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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)

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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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USS Fitzgerald

Moms of sailors on the Fitz

Members: 25
Latest Activity: Oct 18, 2020

Discussion Forum

fitzgerald coming back to homeport

Started by Cathy. Last reply by Cathy Dec 13, 2012. 2 Replies

Does anyone know if the Fitz is headed back to homeport since Korea lauched the rocket already?Continue

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Comment by duhhuh58 Ship 10/Div 267 on May 21, 2013 at 10:34pm


Comment by Spokane Sailormom on May 21, 2013 at 1:44pm
Nice that she won't be alone. Its a little difficult to have a loved one in a different time I won't anymore finally...yeah!.. I wish her luck.. I am sure she will be great and happy. Welcome to the fitz
Comment by duhhuh58 Ship 10/Div 267 on May 21, 2013 at 1:36pm

oh i know she'll be in good hands.  her bf is on the fitz also.  she's an fc with the agis(?) system.  she has never been overseas at all.  i have (air force brat) and her sister got out of the navy last year and was on deployment so this will be new to her.  at least she has her bf who has been there for 6 months but just happens to be on leave in ca right now, lol

Comment by Spokane Sailormom on May 21, 2013 at 1:19pm
She will be in good hands as the Fitz is a close family. I hope she loves Japan and is adventurous. There is so much to see there. My son leaves Japan beginning of June... what is her rate? (Job)... tell her to hang in there, it can be a little scary at first if she has not ever been stationed over sea's.
Comment by duhhuh58 Ship 10/Div 267 on May 21, 2013 at 8:48am

my daughter is leaving out of Seattle this morning at 8:30 am west coast time for her new journey in japan.  :(

Comment by Spokane Sailormom on April 22, 2013 at 10:25pm
I got to fb with my sailor.. he seems to be in better spirits finally. He will be moving to the States in June and will be joining the USS John Paul Jones in San Diego... I will be happy when he is back in the same time zone as me! He will be coming home for a few weeks in between. I can't hardly wait!..
Comment by granny of 2 on April 22, 2013 at 11:00am

rumor has it they will be returning to Japan soon. Fingers crossed that nothing gets in their way!

Comment by Spokane Sailormom on April 22, 2013 at 9:48am
Yeah!!!! Nice to hear.. thanks
Comment by Cindy on April 21, 2013 at 5:44pm
Received a F/B message on 4/11 telling me he was safe, he loved us and happy birthday to me....made my day complete.
Comment by navymarinemom55 on April 15, 2013 at 12:38pm

I received a FB message last Thursday from my sailor. Just said " Hey mom, just wanna let you know that I am safe, sorry haven't talked much we've been busy. tell everyone I said hi, love you"



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