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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)

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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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I am Breanna's grandmother and guardian. I am NEW to the Navy life and all it's ins and outs
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At 11:55am on September 22, 2010, kolomom said…
Hi Donna, I alive and well! I will look for you at meet and greet thursday night. I'm 5'7 as well with long blonde hair in the late 40's. I'm sorry I haven't been able to get on this sight for a long time. I have been really busy with the benefit. I should have taken a minute or two to get back to you. I never recieved your phone # just one e-mail about the e-mails not being able to go through. We will exchange phone #'s and address once I see you. I hope there all doing well with BS21 my thoughts and prayers are with them. I hope I don't miss the sailor call! I have the event on Friday Sept 24th so I have alot of running around to do and no cell phone. I hope I get lucky. I will talk to you probaly on Sat or Sunday before I can get back on here. Take Care and let me know if you should happen to hear anything from our loved ones. Brenda
At 10:04am on August 31, 2010, kolomom said…
HI Donna, Once they drop you off in the shuttle I guess it's a 5 block walk. I think we will also drive in because my husband has MS and he has a hard time walking that far. Don't ya just love getting older? Hopefully we can get together Thursday night. My husband would like to stay at the Ramada they have a meet and greet there thursday night. Maybe you can all come to Meet and Greet. Talk to you later, Brenda
At 1:33pm on August 30, 2010, kolomom said…
Hi Donna, we haven't booked our reservations yet. My sister lives 40 minutes from the base so we might stay with her the first night we arrive. We are looking at booking either at the Navy Lodge or Ramada. The Ramada has a shuttle from what I have seen on the web-site. Not sure exactly our plans yet. We are also thinking about driving since their are so many that want to come. How many are planning on going in your family? Where does Breanna go after boot camp? Cody's recruiter told him Pensicola, he maybe a grad and go, he is going into Aviation Mechanics. Hope to hear from them soon, I know their awful busy, Brenda
At 12:42pm on August 29, 2010, kolomom said…
Hi Donna, have you heard from Breanna? Have you recieved a letter to see how her cold is?Hope everything is going well for you and Sarah. Been thinking of you! Brenda
At 1:20pm on August 26, 2010, kolomom said…
Sorry the comment box cutt me off. Div 323 and 324 all train together. He said there is alot of yelling and you only do whats asked nothing more and nothing less. He had to talk to the Lieutenant and he said he was shaking in his boots, to ask if he could join the wrestling team. He would have to leave A school part way through to try out for the wrestling team the lieutenant said, we will see how you do with the rest of BC. He said he did very well at all the test so far. I would rather he didn't and continues on with his Avaiation school. Wrestling is just so hard on the body. He said the food is ok, but they had to stay up for 54 hours when they arrived the first night. His comment was it was out of control. Hopefully you will recieve a letter from Breanna soon. I'm looking forward to the next letter and call. Would love to meet you at graduation. Take care Donna
At 1:06pm on August 26, 2010, kolomom said…
Hi Donna, sorry to hear about Breanna cold, hope she gets feeling better soon. I was able to talk to Cody for about 10 minutes. Did Breanna have to activate her calling card? He said, " the division is doing well but there was three people who failed their mile and a half run that were men." He said they should be able to retake it and get their flag. He was excited and loves the Navy. Cody is 21 and was really ready to do something different and was excited about going into the Navy. He has 2 jobs carring the flag and personal trainer for those who do not pass the physical test. The sister brother ship is 323.
At 5:46pm on August 25, 2010, kolomom said…
Donna, be on the look out for a call, I recieved one today
At 12:33am on August 19, 2010, kolomom said…
Hi Donna, sorry I have'nt been on here lately. I know that the first 48 hrs they put them through the test as far as sleep goes, so if you have not heard from her this is good news. If they fill they can't handle it they will send them home. I have been praying for all the men and women. My son was really excited about going into the Navy hope Breanne is doing well. Brenda
At 12:25am on August 19, 2010, kolomom said…
Hi Donna, I know there done with thier second week and begining the third week. I recieved A Navy Federal Credit Union Statement, so they must have signed up to deposit money into thier accounts. Guess what the balance was - 0 -. Ha Ha Oh well its all about learning life skills. It's a good thing I sent him a few dollars to buy stamps and writing materials. Talk to you later, Brenda
At 9:05am on August 16, 2010, kolomom said…
Hi Donna I recieved a comment from Rhonda on gender thought I would pass it along. Have a great day, Brenda Comment by Rhonda 15 minutes ago @KOLOMOM yes, there are several ships that have male and female recruits. They sleep separately though, the boys/girls will sleep and hygiene with their brother division. It's really just the drill, PT, etc. that they do together.

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