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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)

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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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My Daughter Left For Boot Camp 12-10-12 - Are There Any Other Moms Out There?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lydia (12,Div 085) Dec 18, 2012. 49 Replies

My daughter left this evening and now I am awaiting her arrival call.  I am so happy for her, proud of her, and scared for her.  She's a lil bit of a thing but I know she can do it.  I don't like…Continue


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At 8:14pm on January 26, 2013, DebbieF (Ship 14 Div 055) said…
Yes they do monitor the conversations. I believe the main reason they say stuff to the SRs is to see their reaction. If she doesn't react, they'll leave her alone....I know that from experience....if she reacts negatively it will continue. I know that because one of the kids in my sailors division reacted and told his mom to stop using the website and the RDC's kept at advice is tell her to be strong....because they are testing her strengths and weaknesses. Tell her to be STRONG!! I hope it gets better for you both! How's everything else? When does she graduate? You must be so excited. Let me tell you PIR is so awesome! My son gained two pounds but looked so much thinner. Almost withdrawn!! But he is loving A school! You can private message me and then nobody sees the conversation. Just an FYI! Have a great night!!
At 7:16pm on January 3, 2013, DebbieF (Ship 14 Div 055) said…
Hey girl long time no talk! How's your daughter and granddaughter holding up? Better are you holding up? We spoke. While back...hope you remember! So her PIR is just about a month away. My sons is 1/11 sneaking up quickly, and I cannot wait. I've received letters every week, sometimes twice a week but only had three calls, last one before thanksgiving so I'd love to hear his voice again soon! Lol so anyway....just wanted to say hi again and wish you luck! Any questions just ask!
At 3:08pm on December 14, 2012, DebbieF (Ship 14 Div 055) said…
Awwww, I'm so happy for you! It's a mix between happy and sad at the same time, right? Yes may even get the letter today....if your mail didn't come yet because the box comes fed ex (mine did) and the letter post office. If not, then Monday! Have a nice weekend!
At 12:10am on December 11, 2012, DebbieF (Ship 14 Div 055) said…
Wow, that's awesome! You're emotions will be all over the place until you know she's ok. I warn you ahead of time she may sound almost robotic when she calls you tonight...don't get alarmed it expected. This doesn't mean she's not happy, just a lot going on and the chiefs and petty officers will be yelling to get some order. Plus they move so quickly and the call will be no longer than 30 seconds. Probably go like this....yeah I'm here safe you'll be getting a box with my clothes and stuff in it and you'll hear from me in about three weeks..I gotta you and then the phone hangs up! Don't be's all part of the program! I'm here for you girl!
At 9:42pm on December 10, 2012, lemonelephant said…

Hi, I see your daughter is going to be an MA.  MA is a rating dear to my heart since I have an MA. Sometime between now and the end of BC, join the groups San Antonio MA's (be sure to check out the top 3-4 discussions) and MAA Moms. I look forward to getting to know you better in those groups. If you have any questions, just ask. Two other groups are New MAA Mom's and Security Sailors, but they are not very active. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

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At 3:04pm on November 28, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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 and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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


At 11:40am on November 27, 2012, DebbieF (Ship 14 Div 055) said…
Hey there....welcome to n4ms website. I have a son in boot camp right now. He'll be graduating jan 11th. Can't wait! The hardest is the day they leave, but it's gets easier. I'm still missing him and waiting for a letter or phone call. But it gives you something to look forward to. Enjoy every single second with them before boot camp! If you ever have any questions just ask! Enjoy the's awesome!

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