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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.
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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). Still limited to 2 guests maximum.
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RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED
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**UPDATE - 2020**
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
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 isno longer needed to drive on to base for parking.
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Both my kids are in. My son has been in for 6 years. He is an Aviation Electrician stationed in Fallon NV. My daughter graduated BC 12-3-10. She's now in Monterey at DLI for the next year. So very proud of both!
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I just saw your post on the discussion on Daughters group. Sorry to hear your daughter is still struggling as well. What is she doing between now and when her school starts in March?? Depending on where they are and what is in their area, sailors can do volunteer jobs to give back to the community. It might help her find a purpose and get to know people in her neck of the woods. Just a suggestion!
I just noticed your son is stationed at Fallon. That is where my son is stationed also!!! How does your son like it there and how long has he been there?
Chase is leaving on Monday afternoon. He will get to the Hartsfield about 11am on Tuesday. I really hadn't expected Chase to be able to come home this year! Our youngest, 6, was asking tonight what we all wanted for Christmas. My husband said for all three of his boys to be home together. I totally agree! It is a welcome surprise!
He seems to be doing really well in Monterey. He is, of course, enjoying the freedom of being able to go to the mall, which seems to be all they are doing!:) He is going to come home broke, I'm afraid.
When does Lis come home? I know you are so excited for her to be home. Since I don't have any daughters, I can imagine it is especially special for you to have her home. Is she your baby?
I hope you guys have a very Merry Christmas and make the most of your time together!
Chase is coming home on the twentieth too! I am super excited. He really had a hard time relaxing and not having a rigid schedule during his liberty last weekend. I hope since he has been less structured at DLI that we'll be able to enjoy just hanging out during Christmas!
Because of the girls, 017 and 018 were brother divisions. The boys bunked together and the girls. They did a lot together. I'll ask Chase if he knows her. He is Clark, Philip in the Navy! *giggle*
I so wish I had found this site before he left for Basic! I have already learned so much about what to expect. I was just looking on Facebook of the pictures of PIR. I really wish I had gone down stairs! Were you sitting upstairs? Thanks for the complement on my picture of my oldest and youngest! I am told I am a professional photographer because I've been paid, but. . . .
What language is Alissa studying while in Monterey?
Oh I understand so well what you are going through!! My son went in back in '03 and I really missed him but it wasn't nearly as hard on me as when my daughter went in in '08. When my son went on his first deployment I had to make him promise to send me an email at least once each week just so I knew he was ok!!!
I think all these divisions have a rough start. My daughter would tell me the same horror stories. And I think all the RDC's threaten to send them all back just to scare them all into working harder!! It usually works!!!!! I hope she stays on track tho' and gets to graduate on time!!! Just remember we are here for you and will help get you through bc!! It's so much easier on us after they go on to their next assignment (unless it's overseas) because then we can communicate with them!!! Hope she gets to call you soon!!
I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly, caring group of moms always willing to listen and support. Please feel free to jump in and join our chats!! We like to discuss everything from our sailors to our jobs, weather, whatever. It's also a great place if you want to yell, scream, vent, cry - - there is no judgment involved!!! Brag about your sailor but also tell us when you are hurting because you miss her so!! I have a son and a daughter serving and another daughter enlisted as an officer candidate finishing up her school before OCS. And I love Mt. Pleasant - we lived in Augusta GA for years and would go over there for visits several times. I have a rather funny, close relationship with your city - I'll have to share it later. Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!
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