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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 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).  


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**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 Mason

Is your sailor stationed on the USS Mason - then welcome aboard

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Comment by navymommo on February 10, 2014 at 3:16pm

This is Great news!   I know they will enjoy whatever Molly's mom's cook up!

Comment by Pat L. in IL on February 1, 2014 at 9:27pm

Hi USS Mason Moms, The USS Mason is the February adoption for Molly's Adopt A Sailor! Come to our page and join the fun!! BTW, we are doing a Mardi Gras theme!

Comment by jacqueline-rn on November 3, 2013 at 1:24pm

Hello, all.  How is everyone holding up?  I got tired of waiting to hear from command and e-mailed my son about sending Christmas goodie bags.  He ran it by his chief who was really excited about the idea so I'm going forward.

I started buying $0.88 bottles of Tylenol and Ibuprofen at Wal-mart during the summer.  I've got Ramen noodles, peanut butter crackers, and powdered single serve drink mixes.  I got over fifty tooth brushes donate by my dentist (who is still an evil man who likes to torture me but may have some redeeming qualities).  My son's chief told him that tuna packets are in big demand.  I'm going shopping!

My husband and I don't have a lot of obligations at Christmas (just the one kid in the navy, no grandkids, small families) and I've been planning this since last Christmas, so I can afford to send about 50 packages.  I know not everyone is in the same position and times are tight. If everyone who sends their sailor something would add a little goodie bag or two to be given away we could brighten a lot of lives.  It doesn't have to be lavish.  Just something to let them know we're thinking of them.

In order to be guaranteed delivery by Christmas mail no later than Nov. 14.  It's my third year doing this so if you have any questions let me know.

I know this is last minute.  Don't feel bad if you can't manage it at such late notice.

Happy Holidays!!!

Comment by navymommo on September 8, 2013 at 8:43pm


Comment by navymommo on September 7, 2013 at 3:42pm

Judy, you can message her on facebook and she also has it set up on paypal.  let me know if you still cannot find it.

Comment by navymommo on September 4, 2013 at 11:59pm
Absolutely love this!!!
Also.... Great news. He got mail!
Comment by jacqueline-rn on September 4, 2013 at 7:59pm

Okay,  navymommo.  If you think someone would get a chuckle out of it.

More years ago than I care to recall, I was twenty years old and arrived at the same conclusion that many twenty year olds do.  That a little geography between me and my family would be a good thing.  Even more geography would be even better!  So I packed up all my worldly goods (which didn't take long) and moved from Illinois to Colorado.  My room-mate and I were not exactly rolling in cash (we were twenty after all) and did not have a phone in our apartment.  We did have a view of the mountains and a balcony and a good stereo, so we thought we were livin' the dream.  The lack of a telephone didn't bother us a bit.  My mother sent me a letter with a self addressed, stamped, post-card enclosed and I thought it was a pretty good joke.


Until one day there was a knock at the door.  I opened the door to a police woman.  She verified my identity, gave me a scrap of paper with some familiar numbers on it and with a wry half smile said, "will you please call your grandmother?  She's worried about you."


My grandmother called the cops because I hadn't written?????  Seriously?????  Are you kidding me?????


(It may tell you something about my grandmother to know that while I was embarrassed, I wasn't all that surprised.)


Is there a point to this story?  Yes, yes there is.


Paybacks are hell, huh, Mom?

 More than a month after they sailed I finally got an e-mail from my son.  You know what they say about Karma!

Hang in there, friends.  We raised them to be strong, independent, productive adults.  I guess we did a pretty darned good job!

Comment by navymommo on September 2, 2013 at 9:15pm

Sorry Jacqueline!  you are a fantastic writer!  and you hit the nail on the head-  I think you should share! 

Ive been away but am hearing occasionally-  prayers to all.....

Comment by jacqueline-rn on August 21, 2013 at 8:54am

Hey navymommo!  I sent you a message a few days ago.  My attempt at philosophy.  How did I do?

Comment by navymommo on August 21, 2013 at 1:11am

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