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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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Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

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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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A little about me:
Married for 26yrs. Two kids, oldest just left yesterday 5/22/12 for Navy Bootcamp.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Too soon to say

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At 11:33pm on July 7, 2012, J-RockyMtn said…

Hi Patrat-Ship04-Div223, maybe it is my son.  We can't mention names here but his last name begins with L.  Who knows, it might be him.  He did say about 18 kids left Colorado for bootcamp in May so it could also be any one of them.   Our converstion today was really quick.  He didn't have much time and we were just walking in the door.  Wish we could have spoken more.  Thanks for letting me know their division is doing well.  I am still trying to figure out my way around all these websites and message boards! 

At 6:21pm on June 11, 2012, Meegan said…

I am sorry patrat, I am hoping still. i of course will let you know. I was hoping i was making it happen by creating positive thoughts. Ok, so tomorrow you will get yours I hope. If I don't get one today I will hope for tomorrow!

At 3:48pm on June 11, 2012, Meegan said…

Today is Monday and I can feel it... there will be a letter today! I just know it. Some other moms reported to have gotten one on Saturday, same div and ship # as ours so lets all share when ours come today (can you tell I am counting on it) LOL So cannot wait. I miss my son terribly!

At 12:18pm on June 10, 2012, Meegan said…

I am also very nervous after reading some of the things people have posted that they have recieved. I am hearing a lot about Band aids, Is it ok to send them with our letters? I bought a huge roll of Mole Skin and was going to send it in my letters but I do not want to get my son in trouble. Do you know if it is ok. I would like to send some in each letter so he can share with others for their blisters.

It is Sunday morning and I am praying AGAIN for a phone call. No mail on Sundays so no chance of that. I wake up in the morning and he is the first thing I think about, i look at the clock and think about what time it is there and what he is doing and tears come to my eyes b/c all i want is to hear his voice.

At 2:25pm on June 9, 2012, Meegan said…

Oh my goodness, what i would give to hear my son's voice. Your husband is lucky and I wish it had been you that answered. I know how us moms feel. Lets keep each other posted on letters etc.. Maybe today? I am praying for us all to get letters from our loved ones.  

At 8:03pm on June 3, 2012, RyansMum (MM/Nuke) said…
If you dont get anywhere tomorrow let me know and I'll ask Jeff's recruiter.
At 5:41pm on June 3, 2012, RyansMum (MM/Nuke) said…
Did Michael sign up in the Lowell Recruitment Office?
At 8:24pm on June 2, 2012, MOMofDREW2.0 said…

If it would help, I'll fax you my form letter so you can see what's coming.  Also, I mean no disrespect, but at the last moment my son wrote down our address because he wasnt sure if he could remember it!  They dont write letters anymore, so is there a chance your son transposed something.  So sorry,....message me back a fax number & it's done.


At 3:03pm on June 2, 2012, RyansMum (MM/Nuke) said…
We've been watching fares since the Navy Moms site gave us the estimate. Southwest still has $168 flying out and $98 flying home. Travel is at 6:00 am, but its nonstop. Luckily it works for us.
At 2:46pm on May 31, 2012, navyknit22 said…
My goodness, I am praying for you and your daughter. I am so sorry you are going through such a hard time. Your son is doing such a wonderful thing. He will be able to provide for himself and have pride in what he does. This leaves you to concentrate on your daughter and her needs. I am a nurse and work with a family who has a very ill special needs child and the older brother is joining the Army. We worry about aspects of this but know that he will become a stronger man able to take care of himself and have pride in knowing that he is taking care of business. Fill your heart with pride! God bless you!

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