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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).  


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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Started this discussion. Last reply by Denise Nuke EM Mom Feb 12, 2011. 9 Replies

I just wanted to come here and vent for a minute...A little background information...I was engaged to a guy for 3 years and with him for 4. It was a good relationship until the last two years or so.…Continue

Tags: boyfriend, fiance, fiancee, divorce, girlfriend


Honor. Courage. Commitment to my Sailor <3


Prayer of a Military Wife

Give me the greatness of heart to see,

The difference between duty and his love for me.

Give me understanding so that I may know,

When duty calls, he must go.

Give me a task to do each day,

To fill the time when he's away.

When he is in a foreign land,

Keep him safe in your loving hand.

When his duty is in the field,

Please protect him and be his shield.

And when he is gone for so long,

Please stay with me and keep me strong.



You Know You're Missing a Sailor When:

1. You wear men's sweatpants and t-shirts to bed.

2. You get up in the middle of the night to check your e-mail.

3. You sleep with your cell phone incase he calls in the middle of the night.

4. You haven't shaved your legs in weeks.

5. The mailman knows you because you are always out waiting for him to come.

6. You suddenly have an obsession with anything military related.

7. You make friends with strangers online just because they are in the same situation as you and are the only ones that can truly understand what you are going through.

8. You can't decide what to wear when you meet him at the airport because his flight comes in at a ridiculous hour in the morning and you want to look cute, but not too cute, because your cutest outfit you want to save for your first full day together.

9. You find yourself checking your e-mail every fifteen minutes.

10. The highlight of your day is getting a letter that was mailed a week ago.

11. And if you don't get a letter, the highlight of your day is writing him a letter that you know he will be able to read in a week.

12. You get excited about "unknown" phone numbers calling you.

13. When the clock says 11:11, you find yourself wishing for the same thing every time: a call from your sailor.

14. You wouldn't dream of walking out of the house without the cell phone and every number you have is forwarded to that cell.

15. You find yourself randomly crying from just looking at a picture of the two of you together.

16. You find yourself randomly crying and you sometimes have no idea why.

17. You stay on the internet for hours searching for anything and everything about the military.

18. You talk to your friends about him so much that they know his full name, birthday and even his favorite color.

19. You are reading this and smiling and nodding because you know it's so true

I'll always be here waiting for you <3



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At 12:30pm on April 9, 2011, tayway said…
SORRY it took so long to respond! I never log on anymore :/ Anyway, my hubby, then boyfriend, was in meridian then connecticut. I didnt see him in Meridian but did visit in CT. However, I think the liberty rules are the same...   He had to attend class mst of the day and also had duty days where I couldn't see him at all. He was supposed to be back in his barracks I think at 9pm everynight and maybe 10pm saturdays? Gee I'm sorry. Once he is closer to his grad date, he will get overnight liberty. He is allowed to go off base on weekends. I hope this helps!
At 10:07pm on March 2, 2011, momsnavyman said…
OMG me too.....he is doing great!!! it was scary for a while, but he got a boost of confidence and is pushing forward...i got to talk to him for about 25-to 30 min one day, and it was so awesome! your PIR is coming very soon, you must be so excited! we got plane tickets,hotel and rental car, now we are just waiting. so how is your husband doing? have you guys talked much, and do you know when he does Battlestaions? well thanks for looking me up......good luck
At 1:17am on February 26, 2011, abrock06 (USS Benfold) said…
I know what you mean! You have no reason to shave your legs now so why waste the effort? haha!
At 1:31am on February 23, 2011, abrock06 (USS Benfold) said…
I love your "you know you're missing a sailor when", it's soo true!
At 5:30pm on February 21, 2011, abrock06 (USS Benfold) said…
He's in Div 102 and I know! I can't believe it! But I know these last couple weeks are going to be horrible!
At 7:53pm on February 20, 2011, joshswife (ship 12 div 094) said…
i no im so excited!!!!!!!!!
At 3:57pm on February 20, 2011, joshswife (ship 12 div 094) said…
I'm driving and either leaving tuesday or Wednesday not so sure, I'm going with my hubby's parents, and we r leaving from ny state which should be fun.
At 12:16am on February 20, 2011, joshswife (ship 12 div 094) said…
Yes I got another letter today, I now get them on monday,thursday and probably didnt get one today because maybe he didnt have time to hand it in or maybe he had watch when they were. My hubbys div is doing realy well he's past evrything and I believethey have gotten all but 1 flag. He is really excited about when they went to the live fire range...he says they are starting to get into the more exciting things, and that he took the pictures...I just hope he got the biggest package, but noing him he probably got the smallest or none at all, he hates his picture takein, well girly keep me updated and I will keep you updated as well, when do you drive/fly out to chicago??
At 3:43pm on February 18, 2011, joshswife (ship 12 div 094) said…
Not to bad getting letters for often, hes doing good cant wait for it to be is ur guy holding up?
At 12:47am on February 18, 2011, joshswife (ship 12 div 094) said…
long tie no r you holding up??

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