, 2011 at 1:23pm more "moment" that my sailor had.  A store credit card came into the mail here shortly after he arrived at his duty station over a yr ago.  For a jewelry store!  What?  He doesn't wear jewelry!  I called him and he said, "Oh, yeah, this guy and I signed up because the girl was "hot."   Ch-ching on some commission for her! 

Oh boy...forget what I said below about responsibility....sigh...Thankfully, he told me to cut it up...he had no intention of going back into that store...I guess he found other "hot" girls...

Comment by diannep on August 21, 2011 at 1:20pm

duhuh:  Amen on them "taking advantage" of these young military souls with their "free offers".  I had told my son (not so young...23 when he left for bc) that these business people know you have a steady paycheck...big or small.  They will sweet talk you. 

My son had sold his car before he left home---had saved to buy (cash) another car.  He went to the car dealer with a buddy...thank GOD for that buddy...younger but had been educated on buying a car and was doing Kellys Blue Book on every car they were shown.  Finally found a deal on a newer "used" car...that he loved.  Priced right.  Belonged to a sailor who had deployed (supposedly).  Lease return, I'm sure. 

Anyway...when the lady started offering him all of the "perks" during the finalization of the sale, my son said he told her:  NO NO NO NO NO.  She got frustrated with him and started to tell him he would regret it.  Shame on her!  He didn't budge and got a good deal.  He has never had a credit card...well, he was on my account for a couple of yrs for "emergencies" since he lived away from home before enlisting.  He never used it (he needed my verbal approval first anyway)....was very responsible.  I actually had to talk him into getting a credit card with Navy Fed because of the way credit scores are set up...stupid...I told him to use it once a month for gas, but I don't think he uses it (he says he doesn't want to).  Must be why he called home saying he has no money! 

It is so hard to teach our children these lessons when "society" (greedy) is teaching them something else.  Thankfully, as I'm sure is the case with many of you all, he has been taught right by example with us and both sets of grandparents too.  He also had all of the "horror" stories shared with him on what happens if you are irresponsible with money and he even watched Suze Orman with me a few times.  Hope he hangs tough! 


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