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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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DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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I have a son who is a MWD Miltary Working Dog handler, that is a Master At Arms who is a dog handler. He is currently preparing for deployment to Afghanistan in late March. He has a 7 month old and a wonderful wife!!
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At 3:04pm on May 18, 2011, Anita MA Mom said…

Hey glad to hear all is good for you. Nick didn't get bitten, he just had marks against him, one he was stading too close to another guy and his dog, they both got marks for that, the second was the choke chain was not on tight, and the last was they were inspecting cars (on the teaching field ) and his dog broke loose from him. He said that he could really tell the difference in himself and the others there that had more military experience. Maybe they should go back to the old rule , work some then come for MWD. He wants to go back but will wait a few years. Keep me posted on David. We will definitely go to visit Spain! Let me know if I can send anything to your sailor, give me his address and we will send goodie boxes.

At 11:32pm on May 16, 2011, Anita MA Mom said…

Hey friend,

Feel like its been FOREVER since I have been on here. I have been wondering about David and his deployment. Well things have changed for Nick he got to about 3 weeks left in K9 school and had gotten 3 marks on him and decided he was not ready do that . He thought that he needed to work some and go back in a couple of years. He got a great recommendation to come back. He said he was in there with guys who had been in the military a while and he could really tell a difference with himself and them. He will be going to Rota Spain. Do you know if they have their passport before they go? He does not have one yet, and I am worried because he leaves San Antonio in the am. WHat is your experience  with that? Hope all is well for you, keep me updated on David, you and him are in my prayers daily . :)

At 4:37pm on May 10, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

Our group adopted a dog unit a year ago over in the sand box.  It was fun thinking of things to send out.

You will be in my prayers that all Moms pray for deployed troopers.

At 1:46am on February 11, 2011, Anita MA Mom said…
Yes he and David sound a lot a like lol! He did the exact same as David! So glad that he got the job ! I can't wait to see what God has in store for him!! I will keep you posted and you do the same!!
At 10:56pm on February 9, 2011, Anita MA Mom said…

WOO  HOOO   HE   GOT   THE  JOB!!!!! SOOOO EXCITED FOR HIM (AND ME LOL). There were 2 of them , the one girl did not show up (Praise the Lord). The other girl was not chosen only Nick. He said the interview was good but they did most of it with both of them , and they ask him to tell them one reason she should not get in to the program. He said it was hard but he told them she did not have enough confidence in herself. When they told him in the end that she was not chosen and he was , they agreed with him she was not confident she needed to get some more experience and try again later. They told him they thought at first he was a LITTLE COCKY, (He was a mascot in college and the name of i was COCKY LOL) but they realized he was not cocky but confident in himself. WHEWWWWW!!!! . He is really excited and I know that he will DO GREAT!!!! Will keep you updated and you do the same for your son!!


At 12:56am on February 9, 2011, Anita MA Mom said…
Thanks for the advice!! I will tell Nick about that tomorrow! I talked with him a while ago , he is REALLY pumped up about the interview! He said his grades and the other girls grades are both better than the girl trying to slide in! So yea hopefully that will help!! I will let you know tomorrow ,he said sometime after lunch! Tell David Thanks !!
At 6:14pm on February 8, 2011, Anita MA Mom said…
Update: Nick got his orders today, after the ones that had to go in front of him to pick(the Nuclear group) he said that Cuba, Japan, and Baharain(sp??) was left. He chose Japan. He will know tomorrow or Thurs for the MWD for the interview. He is  a little upset there are 2 billets for this and he and another girl were the only ones wanting it, but after today another girl couldn't get the place she wanted(one close to her new boyfriend ) so now she says she is going to try for the MWD. Nick is so p....d off he said surely they will know that she is not really doing it for the right reason. I told him hopefully so!! Keep praying I am not ready for JAPAN YET>>>> Thanks!!
At 3:58am on February 8, 2011, Anita MA Mom said…
Thanks for talking with him! Nick said that only 2 including him want to do this !! He may get his orders tomorrow guess we will see! He is in the top of his class he has done great on all of his test. This week is the big TEST week. Will let you know THANKS!!
At 11:30pm on February 6, 2011, Anita MA Mom said…
Yea I know what you mean!! He said he hopes that he will know by Fri. We have to figure ourt what to do , if he can have his car we are gonna drive up there and fly home. But  my Husband has to be back Fri night, he has to work sat. If so me and my daughter will fly home Sun. We plan on going up there wed. So maybe Nick can eat dinner with us some. I too PRAY AND HOPE he gets this, he REALLY WANTS IT. Others in told him to make sure when he goes in for the interview to make sure they know how much he wants to do this. Thanks for checking in I will keep you updated. Did your Son send Nick a request on FB yet? I know he has been busy too, but it may help Nick out if he has any suggesitons. Thanks !! Hope you have a great week!! :)
At 12:29am on February 4, 2011, Anita MA Mom said…

Hey there, no news he said they put THE ORDERS ON HOLD!! YUK!!! Will be end of next week or the next, the HURRY UP AND WAIT !! Thanks for asking!! Have a nice visit with your Son and family! I can't wait till we go to San Antonio to see him . He sent me a text tonight asking for some of his XBOX games. His roomate and neighbor has an XBOX . Well I will post when I get the update from him Talk again soon!



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