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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.

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Deena-mom2jake(ship 10 div 254)
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Hi my name is Deena & I am from Sheridan, Illinois which is about 80 miles southwest of Great Lakes. I am extremely grateful for this site as it has provided me so much information and given me comfort listening to everyones stories. Thank You!
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At 4:56pm on July 18, 2010, Linda-Mom to Brian said…
Hi Deena,
The last letter I received from Brian sounded pretty upbeat. (At least for bootcamp). He is looking forward going to his A school. Besides the tests he said he passed he said that the division did well enought at drill inspection that they earned a flag. As of July 11th they had 3 flags. Now I don't know how that ranks with other divisions. I think Battlestation 21 is at the end of this week. Then we should get the "I am a sailor call". From what I have read it is longer than the 10-15 minute call we received before. Hang in there, less that 2 weeks now. Linda
At 7:53pm on July 16, 2010, Linda-Mom to Brian said…
Hi Deena,
Glad you liked the picture and you can see your son. My son Brian had the high fever and cough over the 4th of July weekend too. It sounds like most of them caught it. Brian is going to Master of Arms training in Texas. He is hoping to have at least enough time to go to Fridays for a meal before he has to go to the airport. Hope to meet you all either thursday or friday.
At 12:01am on July 15, 2010, Julie said…
Hi Deena, Nice to hear from you. I haven't yet heard any details from Marshall. I am hoping to get a call this week and maybe he will have some more information. I will let you know when I hear some details. Hope we can meet after graduation. I can't wait to see Marshall! I hope all is going well for them all.
At 1:14am on July 4, 2010, Julie said…
Hi Deena, nice to hear from you! Yes I think they will start A school on Monday, but I am not sure of the details either. Yes, we are coming to the graduation. We are planning on taking a road trip out there. I can't remember if I told you we live in California. We have family in Nebraska and will visit them on the way. We are planning to stay at the Ramada Inn, which is close to the base. They are having a meet and greet there and you don't have to be staying there to attend. It is on Thursday evening before the graduation. It would be great if you could come and we could meet! I am going to write to my son Marshall and tell him about your son also going to A school there to be a corpsmen. Maybe they may know eachother even though they are in different divisions. I know he will like hearing about this. Hope to chat more soon!
At 9:56pm on June 30, 2010, Julie said…
Hi, my son is on ship 10, Div 253. He is also going to A school at Great Lakes to become a Hospital Corpsmen. His name is Marshall. His PIR is also 7/30.
At 6:53pm on June 2, 2010, lori/Tims mom shp 10 div 254 said…
Deena my son also will be in boot camp June 2. I miss him already his name is Tim, he left on memorial Day. I hwish the best for both of them. Lori

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