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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.


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.

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clarkedu (MM Nuke Prototype)
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  • Whittier, CA
  • United States

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At 5:48pm on August 15, 2011, jacqueline-rn said…
Hello, Clarkedu!  I didnt realize how much I depended on your cheery smile, sense of humor, ability to laugh at yourself, and ability to keep things in perspective!  I hope that when I navigate these waters come November (my son's a DEPPER, Nov is when he starts bootcamp) I can do it with a certain amount of style.  My definition of style?  Well, I guess it means that if your canoe capsizes (and I'm sure mine will) you just shake the water out of your ears and keep paddling!  You'll probably never know how many moms and SRs you helped.  I just wanted to say thanks and BRAVO ZULU for making it through boot camp.  (How come our kids are the only ones who get the cool uniform?  Don't they realize we went through boot camp, IT, Battle Stations too?  It hardly seems fair to me!)  Anyway. Thanks again.  Jackie.
At 5:37pm on July 21, 2011, bobbie (ht mom) said…
great here is mine 919-300-9233 .... cant wait to meet all
At 9:57pm on July 15, 2011, bekka2u2 said…
Any new info on a get together for 07/245 on the 4th. Have you seen any of the pics on facebook usnavyrecruittraining command. I look all the time but I haven't seen any of our group yet. I continue to get letters from my daughter but still no phone calls. And she says that these next 3 weeks will be real rough on them. So I will try to make sure I get more mail out to her during this time.
At 6:14pm on July 10, 2011, A-team2006 said…
I'm doing great actually, thanks for asking.  I haven't been on here lately because I have been so busy.  I was able to talk to my husband for over 40 minutes on Wednesday, and he has written me over 12 letters so far, the next 28 days are going to be a lot easier than the first 28 that is for sure.  I finally received that form letter yesterday, my husband forgot to put the APT # on it because he was rushing, and it was returned to sender so that solves the question as to why I never received it.  How are you doing?  I am sure you are getting anxious and excited for graduation as am I.
At 2:18pm on July 6, 2011, bekka2u2 said…
I see that you are from Whittier, Ca. I lived in Calif for 31 years and moved to a little tiny town in NY. I was from Lawndale, Calif. which is real close to redondo bch, hermosa bch, manhatten bch and of course close to LAX.
At 2:14pm on July 6, 2011, bekka2u2 said…
I called and got info on the pictures that they will have taken if you would like any of the info please let me know and I can forward the info on to you. I know that I am having her order a copy of her picture for each one of my brothers and sisters (7) and for my folks, and her dad. I wanted to get a guestimate on how much to put in her account for the pictures.  
At 11:05am on June 27, 2011, bekka2u2 said…
Do you know the date of the graduation for Ship 07 Div. 245?
At 2:52pm on June 24, 2011, CAnavymom(MMN) said…
I did get your message and sent one back :)
At 12:58pm on June 24, 2011, CAnavymom(MMN) said…

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you...long days at work and then Wed I was really only on here to do some research for my SR.

I'd love to get together one day...we can commiserate with each other :)

At 10:49pm on June 22, 2011, julieb1019 said…
Wow thanks so much for walking me through this in your foot steps

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