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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 - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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PIR 2/27/09 Divisions (106-111 & 914 & 915)


PIR 2/27/09 Divisions (106-111 & 914 & 915)

PIR Date of 2/27/09? lets continue to talk!

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Latest Activity: Aug 24, 2011

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Comment by Carol Aileen on August 23, 2011 at 11:15pm
Natalie,  Aaron was selected for the Sta-21 officer program,  he is going to get his nuclear engineering degree. He has 3 yrs to get his degree, has to go year around.  this past semester he took 2 calculus classes and a physics with calc class.... tough courses for his first tiem in college... his highschool math teacher posted a comment on facebook stating "I bet you are doing your homework now....."   darn kid didn't do homework during highschool.....   After he finishes college he will go back through the nuke pipeline again, this time as an officer.   Great program and opportunity for him!
Comment by Carol Aileen on August 23, 2011 at 8:10pm

Oh congratulations Sharon!  I'm still checking in occassionally - love to stay up on what is happening.   Now that Aaron is in school I feel a little out of touch - kind of in an different status than most folks.   Aaron just completed his first semester at Oregon State - He did well!  I got to go visit him last month for a bit - and he will be here for a quick visit this weekend - so nice to be fairly close!  How is Catie doing?  Liking the Navy? 


Comment by Carol Aileen on April 8, 2011 at 12:30am
Wow that is a change from nuke! :) 
Comment by Carol Aileen on April 2, 2011 at 7:19pm

yes we are excited to have him closer! He got pick from a list of colleges - not very many have nuclear engineering, but he got his first choice at least!  

Comment by Carol Aileen on March 30, 2011 at 10:05pm

Hi Jill! how exciting for Ron!  Aaron will be going to Oregon State University - He is currently at Rhode Island also - he said he has talked to Ron - they are in different programs  though.  Aaron's program is an 8 week program called NSI. He will be done April 15 then he starts College summer session.  It will be nice having him closer to home - he will be a 9 hour drive away.

Im already saving up for round 2 of power school graduation :)  Will Ron be sticking with nuclear or is he going in a different direction?

Comment by Carol Aileen on March 11, 2011 at 10:26pm

Hi Sharon! wow! round 2 coming up....the Nuke moms group is a pretty active group - I recommend going to the power school graduation if you can.  We stayed at the Villa's - your son will have to make the reservations for you - they go fast though.   They are close by and they are apartment like places.

Sounds like Catie is doing well! I'm glad she is enjoying it still.  I bet she will have an interesting career!

Comment by Carol Aileen on January 6, 2011 at 12:28pm

Well folks, its 2 years today that Aaron left for Boot camp.   Hard to believe!   What a journey he as been on so far.   Aaron is in the last phase of the Nuke Pipeline,  currently in Ballston spa NY.    He moved there from Charleston S.C. last April.   He has enjoyed seeing the sites and is still liking the Navy.  He is getting ready for the next part of his journey, which will be college.   He was selected for the enlisted to officer sta-21 program!  He will now get to go to college and get a nuclear engineering degree.  He then will go back through the same Nuke pipeline he is just finishing up with, but on the officer side.  It will be another 5 yrs before he actually gets to a boat!  

I’d love to hear how your sailors are doing,  I hope everyone is well! 


Comment by Carol Aileen on December 31, 2009 at 1:31am
hi Val! I hope you had a great Christmas and enjoyed your visiting! a New Grandbaby! congrats! so much fun :) we had a good visit with Aaron, I hate to send him back on Friday.... oh well, I will get to see him again in 3 months. Have a happy New Years!
Comment by Carol Aileen on December 16, 2009 at 11:27pm
Merry Christmas everyone! Can you believe it has almost been a year since our Sailors started BC? I hope everyone is doing well. Aaron is still in SC - in the 2nd phase of his schooling - power school. He should graduate in March, we are going for that ceramony! He will then start 6 months of Prototype school. That will either be there or in New York. The schooling is tough, but he seems to be enjoying it. He is hoping to be picked up for the STA-21 program and go to college for Nuclear engineering - its pretty competive though we will have to see what happens there. Aaron gets to come home for Christmas, I'm so excited! he will be here in a couple of days and stay for 2 weeks!
How are your sailors doing? Where is everyone? I have been thinking of everyone - miss our updates!

Comment by Carol Aileen on June 4, 2009 at 11:22pm
alright! Congrats Marti - have a safe trip - enjoy!

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