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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).  


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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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Sheilamf #2 PIR10/10/14 Div 318
  • Female
  • Jarrettsville, MD
  • United States

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  • margeeim
  • foreverandalways3511
  • sailormoon
  • G's Mom (Jen) Ship 07 Div 063
  • Lil Angie 74
  • Navy Mom (A-School Mom)
  • raykesmom (Ship 07 Div 340)
  • jetboss57 (Ship 9, Div 331)
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  • motheroftwo (ship 07/div 340)
  • Aaron's mom
  • candy-oh!
  • KathyMmom

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Welcome, Sheilamf w/1 Marine, 1 Sailor (Sub) & now one DEP (08/12/2014)

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A little about me:
My youngest son is scheduled for his PIR 10/10/2014. I also have a Marine (3 years) & another Sailor (3 years). The Sailor is a Submariner stationed in Groton, CT.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

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At 4:45pm on August 19, 2014, lemonelephant said…

It's not a good idea to post a pic of your Sailor every time you post. Make changes 3 and 4 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 4:43pm on August 19, 2014, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined your PIR group; I also invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) there. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 11:48am on October 13, 2012, candy-oh! said…

OH, my goodness, Sheila, I just now saw your friend request :(  Is your son still on the NM? My son is settling in, although it's been a tough road for him, I think. Wow, who knew the process would be so  hard to watch!!?? Please accept my apology for taking so long to respond. An email showed up on my google email account and I was very touched by the content, so I signed back in and there you were!!  My son just got his dolphins...we were alboe to be at the ceremony because they just happened to be in Norfolk. I was able to get my 85 year old dad there, too...I think it meant the world to him. He spent 33 years in the Navy. Take care, hope you and your son are well.

At 6:43am on May 2, 2012, sailormoon said…


Sorry, I guess that was kinda confusing.  My son is allergic to crabs but oddly enough not all shellfish.  By the way, my name is Cathy.  My husband is getting ready to retire and he's an officer.  I'm just really glad to finally stop moving around and settle down. :)  It's kinda cool that you have two that are willing to serve.  I have 6 kids but only the one in the militarty.  My three youngest are in college and my oldest three are scattered.  But at least they come often or as often as they can.

At 10:30pm on May 1, 2012, sailormoon said…

what a small world.  I lived in Hickory growing up and went to Bel Air High.  My husband lived in Bel Air and also went to Bel Air High.  My son was born in Franklin Square and baptized at St. Matthew Lutheran.  Probably the last time he lived there.  How great to find someone from our home town area.  Nice that your son already has his boat. We are just hoping Chris makes it that far.  He has a seafood allergy that they are looking into.  Get this of all things - crabs!  What kind of kid born in MD to MD parents is allergic to crabs. lol  Well here's hoping.  I've got to take a run up there in a few weeks to take him some chipped beef and gravy.  Pity they don't have Eskay up there.  lol  Gotta get to bed. Night

At 11:10pm on September 30, 2011, Aaron's mom said…
Hi. I just saw your friend request. Yes, my son will be going to Groton. I have no idea what time he will leave, but I assume it will be sometime on Saturday. I cannot wait until next week so I can see him. I miss him terribly. Are you going to the meet and greet next week? If so, I look forward to meeting you.
At 7:39pm on September 21, 2011, Lil Angie 74 said…
Hello thought you would like to know my son just sent a letter, starting to get more, he says they write on tues and thurs now in addition to Sunday's, and it's mandatory!, lol it's not his favorite, but he says they get 25 mins so it's nice, says hes passed all exams, next one though is for everyone, as a team, he added they are all starting to do better;) and it's going fast, just practiced BS's went well for all.
At 12:46am on September 19, 2011, Lil Angie 74 said…
In the letter I got from him last week, he said there is a possibility. He will. Have a week with us after pir, don't really understand, but maybe they wont be ready for them in TX yet?
At 12:10am on September 18, 2011, Lil Angie 74 said…
He sounded, well proud in the call I received, he getting. Through everything great, except. For the run, which he must have done better on, he is one of the sweetest kids, I hope,That is serving him well at BC!
At 7:32am on September 9, 2011, raykesmom (Ship 07 Div 340) said…
My name is Bobbie and Rayke's last name is Fuller. 

I almost missed talking to him because my stupid phone dropped the call before it answered!  He called his dad, then called me back! 

Our PIR date is iffy now.  Rayke, who is in top physical condition, has tendonitis (shin splints)!!!  He has passed everything else, but running is tanking him.  If he can't pass the running portion, they will keep him another month on "no activities", then let him try again.  Ironically, he is supposed to eventually be stationed on an aircraft carrier.  I'm sure running that mile and a half in 12 minutes will come in handy...  

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