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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).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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pianomom1 (ship 11/div 203)
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  • Roanoke, VA
  • United States

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At 2:12pm on August 11, 2011, Alicia Mick K. said…
Thanks so much.. Your words and prayer encouraged me alot..
At 7:59pm on July 28, 2011, TxNvyMom2011 said…
Sorry it has been so long since I have been on.  I have actually gone to see my son twice.  They are hoping for 3rd phase which is overnight liberty.  The barracks they are in are very nice.  Ft. Sam is a large base and lots of stuff for the kids to do on their free time.  They have been in class now for 2 weeks and have had several test already. on a care package don't send any choclate as it will melt in the heat.  I sent things like pens, highlighters snack foods.  My son requested walmart cards so they can go to walmart and buy stuff like lunch meat and bread so they don't always have to go to the chow hall.  Let me know if you need anything or have any questions
At 11:36pm on July 13, 2011, TxNvyMom2011 said…
my son is in class 185
At 11:02pm on July 6, 2011, Maria ( 9/132 - HM- 04-2011) said…
Hi Susan, ok sent you am email to the email you sent me. Hope you get it this time. It will com from Have a good evening. Maria
At 10:33pm on June 21, 2011, MamaCindy (MMW TM) said…
I'm having the same old problem of my msgs not sending to you!!! ARGHHH! It was SO good to meet you Thursday night. I, too, was so disappointed not to meet YOUR son. If you have a FB account, let me know and maybe we can meet the guys there....more later when I can send!
At 9:10pm on June 2, 2011, MamaCindy (MMW TM) said…
pianomom1 - I have tried to send you a private message at least 4 times and it simply won't send!  Know that I am praying for your son to FLOAT and will continue to do so until you  tell us he passed!  Have typed much more each time, but I guess I'll leave it at this!  PRAYING!!
At 5:15pm on May 27, 2011, Cayster16 said…
Yes my son had mentioned one of his best friends was from VA.  This is great...  We will need to connect graduation day!
At 11:38am on May 26, 2011, diannep said…
You can go to her page and leave a comment for her.  Have you tried that? Or send her a message from her page.  I hope all is ok with her SR.
At 6:10pm on May 16, 2011, KC'smom said…
My boy went in with the attitude that it was gonna be pretty bad. He's not the type to tell me the truth if he thought it would make me cry. The fact that he is so tired he falls asleep standing up says it all. No, he was not exaggerating. I aksed him if he regrets joining and he said No. Thank God!! He hasn't had any major illness or injury - just sinus problems. We can handle that. He said 70 of the 80 people in his division failed the first fitness test! haaha, that made me feel so much better that he didn't stand out as the lone soul that didn't pass. He did pass swimming though. He told me to go ahead and book for the 17th, he's sure he will pass all tests on the next round. :)
At 5:15pm on May 16, 2011, KC'smom said…

Is your child ship 11 div. 203? Mines 204 and just made his first real call. He told me his unit isn't looking too hot either, but they had a  prolonged Pweek as well!


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