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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).  


RTC Graduation

**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.

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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  • Olney, MD
  • United States

Lori's Friends

  • Emi - #proudofmysailor
  • therevbev
  • Batmom
  • Lindsaysproudmom(ship11Div345)
  • Jana
  • sandi8
  • Karyn
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  • Christa (Proud Navy Mom)
  • JonnyB.Goode'sProudMom
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  • Renie ship12 Div33
  • dj's mom
  • coltonsmom91 (Ship 11/ Div. 370)

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A little about me:
I have 4 children. Our youngest son is leaving for boot camp April 5th.
We couldn't be more proud of him. Our son-in-law was also in the Navy.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

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At 4:22pm on September 10, 2014, therevbev said…

Thanks for the welcome,Lori. We will be moving sometime after the 25th since we have to wait for our 2 presbyteries to work out the details of the change. The church plant is a great group of young adults and couples. I WILL let you know if I need help, I promise. Looking forward to meeting a Vinson mom.

At 8:10pm on September 9, 2014, therevbev said…

Lori- We WILL definitely meet. In fact, my husband is starting a church in the area and we are just starting to look for housing to rent. I've checked Olney, but there's not much to rent there in our range, so Germantown and Gaithersburg it will probably be.

At 7:43pm on July 15, 2014, Jana said…

just noticed your friend request THANKS Its nice to havea Mom on the East coast.

At 1:55pm on June 11, 2013, diannep said…

Well, hi there!  This is a test to see if you check your COMMENTS!  What has happened to Betsy?  I know A was home and her daughter too...but I think that was a while ago.  She hasn't been on the PIR groups.  Has she been posting on the Maryland group?  Ok, my friend, we shall see if you find this!  :-)

At 7:20am on September 22, 2012, Elaine-PIR 10/1/10 said…

Lori, This is Elaine from the Vinson moms. I am moving to Maryland in October. My mom is ill and I will be taking care of her. I am also joining the Maryland Moms site. We will be in Glen Burnie by the end of the first week in October. Can't wait to make some time to see one of my favorite Vinson moms again.

At 12:52am on April 8, 2012, Blueshirtmom said…

Thank you Lori!!!!!

At 6:03pm on December 5, 2011, diannep said…

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii   !  :-)

At 12:17pm on August 9, 2011, TexasMomof2 said…
Hi!  This is random BUTTT I'm a member of the facebook page for Wounded Warriors Project and on their page there is a posting where a family is being sought for a home makeover in Annapolis.....I'm not a member of the Maryland group but thought you might want to post there?  Maybe you guys know of a deserving family......
At 2:23am on March 7, 2011, Renie ship12 Div33 said…

Hi Lori,, its Renie

Thanks for sending me a message. I just got back from L A as Wilson and I drove down to visit a mom that I meet in GL at our boys graduation on 1-7-11.  I really connected with her and her husband got along with Wilson so we hung out the weekend in GL.


She has two boys that went into the navy . One graduated 12-17-10 and the other sailor was with my step son. I just met the other son as he got to come home to L A for his leave as he just got his orders for his C school which is in  Italy.. The other sailor is going to VA and mine is in GL still.


I had so much fun with this mom as I felt we have known each other for so long. We just got home tonight around 9:30pm. It was a 5 1/2 hour drive but worth every mile.

I missed our sailors call again this weekend but its nice to know he has called.


I am so tired so I will hope you write back as I am not to familiar with the FC rating and how this all works. He doesnt really share a whole lot about what a MOM would want to know. 

Take care and good night


At 11:34pm on March 3, 2011, kathyjeanba (ship 6/Div 929) said…

I asked my son to ask your son if his mom's nam is Lori.  I really think these are the same two "kids".  Ask your son if his friend's an Okie. When was his PIR?

We have friends who live in Linthicum  (spelling?) Is that anywhere near you?  

David said that he'd call again tomorrow if he has any other news. 


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