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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).  


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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Graduation & associated costs

Started this discussion. Last reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom Jan 3, 2011. 12 Replies

Hi Ladies, this is my first time here, my daughter has been a DEPer since May now. Finally after a crazy summer things are slowing down and she suggested I connect with other moms here. We are all…Continue


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We are from NH and our daughter left for BC 2/8. She signed up May of 2010 and we never thought it would get here. Seeing her take her oath was an incredible thing. PIR 4/8. Talk about a proud moment. I think she has an amazing future ahead of her-. Graduated A School, Best of the Best. Now in C School. Orders are great, she got a precom, We are very proud.
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Was proud and encouraged it
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If you are determined and have a goal, there are no limits to what you can become and where you will go in life. I do believe all young people should spend some time serving their country in one capacity or another.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Got the 1st Letter

Posted on February 25, 2011 at 11:53pm 3 Comments

Finally!  Got the first letter.  It was awesome, Damn proud of my girl-APO athletic petty office, and a section leader. passed the swim and pushing for more things to advance.  hoping she'll have her E3 by PIR,  keep your fingers crossed everyone.  That was one of the last things she said when she left.  "Next time you see me mom, I "will" have that E3.  I am so proud that she is finally focused and determined to her best.  wooohooo

Navygal88 is Ship 11 Div 121

Posted on February 14, 2011 at 8:17pm 1 Comment

Hi Girls, including NH moms.  Lilly is Ship 11 Div 121,  Received my "Lilly in a box" today.  Whoa, what a way to make a mom cry huh!  Took me couple of hours to finally open it. Don't know why, I knew exactly what was in it.  Only the clothes on her back she left with.  Hoping it had her address, but NO, so I finally called her recruiter and got it for me. Ran down to the post office and finally got those cards and letter off my counter.  Now I think I will be much better.  Phew, what a…


Mom's in New Hampshire/Maine

Posted on September 24, 2010 at 8:46am 2 Comments

Hi ladies, just looking to connect. Totally new to this site. I live in southeastern NH trying to find others in this area and make some new friends. Thanks, Lil's mom.

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At 8:42am on March 11, 2011, Pam from NH (Ship 11/Div 127) said…



Yes we are going to graduation (my husband, daughter and myself).  We arrive 4/7.  We are staying at the Comfort Inn in Waukegan.  I wasn't sure where to stat so I just picked a hotel that was pretty close to RTC. 

At 4:32pm on March 10, 2011, Pam from NH (Ship 11/Div 127) said…

Hi Krissi,


I live near Concord. My son left on 2/9/11.  He is Ship 11, Div 127.  He is also a PIR on 4/8!  Have received two letters (in addition to the 4-linen form letter) and a phone call Tuesday night (3/8/11).

At 11:46pm on March 3, 2011, Jajajo said…
What an awesome feeling, huh?!  I'm so happy!  Cheers to you, have one for me :)
At 5:30pm on February 27, 2011, ykarnitskaya ship 11 div121 said…
thank you for your responce,did you get a real letter,or just invitation?We are from New York .This is also very new for me, I am waiting for phone call or letter but i just recived invitation for graduation, he only got to write 5 lines.Thank you again.Yelena
At 1:49pm on February 27, 2011, wsubmariner(ship 11 DIV 121) said…
What is up??  Saw your FR this AM, hope everything is okay!  = )
At 10:45am on February 24, 2011, NYHoliday said…
For some reason, I never got to be with my son on his swearing in??? I was never told...maybe cause he is a "Man", doesn't need mom there, smile.
At 10:44am on February 24, 2011, NYHoliday said…
Hi Lil' mom, nice to meet you as well. My son is in the same division as your daughter. How are you coping?? This is my first child to join the military, I have 5 altogether, but we are not new to the uniforms, smile.  Lets keep in touch...I would really like that..and we also meet come pir day?? Smile. I live in Pa...I see you are from Maine, awesome!
At 11:54pm on February 14, 2011, Neaveh81 said…
Hi, thanks for the note. I must say I'm a little challenged on this site and don't have a bunch of time to log on. I'm most curious about PIR, as I have a trip planned and need to know if I should cancel. Just waiting...and praying-for my sailor. Super excited for her opportunity.
At 10:50pm on February 14, 2011, Jajajo said…
I added a discussion with our kids ship and div under the 4/8 PIR group.  If you would like to join :)
At 10:28pm on February 14, 2011, MamaMia said…

HI Nice to meet you.  I live in VT and no other parents have posted to the VT site.  I'm still waiting for 'the box' to arrive, but was happy to get my letter today!



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