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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).  


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**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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rhonda/ship 13 div 102
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Hm A school

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Jan 12, 2014. 2 Replies

Can someone tell me, how my son who want to be a psychiatric tech, after his HM A school, would go about applying for that??? I can't find answers ANYWHERE?? He leaves for Bootcamp tomorrow..


Welcome, Rhonda!

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I'm prior Navy (Hospital Corpsman) Live in little town Arcanum, Ohio and have a son that just enlisted.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 8:55pm on January 23, 2014, Malen (navy mom of two sailors) said…

We booked with Courtyard March 6 to 9

At 4:12pm on January 18, 2014, Batmom said…

Hi, Rhonda!

I apologize for the delayed reply. This week has been so crazy!

I did receive a 10 second call from Jamal on Wed, 01/15 saying he arrived safely. He sounded exhausted, but fine, otherwise. Have you heard from Cole? 

We're in the Columbia, MD between Wash DC & Baltimore. As cold as it's been here, I can not wait to travel to Chicago for the PIR!

At 1:44am on January 15, 2014, KimAnn said…
Hi there! Yes, my son arrived at Great Lakes tonight...what N adventure for all of us.
Thanks for messaging me,
At 3:24am on January 12, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Don't forget to make change 3 and 4.

At 3:24am on January 12, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Join the group, DEP-Leavin' for Boot Camp in January. You will meet others with loved ones leaving this week who may be in the same TG and have PIR together. Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC. I also suggest you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and begin checking out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions there. Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what will soon be happening. Be sure to join your PIR group once you get the form letter.

At 7:37pm on January 5, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Make changes 3 and 4 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 6:56pm on September 23, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Since your future Sailor has a contract for Hospital Corpsman (HM), sometime between now and the end of BC, join HM (Hospital Corpsman) A School in San Antonio and check out Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program Facebook Page. The Rating Information Card for HM can be found at; it indicates 19 weeks, but "A" School is 14 weeks after classing up. Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend to help you know how to plan your weekend.


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