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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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I am a mom of 3, 2 girls and 1 boy, my son is my youngest child. He is a Seabee, returned from Iraq about 1 month ago, and is now Reserve status.
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R.I. Navy Families Holiday Get Together

Posted on November 23, 2008 at 7:23pm 0 Comments

Our 2nd get together! Sunday Dec. 14, 2008, 2 P.M. to ???? Hosted by The Tiscione's,at 48B Summer St. South Kingstown(Wakefield) R.I. ph#401-792-4987. We (the Tisciones will provide main courses. Hope to see everyone!!!!

Name Change

Posted on November 15, 2008 at 12:48pm 0 Comments

Hi, it's still me, (Marc's mom), I just took out my last name!!!

The R.I. moms/families get together went great. It was wonderful to meet everyone, and share our stories and concerns!Some "native" Rhode Islanders think they need a passport to leave their little ar…

Posted on September 15, 2008 at 10:47am 1 Comment

The R.I. moms/families get together went great. It was wonderful to meet everyone, and share our stories and concerns!Some "native" Rhode Islanders think they need a passport to leave their little area of the state, so we have not decided on a location (or a date) for our next get-together! Hopefully those of you who were not able to attend will join us next time. Hugs :) Lois

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At 8:33pm on November 25, 2012, Donna said…

My husband and daughter will be coming also.  Nice for the men to have the company!   Did you send me a photo of your son for the slide show?  If not and if you'd like me to include it please email me at


At 6:00pm on November 25, 2012, Donna said…

Do you still need directions for the packing party?

At 3:31pm on November 19, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Lois, Just checking to make sure you got the address. You are a member of MAS We Ship Love" so you have access.

At 7:55pm on November 18, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Lois, You are now a member of "MAS We Ship Love" and you have access to the addresses. Sorry if I took a long time, went to a Packing Party in Davenport, Iowa today! Pat

At 3:52pm on May 15, 2011, Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) said…

Realized today I can't PM you, have to make you a friend and vice versa!  Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you.  Lots of family things to take care of -- mainly cleaning out my parents' home with my brothers & sisters. My Dad died in Oct. and Mom died 5 weeks later in Nov. They would have been married 60 yrs and lived in that house for 59 of them!  That is a lot of cleaning out...

Hope you will be able to make it next Sunday.

At 6:16pm on May 6, 2011, Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) said…
I will PM the info to you.
At 9:38am on May 6, 2011, Proud Navy/NYPD Mom (Donna) said…


What a nice surprise to find a note from you!!  I was hoping RI Moms wouldn't feel like I was "infiltrating" your group.  I will PM you my addy and phone # along with any final details, hopefully this week-end.


At 5:07pm on April 22, 2010, Travis' Mom Cindy Ship11/Div212 said…
I saw a note that your son is a CM - Seabee - Reservist. My son is in bootcamp for the same thing. He wanted active but this is what ended up signing up for. What are his chances (if you know) of him getting changed from reservist to full time active?
At 6:09pm on January 12, 2009, Ruth, Gun's Mom said…
I sent Marc a card today. OK, he's driving. The PGR here has been known to escort the military along the way. I'll send a message to my PGR contacts and see if something can be worked out. When does he supposedly come home? Just a month is all I need, maybe beginning or end or middle...
At 12:36pm on January 11, 2009, Ruth, Gun's Mom said…
Lois, thanks for the address! I'll make sure he gets on our lists. I think coming home from Iraq is a bit different than coming home on a ship. Our son came home on leave in September and then in December from Afghanistan. Is Marc scheduled to come to Rhode Island? We have a Patriot Guard Riders group here that does flag lines at the airport, so Andy got a wonderful welcome both times. If the PGR won't do it (some only do funerals), if you know Marc is flying in, organize your family, friends, veterans to meet him at the airport as a surprise. I'd think an American Legion or VVA would be excited to help with some flags and posters. In our experience, Andy never knew exactly when he'd be home, just a window of days. They keep them in Kuwait for debriefing for maybe a week till there is either a commercial flight or military flight coming to the States. Does that help any? Keep me posted!

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