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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.


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still 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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Michele(SHIP 11 DIV 317)
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

A Son Like You

A son is a treasure
A blessing from above
He is laughter, warmth and special charm
He is happiness and love

A son brings a special joy
That comes from deep inside
And as he grows into a man
He fills your heart with pride
With every year that passes
He is more special than before
Through every stage, through every age
You love him even more
No words can describe the memories
The pride and gratitude
That comes from having a son that is wonderful…
a son just like you.


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At 10:21am on March 15, 2012, kgobble said…

My son is AO he is just finishing up in Pensacola and will go to Washington in meet the Nimitz. He super excited to being heading up there finally.


At 9:32pm on March 3, 2012, Craig said…

Remember she need to do her Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) too.... (Language test).  

At 8:04am on September 12, 2011, diannep said…
M/T 9/19-9/20, we think.
At 9:15am on August 16, 2011, iluvalysa said…
good morning, yes Alysa tried college too but got too expensive for her and she will be turning 19 this month, my baby. my oldest lives in Washington state with his family, i went there the day after Alysa swore in, i sure do miss them so much.
At 8:16am on August 16, 2011, iluvalysa said…
thats the only letter that we have also, but its in California with her dad, it has to be hard on her with us living in seperate states. her birthday is this mont so i sent a card along with all my other letters. i sure do miss her voice i have my phone on me at all times. well i hope you hear from your sailor soon also.
At 1:56am on August 16, 2011, alex's mom(Tina) said…
my son is in A school now and he is in gulf port MS. I dont know if there is a diff between A schools so you might tell him to ask.  I know my son said at phase 2 they can go away for the weekend and phase 3 they can have civi clothes and his car.  Once again have him ask a commanding officer so he isnt mislead on this.
At 8:44am on August 15, 2011, iluvalysa said…
hi michelle, im Alysas mom and she is in avionics, not her 1st choice but it was available, its nice to hear from other moms from her ship, im still waiting for a letter from her, September 23rd can not come fast enough for me.
At 12:10pm on August 9, 2011, RED (Ship 11 Div 317) said…
i think Antonio goes to florida for A school too.
At 11:35am on August 9, 2011, chell (GM, Norfolk) said…
Evan will be staying in Great Lakes for A school.  He wanted to be an air traffic controller too but his vision prevented it.  Poor kid, got his mom's eyes!  He's going to be a gunners mate which he is really jazzed about.
At 4:52pm on August 8, 2011, Peyt's Mom said…

Hey Michelle,

How are you doing?  Any news yet from your son?  None from Peyton so far...hopefully sometime this week.  Hang in there...



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