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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.


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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SHIP 07 DIV 303 Anyone? Anyone?

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Jul 31, 2011. 0 Replies

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grad dates???

Started this discussion. Last reply by lemonelephant Jul 25, 2011. 7 Replies

Can anyone tell me are graduations on Thursdays and Fridays, or Fridays and Saturdays????

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Ok....I just saw the photos that were posted to day of DIV 817....I know my son and I know that IS a picture of him! Front row 2nd from right with Rifle flag! Could it be already???? Anyone know if…Continue


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I'm a Mom of 4 boys! My oldest son Jesse (18) has joined the Navy! His job is Navy Aircrew Rescue Swimmer. I must say I was a little blindsided by this decision. I always pictured him attending a University and sticking close to home. Well, we as Moms, always seem to find out we don't always have a choice as to what they do when they 'grow up' I have since become an EXTREMELY proud parent of a Sailor!!! And I couldn't be prouder!!!
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Posted on July 27, 2011 at 5:00pm 4 Comments

May the good Lord be with you

Down every road you roam

And may sunshine and happiness

surround you when you're far from home

And may you grow to be proud

Dignified and true

And do unto others

As you'd have done to you

Be courageous and be brave

And in my heart you'll always stay



THE LETTER IS HERE!!! Wooooooooo hooooooooo!

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 9:01pm 2 Comments

Ugh it's about time!!! Well here it is Ship 7/303....Anyone? Anyone??? Grad: 9/16

Bad day!

Posted on July 23, 2011 at 10:05pm 7 Comments

Please God get me out of this dark hole I'm in today....I'm really having a tough day. Help me!

"Kid in a Box"

Posted on July 22, 2011 at 8:00pm 3 Comments

YAY! I got my son's box today! It was bittersweet! I was so happy but then it turned to tears! God I miss him soooo bad!

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At 11:27pm on August 23, 2011, Doreen(07/272) said… have you been? We are leaving tomorrow night for PIR. Cannot believe the time has come! You guys are right behind us. Sure does seem like a lifetime ago!
At 9:35pm on August 15, 2011, hawks (ship 07/div 303) said…
Just wanted to say Hi...and see how you are doing?  i sent you a message the other day, did you happen to get it?  after i sent it, i didn't see it anywhere...hoping it went through.  Talk to you soon :)
At 9:24am on August 8, 2011, hawks (ship 07/div 303) said…

He said he was doing well ~ has good days and then some "not so good days" as he put it.  I hope you've gotten a letter by now :)  It will help for sure!  I miss him terribly too!  I've never gone more than a day without talking to him...this is so hard.  We haven't booked our hotel yet, going to do that this week.

At 10:22pm on August 1, 2011, hawks (ship 07/div 303) said…
Hello There ~ Yes we are going for sure...are you?  We finally got a letter on Saturday..and hoping our letters made it too!  are you going?  Did you get a letter yet?  I would really like to meet some parents...and share our stories.  It's so wierd without him around!  The letter helped...but a phone call would be great!
At 12:44am on July 23, 2011, Animal Cookie said…

Dear Jessesmom,

This animalcookie I got the response you sent about our first born leaving. And I want to say THANK YOU.   I know exactly how you feel when our sons do come back I've been told they will be men.  When they do come back I know our hearts will once again be filled with happiness hang in there the days are getting easier.


At 8:16am on July 20, 2011, Juleslynn1211 said…

The very least I can say is.... I AM struggling!!! I need to hear his voice! When did your son leave?


At 10:18pm on July 19, 2011, Doreen(07/272) said…
Hi! I know just how you feel...our son was a DEPer since last year, and it seems like a lifetime ago! I wandered around our home, sat in his room and cried. It was's still hard, but pride fills my heart. I know that the Navy makes him happy, and serving others. So, let the countdown continue! 37 days til PIR. Look up Navy College, if you haven't already...the Sailors are earning college credit, even in boot camp. Mine is going to corpsman school and wants to eventually be a RN...and will be earning credits towards that as well.
At 11:08am on August 25, 2010, Genelle said…
hi!! Yes, we are very in love and its harder and harder everyday not being able to see him! Where is your son based at? Has he done a deployment yet? Btw i LOVE your picture of you and your son very very cute!!
At 11:07am on August 25, 2010, Karen said…
Monica, Wish I could tell you it gets easier. We had Joe home for 6 months. I think I asked him weekly if he was sure he wanted to go :) The worst part about bootcamp is not being able to talk to him whenever I want. I cry less, but still cry :( Miss my kid a lot! Worry he might get hurt and not be able to finish BC, which would disappoint him terribly. Will be so proud when he does it though. So yes, my emotions are all over the board. Karen
At 11:07pm on August 23, 2010, Karen said…
Monica, Great pics!

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