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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.


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**UPDATE 3/07/2022**

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


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ALUMNI OF PIR 06/29/2012 TG 33 — 12 Divisions (195–204, 814 & 933) Discussions (35)

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First, what is a Marlinespike (or Marlinspike)? This is what I found on Wikipedia. You can also web search the term and lots of sites come…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

4 Jun 7, 2012
Reply by SHIP 11 DIV 198 Jacob's Mom

Getting ready....

Got our 12 passenger van rented and our rooms rented at the Navy Lodge.  We are all set and can't wait to get on the road to Chicago!!!  Ju…

Started by BirdsMom(Ship 12 Div 204)

2 Jun 5, 2012
Reply by BirdsMom(Ship 12 Div 204)

Calls from your SR

Comment by JessicaB-Sailor Mom on May 27, 2011 at 6:02am As far as the first call...they are NOT guaranteed to call. Most get 3 calls: the…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

2 Jun 4, 2012
Reply by Recruit Man - Ronny

Encouragement Questionnaire

You will have to copy and paste this to word and tweak it a little so that it works for you. This is one of the questionnaires I made and s…

Started by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons

0 Jun 1, 2012

Phone calls TODAY!!!!!! Who else got one?

Getting phone calls today after many days without notice. Share your experiences. How are they doing? What's NEWS!!!!! Let's go share!!!

Started by NavyMami(PIR 6/29)Ship09-Div-202

4 May 27, 2012
Reply by NavyMami(PIR 6/29)Ship09-Div-202

Ship 04 DIV 814 PIR

Hello all! I was advised to get on here and ask around if anyone would be needing/willing to plan a trip for June 29th so that cabs and suc…

Started by AliCat

1 May 21, 2012
Reply by Whac-A-Mole (WAM)

Ship 12 Division 204

My son Carlos is in Ship 12 Div 204.  He left Dallas/Ft Worth on May 7, 2012 for bootcamp.  Doing A school there in Great Lakes as well.  S…

Started by BirdsMom(Ship 12 Div 204)

20 May 21, 2012
Reply by ReneeBC

Daughter left May 1,

Do you think my daughter will be graduating June 29, she left May 1,  

Started by lisa ship 11 Division 197

9 May 18, 2012
Reply by Jean78

Flags and Pennants that your DIV can earn while at BC

Here is some info on Flags and pennants. These posts are taken from our divisional group. A sailor that had our DIV Chief joined to cheer u…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

1 May 14, 2012
Reply by smokie (ship12 Div 203)

What ARE They Doing in Boot Camp? Synopsis, Videos and a Day-by-Day account (up to Week #6) from a Sailor

What Happens at Boot Camp - Day-per-Day account (Up to week #6) from a SAILOR This is from the NavyDEP site. Craig who is an advisor on thi…

Started by FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW

1 May 12, 2012
Reply by mareluc(Ship11/Div196/PIR 6/29)


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