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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 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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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.


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**UPDATE - 2020**

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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.

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A little about me:
I am a mother of 4 children. I also have 7 grandchildren. My son Jake (21) left for basic training on Sunday, May 6, 2012 - I am very proud of him but also miss him very much.
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At 4:46pm on June 28, 2012, cmacdon said…

thanks for sending me that information!  Can't wait for BC to be over!  Where is your son going to A school?  My daughter is going to San Antonio! 

At 8:09am on June 2, 2012, paulaw said…

Hi plebbendig, no my son is not Terrence  he is Ben, your son might know him as i think Ben is the only English recruit in 209, he is going on to A school in Florida though, i got a phone call  from him  yesterday, it was so good to hear his voice and i can hear the change  in him already, he sounded much more mature and his attitude ( and he had one LOL) had really softened.. I miss him but i think the navy was definitely the right decision . How are you coping? have you had a call yet? Paulaw  

At 11:06pm on May 17, 2012, MamaHouz said…

My daughter graduated from NWHS in 2010,  she just turned 20.  They may have crossed paths.  She is now on ship 09 div 209  I got the letter today!!  What's your sons name i will ask if she knew him.

At 9:19pm on May 15, 2012, MamaHouz said…

Hi plebendig, I noticed you're from Justin and our kids went to bootcamp the same day.  I live in Haslet and it's my daughter that enlisted.  I wonder if they knew each other in highschool?  How are you doing?  I'm missing her terribly.  We did everything together.  Let me know if you need anything.

At 5:22pm on May 10, 2012, Recruit Man - Ronny said…

If you know of anyone in Boot Camp, or Leaving Soon for Boot Camp, go to and Get FREE phone cards for them to use. Loved ones or the Recruits should NOT have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp…and now they Don't!!

At 2:59pm on May 8, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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.

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



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