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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.


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Shelly/Ethan's Mom Ship07Div206
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A little about me:
I am the mother of Ethan who is scheduled to PIR on 6-4-10. I am so proud of my son and all that he has accomplished in such a short time. I am truly excited to find out what the future will bring for that sweet man I call my son!
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No news is good news. I have learned that knowing that your child is doing what he truly wants to do is the most amzaing feeling a mother could ever have even it it takes them away from you for a short while. In the beginning it feels like forever but the time really does go faster than you think.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 2:54am on June 9, 2010, Claudia(Andy's WIfe) said…
hey did you guys get home okay!?! Haven't heard fromyou guys. I hope so, I'm very blessed to have met you all this past weekend. Thank you all for everything! :) Are you guys getting back to normal schedule now? Any word from Ethan yet?
At 9:42am on May 24, 2010, Pam said…
I know how anxious and excited we are to have bootcamp over and done with, so can you imagine how the boys are feeling? I try to look at as we're having a difficult time, but what the boys/girls are going through it's probably ten times worse for them!! You guys look like your a really close family - the same as us. Oh, we've had our ups and downs with Jamie, but in the end there's nothing like a families love. Gosh, I can't wait to see him and I'm really over this no communication thing also!
At 4:35pm on May 23, 2010, Claudia(Andy's WIfe) said…
Thats so great to hear everyone getting letters because it does help with knowing information but disappointed because all I've gotten is one letter in the past 2 weeks. I'm very anxious to get to PIR and its been very hard to function in normal everyday stuff because I want it to be here SOOO bad. I hope that we all get some more letters this next week :)
At 6:54pm on May 22, 2010, Pam said…
Shelly: Jamie is a talker, so I'm sure he's enjoying this letter writing now. I am so sorry you haven't gotten a letter from Ethan. It does make you anxious. The wondering is enough to drive you crazy. He asked me to send more pictures because the "guys" like to share pictures and tell about each others families. I have a feeling that Ethan probably knows a great deal about my family now! I always said if Jamie was home, everyone knew about it. I'll keep my fingers crossed you get something this coming week.
At 4:58pm on May 22, 2010, Claudia(Andy's WIfe) said…
Oh well thats good to hear! I only received one on Thursday and he said he was going to write more but haven't gotten anything else :( I wish we could communicate with them more. As time is drawing near, I'm becoming anxious, nervous and excited!
At 7:54pm on May 19, 2010, Claudia(Andy's WIfe) said…
Hi, still haven't received any letters and I was just curious to what Ethan had mentioned about Andy anything about him would be great.don't know why I haven't gotten anything.
At 12:36pm on May 19, 2010, Claudia(Andy's WIfe) said…
I'm soo happy you received a letter with good new that they did good last week. Still haven't received anything:(. I'm very excited to meet everyone too! It's really awesome that we can communicate with each other and that they are getting to know each other. This website is pretty amazing! Fingers crossed we'll get phone calls this week. Hope you guys are doing well and only 15 days!
At 1:55am on May 9, 2010, Char said…
Thanks Shelly. I believe this website will be a great benefit to me in the days to come. Lots of exciting things to come in the next few weeks for all of us!!!
At 5:08pm on May 4, 2010, Pam said…
We got our first phone call today from Jamie! He sounded good and does know Ethan! Or as he called him "The kid from Texas!" How exciting!

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