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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

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

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**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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dmab (ship 9 Div 223)
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Started this discussion. Last reply by metalsetsmefree May 26, 2010. 2 Replies

My son left for boot camp April28th. We received his box and then a form letter the following week. He said they waited till May 4th to start bootcamp because they were waiting to fill his division.…Continue


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At 8:15pm on January 2, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

Have a great time in Bangor!! Will certainly keep you in mind for next time!! Pat

At 5:51pm on January 1, 2012, Pat L. in IL said…

SO nice to hear from you and SO glad your sailor found a better fit for him. He is on the USS Alabama. That was the first sub that Molly's Adopt A Sailor was allowed to adopt last July! My son is on the USS Pasadena currently in drydock in New Hampshire.

Hey, there is a packing party on Jan. 14 at the Villa Park VFW from 10AM to 1PM. Would love to have you join us. It would be so nice to meet you in person and introduce you to some other Navy Moms! Happy New Year! Pat

At 5:05pm on December 19, 2011, Kaye S. said…

Hi, "dmab," and welcome to the USS ALABAMA group! I'm the administrator for the gang, so if you have any questions, please ask. My son is a Nuke MM serving on the Blue crew, which is crusing right now. He's been in for five years.

Jump in with any questions or comments you may have. I think you'll find we're a nice bunch of folks and always willing to lend an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. Hugs! k.

At 7:33am on December 9, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…

Hi, Haven't seen you on here in quite a while! How are you? How is your sailor doing? Pat

At 9:29pm on June 29, 2010, Kimber said…
They are in an intense orientation before A school begins.. You won't be able to see him for awhile. It was about mid A school when he earned weekend leave I was able to go down.
At 2:23pm on June 29, 2010, Kimber said…
My son will graduate A school this Friday with honors. Suggestions STUDY and seek out mentors if needed. My son is blessed in that he already has a Mechanical Engineering degree. He helped mentor as much as he could. The first couple weeks in A school they are pretty hard on them and then start easing up as their grades come in. He will do fine. Thomas loves it. If he can have him seek out Thomas Byrd. If he is there he will help him out.
At 12:03pm on June 10, 2010, SumiK0125 (wife of a Nuke MM) said…
OH WOW that would be so awesome if you could do that for me! i just really would like him to have his cell on him so that when he does paperwork and stuff he can call me and let me know without having to use a pay phone.... lol
At 12:50am on June 10, 2010, SumiK0125 (wife of a Nuke MM) said…
hey dmab!
so funny that we are just now "friends" lol...
my husband will be traveling with your son! how exciting! i hope i get to meet your on, as i will be moving to goose creek soon after they get there! i really cant wait for that!
have you found out any other information yet about them leaving or anything, i was wondering if i could give my husband his cell phone and just have him keep it off till he gets to the airport on the 29th... know anything about that?
At 8:20pm on May 21, 2010, abbyblue said…
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At 4:50pm on May 21, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
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