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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).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

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


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Andrea (SHIP 03, DIV 164)
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SHIP 03 DIV 164

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nami(03-164) Mar 10, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi just got the letter from my SR anyone else SHIP 03 DIV 164? Continue

my son left for boot camp 2/28/13

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andrea (SHIP 03, DIV 164) Mar 2, 2013. 2 Replies

Hi, anyone out there with a SR that left from NY yesterday? I got the phone call at 3:00am. Missing him already:(Continue


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At 10:16pm on March 16, 2013, Topgun0467 said…
That's awesome!
At 8:13pm on March 16, 2013, Topgun0467 said…
Hello we just got the call from son tonight doing good made divisional leader he past the swimming test.. Getting yelled a lot for his group.. Asked b if he likes it and he said yes...
At 9:38pm on March 14, 2013, Topgun0467 said…
How do you know he got A school in Pennsicola? Did you get a letter?
At 5:52am on March 14, 2013, Topgun0467 said…
Hello my son is in ship 3 DIV 164 we have not heard from him yet other then the 1st call when they got their. We did get the box and PIR letter
His name is John M.. Can't wait for PIR day. We have already booked room at the Holiday inn in Libertyville and planning on driving.
At 11:43pm on March 10, 2013, Connie821 said…
Also no calls except for the first I made it here call. I am not expecting any for some time, if at all! I was in the marines and we didn't even call once, not even to say we were there!
At 9:58pm on March 9, 2013, Connie821 said…
What does your son's last name start with? Maybe my son and yours are bunkies.
At 6:41pm on March 7, 2013, Tara-Sailor Mom said…

That is awesome! I'm so looking forward to just get SOMETHING from him. I think that's my biggest worry, his being home sick. I was doing OK today for the most part. A few 10 second cries, until I got to Stop and Shop after work....haha, I can only imagine what people were thinking!

At 7:52am on March 7, 2013, Tara-Sailor Mom said…

Good morning, I got the call at 12:05a! I was really expecting a 3am thing to happen. Thankfully I didn't hear the yelling in the background. I'm most grateful because Anthony sounded good. Leaving him at the airport was by far the most difficult thing. I was fine emotionally until I called my husband at work to see how the roads are in Rockland (we both work down there).

I'm only off on the weekend. Anytime after 10a is good for me on Saturdays. I go to weight watchers. Maybe we can meet at Perkins. Sundays I'm free from about 12-3. I'm in church most of the morning and I'm taking a class thru church in the evening (just until Easter).

I hope you have a good day. Let me know if Blanchette was able to help you out. If you want to call my number is 269-2127.


At 9:22pm on March 6, 2013, Tara-Sailor Mom said…

Hi. I'm doing OK right now but I think it's more from being tired. Coming home late last night and heading back up this morning. My son figured his PIR would be 5/3. did you get his mailing address with his box or do you have to wait for the letter. He (Anthony) went out of Middletown too. His original recruiter was Blanchette. He said if we don't get the address after a week to call him and he would look it up for us. (FYI)

Maybe we could meet once in a while for coffee, compare notes etc. I'm up in Meadow Hill behind the mall/stop and shop.

At 8:10pm on March 6, 2013, Tara-Sailor Mom said…

Hi Andrea. Thank you for messaging me! It's so nice to know that there is someone close by going thru the same thing. How are you holding up? My son just left today (boarding the plane now to Chicago)


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