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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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Mother of 3 . Middle child join the Navy. Left for bootcamp on 6/20/2013
Very proud mom... just very nervous.
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In the NROTC program
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looking up all the information about the Navy very proud that of my son choose this service there's still a lot for me to learn .

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worried and heartbroken.

Posted on August 1, 2013 at 11:38pm 6 Comments

15 days till PIR my husband got a call today stating that my son was injured he broke his knee injured a few days ago he's been avoiding to getting check out. working hard not to be seen.. today's leading his division holding the flag.he fell on his knees. was checked & X ray shows fracture was told that he might be sent home .tomorrow he being seen by a specialist. Was told we should hear something by monday. my son sounded so sad and disappointed Wow 15 days before graduation and he gets… Continue

relieved ...

Posted on July 6, 2013 at 4:57pm 6 Comments

Had a little worry a couple days ago my son called saying he didn't want to do this anymore. because he didn't want to lose contact with his family .. well today we was able to talk .. he staying of course <3 he's was just worred ..they did change ship to ship 14 division 307 I'm so excited, so happy and so proud lol he did mention he feels like a robot that boot camp the physical part was really easy to him but the psychological part little bit overwhelming. I'm so happy to hear from him… Continue

SHIP 013 DIV 307

Posted on June 29, 2013 at 10:07pm 8 Comments

So excited . got the form today. my boy on SHIP 13 DIV 307...and his PIR on 8/16  cant wait till the day.. miss him so much. but i no he making us proud..  wish i could hear his voice. since i missed his call the other day. 

My boy . Leaves for boot camp tommorrow 6/20/2013. nervous mom. He goimg to grat lakes chicago.. than to california for training After boot camp. I suppose..

Posted on June 19, 2013 at 11:50am 4 Comments

My boy . Leaves for boot camp tommorrow 6/20/2013.
nervous mom.

He goimg to grat lakes chicago.. than to california for training
After boot camp. I suppose..

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At 10:40am on July 1, 2013, nikkih01 (ship 014 div 308)! said…

Hi Carmen my son left on the 20th. I got his box but I have not received his form letter. I am happy for you but now I'm anxious and nervous because I haven't received my letter yet. I hope to meet you at the PIR. Wouldn't it be nice if our sons became friends?

At 10:35am on July 1, 2013, nikkih01 (ship 014 div 308)! said…

At 2:17pm on June 23, 2013, hladner said…
Thank you so much for your comforting words. I too find myself looking at my son's grad pic, prom pics is the 4th day that he's been gone and I'm doing okay so far today. It comes and goes!! :( it really helps to know that I have someone to talk to. I wonder if they will post pics on here of them, someone told me they do. Thanks again and keep in touch!! :)
At 12:02am on June 21, 2013, ellen0502 said…

No worries. :)


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