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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 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.


RTC Graduation

**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.

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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A little about me:
I am 39 years old with 2 children of my own and I have a stepson. My oldest son, 18 just made it to Navy bootcamp yesterday, (June 20, 2010). Someone told me about this website and I thought I would check it out. My husband I'm married to now is a 20 year retired veteran from the Navy. I don't know what else to say, I'm so nervous and sad and I miss my son so much and it's only been one day.
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I have no experience with the Navy only what my husband has told me from when he was in it. He retired after 20 years in 2006. I'm at a loss.

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Ship 13 DIV 312

Posted on July 3, 2013 at 5:30pm 2 Comments

My son is on ship 13 DIV 312!! Is there anyone else whose loved one is on that ship and in that DIV??? I would really like to keep in touch with you all and maybe meet up at graduation in August. :):):)

I'm so happy....I got the graduation letter yesterday and it's on August 23rd. My son is on ship 13 div 312. Is there anybody's children from this site on that ship and div? If so please let me know …

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 1:25am 3 Comments

I'm so happy....I got the graduation letter yesterday and it's on August 23rd. My son is on ship 13 div 312. Is there anybody's children from this site on that ship and div? If so please let me know so I can keep in touch with you!!! :) Continue

The "Box" Continued

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 11:03am 3 Comments

Okay, I said yesterday that I got the box but was very disappointed that there wasn't an address in the box.  When do we get the address? :(

The "Box" hladner

Posted on June 26, 2013 at 9:47pm 1 Comment

Well I received my son's box today. I got a little teary eyed but held it together. It was
really strange to see all of his clothes in there. Now I'm waiting on his address and date
of his graduation. It will be a week tomorrow that he's been gone so only 8 weeks to go!!

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At 10:36pm on July 9, 2013, louisianasailormom said…

Sent you a friend request on FB.  I have my settings to where only friends could find my name on there.  When I looked up your name again, then I had a friend request button.

At 10:08pm on July 9, 2013, louisianasailormom said…

I sent you a message in Facebook.  It should be in your inbox in the "Others" folder.

At 10:01pm on July 9, 2013, louisianasailormom said…

It's under Donna Chauvin Minchey.  I just changed my settings to allow everyone to send a friend request.  I had it set to just Friends of Friends.  My sons' name is David.  I am writing to him now and telling him about  There is also a group on Facebook PIR 08/23/13 TG#41.  Lots of good people/info on here too!


At 9:37pm on July 9, 2013, louisianasailormom said…

I see you on there, but I can't find a friend request button??

At 9:32pm on July 9, 2013, louisianasailormom said…

I have a Facebook account.  It's Donna Minchey.  Look for me there.  That would be good to talk on there also.  I will let my son know.

At 7:42pm on July 9, 2013, louisianasailormom said…

I feel the same way!  I can't wait to write to my son tonight to tell him I met you on here.  I'm sure he and your son know each other. 

At least the one who has to sit out will get to see him afterwards.  Not sure what we'll do after PIR.  I guess whatever he wants!  If he just wants to go back to the room and chill or go somewhere.  I know there is a limit as to how far they can travel from base and they have to be back by a certain time.  I've read to make sure that you have him back to the base in plenty of time for him to check back in.  I sure don't want to do anything to get him trouble.  Have you seen some people put on here or on Facebook to bring a Tide pen because they can't get anything on their uniform? 

At 4:14pm on July 9, 2013, louisianasailormom said…
That was me. I thought that was you from your profile picture. How cool is this! That's good you have someone that lives up thetet. I hope you get to see your sister. I am so excited about the whole trip. Gonna be a long drive! We are planning to drive straight through to great lakes.
At 1:34pm on July 9, 2013, louisianasailormom said…
That's are yall going to drive or fly up there? We're going to drive and make a vacation of it. I guess I've been knowing this was coming since he and his brother were in fourth grade. Now I have one son in Illinois and my daughter's in New Orleans. Still one at home though.
At 12:37pm on July 9, 2013, louisianasailormom said…
Hi! My name is Donna. I remember seeing you and your family at MEPS. How are you.Anxiously awaiting that first teal contact. e live between West Monroe and Ruston. His twin brother will be going to Tech in the fall.
At 6:53am on July 6, 2013, mt1069 said…

Sorry, I did not see the comments above.  Looks like I will not be meeting you at graduation.  My son graduates on 8/16.


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