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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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Tonys Mom (Martha)
  • Female
  • Tolar, TX
  • United States

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Tony is my only child. This has been the hardest thing I have ever experienced
I am here to support my
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
To be patient
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 7:20am on September 29, 2010, Elaine-PIR 10/1/10 said…
Tony's Mom, Be safe out there. I will be packing and double checking everything today. I leave the house at about 6:30 tomorrow. Hope to be at the Navy Lodge by about 2 p.m. Have to make sure I don't forget anything. Like Christmas, make a list, check it twice. Will be watching posts for when your calls start coming in. As excited for you and the other moms waiting as I was for myself yesterday. Have a great day.
At 7:51pm on September 28, 2010, Elaine-PIR 10/1/10 said…
Tony's Mom, good luck to your SR tonight. It was a long night but I managed to get about 4 hours of sleep. The morning seemed longer. Can't wait for you to feel like I did this afternoon when my phone rang. Are you off work tomorrow? What hotel are you staying at?
At 9:39pm on September 22, 2010, Elaine-PIR 10/1/10 said…
I wish I had made this quilt, it was hanging in the shop I go to. Made by someone from there. There is a quilt show this weekend at the Sheriff's Posse Building on Hwy 180 west of Weatherford. It costs $5.00 to get in. Put on by the Quilter's Guild of Parker County. My sister-in-law and I will be going on Saturday. I think I will be quilted out by then. We did the Shop Hop the weekend before last, went to a quilt show at Will Roger's last Friday and the show this weekend. I am working on a wavy flag pattern. It was designed by one of the ladies that owns the shop I go to here in Weatherford. I'll bring a copy to PIR. SR's letters have been mostly downers until this past week. He is counting down the days now. I'm so proud of him and all the boys. His division had problems from the beginning but seem to be getting it together finally. He told me he is carrying a flag at PIR. I sent a letter and card today and have seen where they will forward mail so will probably send a few more this week. Is your SR going on to P'cola after PIR? We need to have lunch sometime, maybe on a weekend. I could meet you in Granbury after all the excitement is over.
At 9:34am on September 22, 2010, Elaine-PIR 10/1/10 said…
Hi, Was wondering if I would eventually find you on here. What have Tony's letters home been like. Are you doing OK. The first 3 weeks I had a rock in my stomach, didn't eat or sleep very well. Now that we are down to 8 days I am getting nervous again. I'm flying out on the 30th from DFW and am staying at the Navy Lodge. We are retired Navy so I always try to stay in the lodge when we can. Did you make that quilt (?). I quilt, too, and found lots of good fabric on a quitling SHop Hop on the 10th and 11th of this month. What a beautiful puppy. Let me know what is going on. Hope to see you at Great Lakes. I'll be alone. SR's dad drives a truck and will be on the road that weekend.
At 6:55pm on September 18, 2010, Angel of Freedom said…
On second thought. If you want to surprise him, it would make a great graduation present and you will be able to see his face shine when he sees it. God bless you and yours,
At 6:54pm on September 18, 2010, Angel of Freedom said…
Hi, Your quilt you want to send your son, is that the one pictured? It is absolutely gorgeous or maybe the guys would rather I said something more like beautifully patriotic. I love it. My son couldn't have something like that at GC, as far as I know, until he moved into an apartment off base at his next location in NY. He generally doesn't want me to send much. Says it is just more for him to move from base to base but I bet your son would love it and be proud of you for making it for him and it will remind him often how much you love him. Great job. If you ask him if he can have private items, or a quilt, he can tell you. Blessings,
At 5:14pm on September 17, 2010, Angel of Freedom said…
I have received a lot of help from the N4Ms admins.
At 5:13pm on September 17, 2010, Angel of Freedom said…
Nice picture!
At 5:12pm on September 17, 2010, Angel of Freedom said…
Thank you. Blessings,
At 2:20am on September 15, 2010, Angel of Freedom said…
Thank you. I look forward to knowing you better. I am sad today because my son deployed and I did not realize last week's call would be our goodbye. I did not expect it to hit me so hard. Hanging in there and praying for patience and serenity. Blessings,

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