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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 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


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nikosmom ( CVN 70, Seaman )
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Welcome, nikosmom(ship 12 Div 99)!

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A little about me:
Hi, I am the Mother of 7, my youngest just left for BC so I am a little lost. By profession I am a Recreational Therapist (currently unemployed). Recently moved to our cottage in Michigan, ( down sizing ) you might say. I had started Graduate school in Indiana but with the move have not reapplied to Western yet, kind of thinking about a different major. My husband and I lead a U.S.Naval Sea Cadet unit in Lowell, Indiana. if you are not familiar with sea cadets let me explain. USNSCC is a non profit civilian organization sponsored by the NAVY. we teach and train young people about Navy life. the cadets earn rank by completing coursework and going to trainings. The U.S.Navy is our sponsor, it is similar to ROTC, only we are much stricter. I like to say we run a tight ship.Anyway, I am used to my son going to trainings, but only for a couple of weeks, NOT 8. this is a whole new ball game, plus the fact that this is the real deal!!! enough about me.....blah blah
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At 5:30am on June 12, 2011, Mike's Mom said…
I don't think these guys realize how hard we're gonna tackle them with hugs :)  I don't know how Mya is gonna be able to let go of her brother once she gets a hold of him.  And of course we got Nicholas on our sign!  He's Navy family!
At 7:53pm on May 13, 2011, Sunshinestar8181 said…
to set up a google alert, go to google and type in USS Carl Vinson and hit "news" at the top. once it brings up news articles scroll down to the bottom and it'll say "create and email alert for uss carl vinson". just follow the directions it gives.
At 9:43pm on March 16, 2011, Mom2aSailor said…

Oh thank you!  :)  Did some wait in the waiting area and then got to sit w/you, or did they have to sit separately?  We'll be ok, except for my dad, he doesn't have a "pass".. thanks! :)


At 10:52am on March 9, 2011, trsteve1 said…
She found out just a couple days later. You would have received a letter in the mail regarding the special seating at PIR if your recruit had received the award. All the same, congrats to him for being nominated! It's definitely an honor, lots of young peoples graduating this week!
At 12:11am on March 2, 2011, Proud of my Sailor said…
Nikosmom-was there a note somewhere in N4M about DIV 099 wearing white scarfs to PIR?
At 1:45am on February 27, 2011, Lorraine said…
Glad you could make it today. I hope you enjoy PIR...looking forward to hearing more about your son's Navy adventures at the next M&G. Take care.
At 9:12pm on February 4, 2011, LivFutureSailor(Ship 12 Div 099) said…
i saw your post saying you got a phone call! yay! congrats, im happy for you! it's so exciting!
At 11:48pm on February 3, 2011, LivFutureSailor(Ship 12 Div 099) said…
I didn't even see that you left me a comment on my page until just now! But to answer your questions, yes, I am in DEP right now and I got a letter yesterday (02Feb. But I already told you that :) ).
At 10:38pm on February 1, 2011, frandrea<3 Ship 12.Div 93 said…
I love your ribbons and your blue candle!!! :) I have mine lit and it's about to run out!
At 5:28am on January 31, 2011, MarylandMom said…


He is IT. Currently in A school at Corry Station. He has been there since Dec27th,however things didn't get rolling again until Jan2nd. My understanding is there will be 19 weeks of A school, followed by 19 weeks of C school. So, he will be there for awhile !!  Thanks for the friend add !!  ~Donna~


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