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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

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

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

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


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Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Dec 21, 2016. 5 Replies

My son left for bootcamp on 11/9. I have not received his box with his belongings yet. His division earned calls home and he stated that they were told that they would be sent off. Has anyone whose…Continue


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It has been 4 years since I have written on this site. I am a mother of two boys, Devin❤(my salior of 4 years) and Darius❤ my youngest, who has left for bootcamp on Wednesday. So, I will be the proud mom of two saliors. Even though I have been through this before I'm still going through a little seperation anxiety. I am very proud of Darius and can't wait to see him when he graduates from basic training, and to see both of my sailors together in uniform. 😁
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At 7:18pm on January 2, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Don't forget to make the changes below. You may also want to consider making changes 1 and 2.

At 5:49pm on January 2, 2017, lemonelephant said…

Oh, wow. That is not good. FedEx will have a record of the signature and you can then make a police report if needed.

At 12:56am on December 17, 2016, lemonelephant said…

It's not a good idea to post a pic of your recruit or Sailor every time you post. See change 4 in OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). To increase PERSEC, don't include ANYONE in your profile pic.

Also make change 3 (see the words in bold) so that this page is no longer visible to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with you or your recruit or Sailor.

At 12:55am on December 17, 2016, lemonelephant said…

I see you may have a Sailor. What is your Sailor's Navy Occupational Specialty (NOS) and where is he stationed (what vessel, if one)? There may be groups I can direct you to.

At 12:54am on December 17, 2016, lemonelephant said…

What is your recruit’s Navy Occupational Specialty (NOS) or field going to be? There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.

Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 12:53am on December 17, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening and what to expect.

At 12:53am on December 17, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Join PIR January 2017 to connect with others with loved ones training with your recruit. 

At 12:51am on December 17, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Call the Mail Room at the RTC at 847-578-6227. They may be able to tell you where "the box" was sent. They will have the tracking number.

When “the box” is returned to the RTC, the recruit will receive a notice that the box was returned. The recruit can either pay to have it re-sent or pick it up after graduation.

At 2:34pm on August 22, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our
Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)



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