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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).  


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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Battle station 21

Posted on September 23, 2010 at 2:12pm 2 Comments

Can anyone tell me if the recruits are individually reviewed during battle station 21 or does their success or failure of this depend on the entire group as a whole (i.e. if some of them mess up, it affects them all)?

Gunner's mate info wanted

Posted on September 5, 2010 at 11:23am 1 Comment

My son left for bc on 9/1. He will stay in Great Lakes for A school to be gunner's mate. What can you tell me about the training program? Length? Does it start right after graduation?

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At 3:01pm on October 24, 2010, nx19mom said…
Hope all is well!!
Oh, forgot to tell you what she is was doing... Aviation.....
At 2:57pm on October 24, 2010, nx19mom said…
HI!!! I kmow what you mean about some of the recruits not pulling all together.. getting the whole unit in trouble.. I have been written simalar things along that line too!! My question.. Its Bootcamp.. did they not get that memo!! Why did the join if they cant conform and work together... goodness... But I guess It takes some a tad bit longer to get the wake up call so to speak!! Good Luck to your son and Thank him for Serving!! I'm busting @ the seems to see my daughter!!!
At 7:44pm on September 28, 2010, pghmom said…
Hi my only child left for bc on Aug. 23. (son) he sound great when he call said he move up a rank, not sure about ranks but learning lots thinks to this site.GO STEELERS
At 5:56pm on September 27, 2010, MRs L* said…
did you get your call today too?
At 2:28pm on September 23, 2010, MRs L* said…
OMGG yes that my husband, you dont even know how big of a smile that put on my face lol.. i just asked Chad about that too, still waiting on the response, so i am expecting to hear about Alex in my letters. i figured that is why we didnt get a call last weekend i thought they were in trouble or something. well atleast i see that they are getting a nice workout so to speak. and thats great they are friends :) makes me feel better that hes not going through this alone
At 6:11pm on September 16, 2010, MRs L* said…
hey PattiM what train are you looking at.. amtrak?
At 6:00pm on September 14, 2010, MRs L* said…
Aw Patti our sailors and same sip and division. i made a discussion for us in out PIR group
At 8:03am on September 9, 2010, MRs L* said…
both our sailors left the same day!!!
have you received anything yet?
At 4:23pm on September 2, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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