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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).  


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**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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I am 24 years old and engaged to a wonderful man. He left for Boot Camp June 1st and I miss him like crazy but our love is strong and we will get through this together. I am so proud of him!
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At 9:59pm on July 8, 2011, RobertsGirl3609 [Ship02 DIV940] said…

No problem! My SR left June 21st! It seems like time is going by so slow!!

Oh, I didn't know I couldn't do that! I'll change it! Thank you for letting me know! (:

At 6:26pm on July 6, 2011, florida_girl ship 3/div 235 said…
At 12:02am on July 6, 2011, florida_girl ship 3/div 235 said…
I did get my call and all of my concerns are gone. I am so happy! I cant wait to see him in a few weeks =)
At 10:42am on July 2, 2011, florida_girl ship 3/div 235 said…

I think this is a normal thing for most people... it sucks, but we must remember that they are going through a lot and they should know that we are too. When I got his first letter this week I must have written back 3 different times, but in the end they were all crumbled up. lol. my last letter to him did mention some things i had concerns about, but not calling him out on it like saying why didnt you do this or why didnt you do that (even though i still cant get that thought out of my head) just think we only have a few more weeks! The biggest thing to remember and something my boyfriend did write in his letter was that they were now starting the building up process. So the most recent letter you probably got was one of the hardest being that it was probably the last week in the break down week, ie hell week. From now on the letter should be more positive! I am really hoping I get a call soon. I have only got to talk to him for 5 minutes and that was a few weeks ago (the day before fathers day). the thing that gets me the most is that his division got a 30 minute call a few weeks ago and i didnt hear from him, but his mom talked to him for 3 minutes, so I dont know where the rest of the 27 minutes went... I guess all I can do is try and forget it but that is hard. This monday, yes 4th of July, sounds cheesy is our 2 year anniversary, im hoping he will be smart and call this weekend if you know what i mean, other wise he will be in trouble :P

At 9:58pm on July 1, 2011, florida_girl ship 3/div 235 said…
hey, i read your discussion post about your mixed emotions... I feel that almost every week when I get my boyfriends letters. I guess I am just negative nancy. lol. he tells me he loves me, but I have finally realized after 3 weeks of getting letters and a bunch of times spent talking it over with friends not to look to much in to it. This weeks letter came yesterday for me to, my boyfriend seemed really busy and stressed because usually i get 2 page letters from him, but this time it was maybe 2/3 of a page! I am trying my hardest not to write to him and say "do you still love me" because he is going through a lot and he doesn't really need to hear that right now, and like I said I am probably just over thinking everything. So I just have to get over it and keep writing everyday like I do and wait til the 29th!!!!!
At 11:26pm on June 30, 2011, skell456 (AO wife) said…

Hello I would like to welcome you to our page at

We are growing everyday and have lots of advice, experiences, and support to share.  Hope to hear from you soon!!!!!

At 8:29pm on June 19, 2011, Shantonia said…
Awww!:) lol r u getting a lot of support here? It took me a while to get passed mi emotions and get on here and talk lol
At 2:01pm on June 18, 2011, Shantonia said…
Our fiancés our on the same ship!!!
At 5:35pm on June 15, 2011, florida_girl ship 3/div 235 said…
he had to call her to get some information about something but needless to say they did not talk long because the commander was standing over him
At 9:07pm on June 14, 2011, florida_girl ship 3/div 235 said…
I did send it to 7156 and I just heard from his mom he received all my letters yesterday!

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