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


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Today I got the last set of letters from my love, I also got a random and very unexpected phone call on sat! I have to admit I will miss getting letters from him in the mail, but it does mean boot camp is coming to an end and we can move on to skype dates!


His letters were short, but in all hes still excelling!

“I love you DEARLY Mrs S********, and still miss you alot too!”

They did 4 days of fire fighting, and had the “confidence chamber” aka the gas chamber. He was funny and said tear gas is nothing compared to the OC and CS gas hes been sprayed with at SCDC. (He use to work in a prison and had to go to the police academy; one of the requirements to being able to use gas on the inmates is being gassed yourself).

“I am not just finishing boot camp I am excelling at it, and I am doing it for you. I love you Heather. Just know everything I do is for you, because without you I’d have nothing”

He got a 10 min phone call on Saturday, didn't say for what but told me they did not win the Captains Cup, which is just a fun sports competition between the graduating divisions, and they bombed test 3 as a whole, hes still waiting on individual scores though (I know he aced it!), so they will not be a “Hall of Fame” Division… but said they still are a very good division. Had all the civilians that were at RTC for last weeks graduation stopping at watching them work. And said the whole “Ship” talks about his division!




Tonight he has Battle Stations and I pray his division does well! I will hopefully get my "I'm a Sailor" call tomorrow! Also the RTC page will be updated with the list of Honor Grad names, He was told by his RDC's that he was going to be an Honor Grad, but tomorrow we will know for sure! I am a little skeptical about it because I have read that if a recruit is an Honor Grad I would have gotten an official letter from the Navy... so IDK, but either way I know he has done amazing and has an amazing career ahead of him!

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Comment by Laina on February 8, 2011 at 9:35pm
Heather, it sounds like you have an amazing guy there that you are very proud of... My son is Div 070 and I got my call today at 4:30.  He didn't like the gas chamber too much. lol.. He had bronchitis while having to go through it.. These guys are amazing for what they have to go through.. I can't wait for you to get your call tomorrow.  Wish his Div could have won in the captains cup... I heard that my son's division won 3rd.  I'm just proud of the very fact that we officialy have a Sailor.  And now tomorrow you will get your call that you have your Sailor.  God Bless.
Comment by just a girl with a broken heart on February 8, 2011 at 9:43pm

Thanks ♥

I am so proud of ALL the recruits! Joining the Navy was something I always wanted to do but was always too scared to go. I am a tad bit jealous... lol

My husband has done amazing and I am very proud of him. It has been very hard without him here, but he has done amazing! His previous job working at the prison really benefited him I think. And growing up a Navy brat did too!

I cannot wait to get to graduation!

Comment by just a girl with a broken heart on February 9, 2011 at 1:26am
thanks! BS tonight... got my fingers crossed!
Comment by mysailorson on February 9, 2011 at 6:48pm
Thanks for your blog.  Lots of information straight from camp!  My son is 23 and just arrived at RTC on Monday.  I was already feeling grateful that he went to collage first and went in as an "older" recruit.  Now I am sure it was a good thing.  I am excited that your husband did battle stations last night!  How did it go? 
Comment by just a girl with a broken heart on February 9, 2011 at 6:55pm
just got the call! He did great!
He didnt make Honor grad like they told he he did, but over all he did AMAZING and I am so proud of him! Good luck to your son, and if you ever have any questions I will try to help!


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