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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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Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

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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).  


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

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


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Great Thanksgiving Day!

We had five sailors at the table, and what a awesome bunch of guys! Cristian (USS Kearsarge), Mark, Jonathan (USS Eisenhower), Austin (USS Eisenhower), Jedd (USS Truman).

Austin made "Angeled" Eggs for us (Yum!). Jonathan and Cristian made guacamole and salsa for appetizers. Yup! Yvonne made everything else...except the gravy. That's always my job! 

Before we ate we started watching the Detroit-Chicago game. Than Yvonne called us to the table and we missed most of the scoring that Detroit did against Chicago. But I think the food was worth it!

Each of us had five kernels of corn on our plates and Yvonne informed us all that we had to share five things we were thankful for. I didn't realize the kernels were on my plate until I ran into them while I was eating. I only found three of them though....hmmm.

After we ate our fill we went back to the game and watched Detroit annihilate Chicago!

While Yvonne made dessert, 2 delicious pumpkin pies (from real pumpkin) we watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, and then went on to the big game of the day the Philadelphia Eagles verses the Dallas Cowboys. Wow did the Eagles mop up on the Cowboys! We watched Tony Romo get more and more frustrated as the game went on. And as he did he got worse and worse in his throws! The Eagles dominated the whole game from beginning to end!

Oh, by the way, did I forget to say, we ate pumpkin pie and whipped cream as we watched the Cowboys go down? Yup!

Most everybody that knows me knows I'm not a big football fan, I only watch football three times a year: Thanksgiving Day, New Years Day, and the Superbowl! This was number one of three and both games were fun to watch!

What a great day! Thank you Jesus! Pictures to follow.

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Comment by Coach Shelia on November 30, 2014 at 3:14pm
How wonderful! I'm originally from Texas...not a Cowboys fan since Aikman,Emmitt, and Irvin LOL! God Bless You and Thanks for everything you do for our Sailors!


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