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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 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.


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.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Debi (Ship 9 Div 126)'s Comments

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At 12:14am on June 17, 2011, firepig aka Sonya (Mc's GF) said…
Check your email!!
At 6:39am on May 17, 2011, Joann said…
Hi Deb, yes I think they are going together. I am sending an email to you, too.
At 5:52pm on April 15, 2011, vk12392 said…

Hi Deb. Ryan had a blast. He is now across the street. He told me he knows your son and they are going to Virginia together. Lets hope they become buddies. He will come home for 5 days before Virginia but has to check in with his recruiter each day and be hoe at night.Im still smiling from the graduation. I was able to sit right on the floor in Handicap and could not see Him when he marched by.... I was overwhelmed... Hes going bowling with a bunch of friends tonight so hopefully your son is too. Have a nice weekend. Talk with you soon. Do you have a facebook?


At 6:31pm on April 11, 2011, vk12392 said…
Welcome home Deb and family.n It was nice to meet you. Veronica
At 10:33pm on March 7, 2011, vk12392 said…
Sorry I erased the comment because I did not want to post your son's last name. But Ryan does know him. My SR is Div 125 so 1 off. We will be on the same flight out to see them. That is great!!! I had the same problem with the computer. My husband received a call at work from our bank about the transaction... Scary! Did get the tickets. Bad day's are normal I get them. If the sun would just shine. It does our souls good. This weather has got to stop. Glad you got a call too and have a great week. God Bless >Veronica
At 11:19pm on March 2, 2011, vk12392 said…
Debi. Were you able to get the flight you wanted?
At 7:26pm on February 28, 2011, vk12392 said…
Just talked with my husband. We only booked The Ramada until Sunday so Hoping to spend the day with Ryan and then we are going to book a room at the holiday Inn. 1 Mile from the airport it's 125.00 for the night. This way we can get up at 4am.LOL
At 7:11pm on February 28, 2011, vk12392 said…
No Cookies. We are booking the same flight. It was 145.00 pp. Leaving Ac at 405 Returning Monday 930. You should not pay more than the 145.00.Talk with you soon Debi. Veronica Would the cookies be Italian? Because if that's the case My family would surely welcome them on the flight.
At 5:54pm on February 28, 2011, vk12392 said…
Letters arrived today. Yay The best ever for this rainy Monday. I hope you received one. I did book the Ramada already. My son was there in December to watch his friend graduate and asked to book there. He liked the indoor pool. Going to book air tonight. Best Wishes- Veronica
At 9:22pm on February 27, 2011, vk12392 said…
Hi Deb. I also live in south Jersey. I believe I saw your son the night we dropped our son off at the Crown Plaza in Cherry Hill. He is handsome(Like my son) so I Was wondering how you got your airfare so cheap. I personally like to fly out of AC. I do belong to the $9 fare club. So any pointers You have would be great. And most of all Congratulations!!
At 9:07pm on February 17, 2011, Chad's Mom said…
Hi Debi, thanks for the invite. I received my box on Tuesday but no letter yet. My son left Feb.9 and got there around 9pm. I started a group in Boot Camp Mom's for Ship 9, Div. 26. Hopefully someone will get a letter soon and post their PIR date! I look forward to reading any information you get about your son and I will post any I receive about mine. I look forward to meeting you at graduation. Take care :)
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