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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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A little about me:
Hi, my name is Katie I am 19 and in my second semester at Springfield College. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost two years. The longest we've been apart is no longer than two weeks. It's going to be a huge change to get use to not seeing him whenever I want, and to be honest I am wicked scared. He is a Hospital Corpsmen.
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phases in A-school

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 11:10am 0 Comments

Hi everyone!

I was wondering about the phases in a-school, right now my boyfriend is at the Great Lakes, training for corpsman. He is getting into his third week and is still in phase 1. We are trying to make plans for me to go out there and visit him for a weekend. He said I will not be able to until he is in phase 2. When will he earn phase 2? And what kind of liberty will he have during phase two?

Thank you :)

corpsman questions

Posted on February 18, 2011 at 12:08am 0 Comments

My boyfriend's dad got a letter today that he shared with me. It was written last Thursday. He is a grad and go to the Great Lakes. In the letter he wrote that he isnt even positive if he'll have liberty after PIR, he said it is up to the a-school. Does anyone know what the chances are of the a-school not letting them have liberty during the weeknd? Also does anyone know what happens after a-school usually? Where he could possibly get stationed? For how long? And what it's like in general

boot camp questions

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 11:51pm 7 Comments

Hi everyone! My boyfriend has been in BC for almost four weeks now. I have recieved one phone call and no letters. I know he has sent a few now because so far he has had two Sundays where he was allowed to write and said he sent them. Why am I not recieving them?! Does anyone know how many more times he will be able to call within these next 4 weeks? And if they'll be able to write more than just Sundays? And also how long does it usually take for them to recieve a letter?

Thank you…



Posted on January 21, 2011 at 3:52pm 8 Comments

I have a few questions for anyone that can answer them or knows about them. My boyfriend has been gone for boot camp for a week now. I was wondering when I was going to recieve his address and when I should expect a phone call or a few? Also, are we allowed to send them care packages?

Thank you!

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At 12:50pm on September 15, 2011, Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) said…

Hi!  I have had 2 messages from the Lt. Cmdr. in charge of Navy Week (9/29 - 10/2) at the Big E in Springfield.  She and her CO want to know if MA Navy Moms would like a table at the fair to advertise our group.  I'm looking for anyone who might be willing to commit to helping in some way.

You can check out the comment I left on the MA Navy Moms page for a bit more info.

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At 6:42pm on March 4, 2011, diannep said…
Katie, unfortunately it looks like the "no overnights" will start with the 3/11 group. 
At 12:26am on February 18, 2011, Amymichelle09(Ship 12,Div. 100) said…
I got the phone call on or around the 5th, but I missed it. :(
At 12:01am on February 18, 2011, Amymichelle09(Ship 12,Div. 100) said…
Have you received any calls or letters yet? I got a hand full of letter about a week ago but nothing since....Other than the call a few weeks ago have you heard from your sailor? (by phone of course)
At 11:55pm on February 15, 2011, Lia (Navy Wife) said…
My fiancé is in Division 917, and he'll be playing the cymbals in the band at graduation :) Yes, he is staying at GL for A-school as far as we know.
At 12:35am on February 15, 2011, Lia (Navy Wife) said…
Hi Katie :)
Thanks for friend requesting me. My fiancé and I are both 19 (I'll be 20 in three weeks) and we have been together for 2 1/2 years now. He is a Hospital Corpsman too, so perhaps our guys will get to know each other :) what division is he in? I assume he is graduating on March 11? perhaps we'll get to meet then :)
At 3:18pm on February 9, 2011, abbyblue said…
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At 5:46pm on January 28, 2011, LivFutureSailor(Ship 12 Div 099) said…
Hey, im Olivia :) mine is ship 12 div 099 so maybe we'll see each other at PIR!
At 2:19pm on January 12, 2011, Kac46047 said…
hey my boyfriend left close to 7 weeks ago and graduates bootcamp in 2 weeks. Its very hard to be away but if you have any question feel free to ask! You are already awesome for joining this site lol its a lifesaver

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