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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)

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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. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

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**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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


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**UPDATE 7/16/2021**




**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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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B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for comehereyoung
"Here's the link to the Ship 5 group - you can also find the link to the FB group on that page. Ship 5"
Feb 5
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"ComehereYoung -- My Husband was an Officer in the 80's and 90's and my middle son is currently serving as a Seabee.  He has been in for 7 years."
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A little about me:
I am the 1st (child number 7) daughter after 6 brothers. My parent have 9 children. My husband and I were married in the 90's. We have one boy, who just joined the NAVY. I am now looking for a full time job in the clerical/office setting. I could work remote b/c I am set to work from home.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
At Boot Camp now
When I heard “Navy,” I...
was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
As an only child he did not have to share his bedroom and bathroom. He got all our attention.
Our Navy experience so far...
has presented us with many questions.

French bread recipe:


No-Knead, Dutch Oven Bread

1/4 tsp active dry yeast

1 1/2 cups warm water

3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting.  You may use white, whole-wheat or a combination of the two.

1 1/2 tsp salt

Cornmeal or wheat bran for dusting

1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in water.  Add the flour and the salt, stirring until blended.  The dough will be shaggy and sticky.  Cover bowl with plastic wrap.  Let the dough rest at least 8 hours, preferably 12 to 18, at warm room temperature, about 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. The dough is ready when its surface is dotted with bubbles.  Lightly flour a work surface and place dough on it.  Sprinkle it with a little more flour, and fold it over on itself once or twice.  Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let it rest for about 15 minutes.

3. Using just enough flour to keep the dough from sticking to the work surface or the your fingers, gently shape the dough into a ball.  Generously coat a clean dish towel with flour, cornmeal or wheat bran.  Put the seam side of the dough down and the towel, and dust with more flour, cornmeal or bran.  Cover with another towel and let rise for about 1 to 2 hours.  When it's ready, the dough will have doubled in size and will not readily spring back if poked with a finger.

4. At least 20 minutes before the dough is ready, heat oven to 475 degrees.  Put a 6- to 8-quart heavy covered pot (cast iron, enamel, Pyrex or ceramic) in the oven as it heats.  When the dough is ready, carefully remove the pot from the oven and lift off the lid.  Slide your hand under the towel, and turn the dough over into the pot, seam side up.  The dough will lose its shape a bit in the process, but that's OK.  Give the pan a firm shake or two to help distribute the dough evenly, but don't worry if it's not perfect; it will straighten out as it bakes.

5. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.  Remove the lid and bake another 15 to 20 minutes, until the loaf is beautifully browned.  Remove the bread from the Dutch oven and let it cool on a rack for at least 1 hour before slicing.

Yield: One 1 1/2-pound loaf.

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Posted on January 21, 2021 at 9:32am 3 Comments

Our son left on Thursday January 14, 2021 and arrived in the evening in Chicago IL.  He did give us a very short call (1st I thought it was a machine so fast it went) and it was it.  We can not write to him because we don't have the address of where he is staying.  He did not write to us so far.  I thought I was tough, but realize how mother like I am.  It is a good thing, but it seams to come late.  I miss him more than I thought.  Does any one know when I can expect some news?  I know that…


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At 4:51pm on February 5, 2021, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Here's the link to the Ship 5 group - you can also find the link to the FB group on that page.

Ship 5

At 12:59pm on February 5, 2021, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

At 9:19am on February 5, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Comehereyoung - You are welcome. Whatever works best for you, I just wanted to make sure you were not alone. Also, I think B'sNukeMom posted that there is a more active FB group for Ship 5 if you need information. Blessings and prayers as you and your family navigate through new seasons in your lives. 

At 9:42pm on February 4, 2021, Chipmunk said…

comehereyoung - I just saw your message about your son!! I am soo sorry. But as others have said this does not define him and many do not even put forth the effort to serve in our military. Also, if this was a medical condition that the recruiters should have gleaned more information on - then it is in your son's best interest to have been as truthful and honest as he could be. 

Hugs my friend! And all the best on your job hunt. I also wanted to invite you to join another group on this site, ✟CHRISTIAN NAVY MOMS - Navy For Moms (  If you wish to join you may continue to share with other Navy moms and pray for them and also keep us updated on your son if you would like. There are some other moms that are on the BC Mom group on there as well. It is a closed group, so you will have to wait for me to accept your request - but that is another option versus just leaving the site completely. And feel free to stick around on BC Mom until you have gotten your son as well. 

At 3:22pm on February 4, 2021, belovedbyHim said…

ComehereYoung -- My Husband was an Officer in the 80's and 90's and my middle son is currently serving as a Seabee.  He has been in for 7 years.

At 8:40pm on January 31, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Glad you found my post!

At 11:11am on January 31, 2021, Chipmunk said…

comehereyoung - Your French bread looks so yummy. I will have to look at your recipe above. 

I noticed your comment in the main chat room this morning. I wanted to make sure that you realize there is NO actual visiting for PIR currently. WE say no Live PIR because family can not visit but the new sailors are still doing their Pass In Review and the command at RTC is video recording it for people to be able to view later and that is why it is being called a Virtual PIR. This link to the RTC website should have the information for you to watch his PIR when his time comes. Recruit Training Command Home Page (  Also this note on one of the pages - 

Please DO NOT travel to Great Lakes as Sailors are NOT allowed off-base following graduation. You will not be able to meet your Sailor during their transition to A school as they will not be departing out of local public transportation centers. There will be ZERO opportunity for you to interact with your Sailor at Great Lakes.​​

At 4:30am on January 29, 2021, belovedbyHim said…

Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. First Things First-- The Quarantine Edition Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We are here to get you through the “Great Silence” of the next 4 weeks (ish) and the 10 weeks of BC (ish). You will come to learn that No News Is GOOD News and everything is Needs of the Navy. You life will be Hurry Up and Wait and it’s ok to make plans but they are subject to change until after they have happened so it’s best to embrace the Motto: Semper Gumby!! (Always Flexible!!)

The Expected timeline will look like this
Day 0 -- Travel, Arrival and "I'm Here" scripted phone call
Day 1-14 -- ROM (Restriction of Movement/ Quarantine-- Lots of studying and waiting)
Day 15-21 Arrive Onboard RTC and begin P-days (P-days- Initial Processing Days) including 2 days of P-hold (Weekend)
Day 21-- Complete P days. (Initial PFT & Run)
Day 22-- Begin training and mail form letter out. Look for it to arrive around 1-2 weeks later)
All of this is assuming no exposure to COVID with additional ROM
Training typically occurs Monday - Friday but we have heard rumors that Saturday’s are now training days as well.
Normal PIR will be 10 Fridays after departure from Home but it can be less by 1 but it can be extended by ???? (lots!!) It just depends on how many times they get caught in the “Ring of Fire” but do not get COVID. IF they get COVID, Once they are recovered they will not be removed from training again even if they are in the “Ring of Fire”. (so there is that small silver lining if kids get sick)
I Hope you’ll come and join us on the Main Boot Camp Moms page: You may have to scroll down a ways to reach the comments but we’d love to get to know you and answer any questions or concerns you may have or just be a support from others who “get it”.

At 10:25am on January 28, 2021, Chipmunk said…

PS. I forgot to tell you thank you for the lovely flower picture!!

At 11:43pm on January 27, 2021, Chipmunk said…

Comehereyoung  - you are welcome. There are times when things can get lost on this site and we just want to make sure everyone is getting the information that they need. 


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