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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 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).  

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 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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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Just left for boot camp

Started this discussion. Last reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom May 15, 2012. 8 Replies

My son just left for boot camp yesterday . He called to say the arrived to Great Lakes around midnight. Just wondering if any other moms out their had a son one daughter leave on the 9th. Also if…Continue


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At 2:32pm on July 5, 2012, Proudmama! said…
Any of you going to meet and greet tonight at Flannagans?
At 3:28am on July 3, 2012, Proudmama! said…
I can't sleep ... Need to hear from him. Before we drive up!
At 9:45am on June 28, 2012, cbadillo said…

Proudmama, As far as I know 205 & 208 should be fininshing up battlestations at 10:00 this morning!!  So excited!  I see you are from San Antonio.  Will you be going to PIR?  We are driving from Alamo, in Rio Grande Valley!  I hope to meet you there.  Let me know if you get a call!

At 8:08am on June 28, 2012, diannep said…

Most likely they will go either Monday or Tuesday night next week.  Monday is the more normal night for the 900 divisions, but this week, the 900 division went on Tues night. 

At 4:00pm on June 6, 2012, Teri4Navy said…

Hello, My Daughter is in the same Division, she said that they got to pick up the riffel on the 2nd day, she is scared she is going to drop it. have you gotten your first call?  I got mine yesterday i think. my days are running 

At 10:09pm on May 30, 2012, navymummy_S9-DIV210 said…

hi proudmama i saw your post about the graday on 7/6 for your son. My daughter is also graduating that day. after a week i received her box then after another week i received the formal letter about the graduation day and it came with a brochure, the brochure helps a lot it tells you how far is great lakes from the airport and hotels. did you get that brochure? you mention you havnt book your flight and or hotel. I havent book anything either. im just kind of waiting for the flight to go down its a bit pricess right now for my family. But i will have to do it soon, im from the bay area in california, where are you flying from? navymummy and welcome to this site lots of info and it helps.

At 12:30pm on May 8, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)


At 1:39am on May 8, 2012, Proudmama! said…
Great info thanks!!
At 8:28pm on May 4, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

Hi...I just wanted you to know about an Amazing thing. Calls for is giving away FREE Pre-paid Calling cards for Recruits in Boot camp.  Visit the site, and send an email requesting Phone Cards and send them off to your Recruits! Have a great day!!

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