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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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At 1:56pm on October 21, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
Well I see your Sailor graduated! Congrats ;)
At 1:55pm on October 21, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
Heyyyy! How has it been? I been away from here for ahile. Just checking on you! Take Care!
At 5:56pm on August 11, 2011, Leann said…
Thx would love any info you have on BS.  My SR is not too good about updating on things like that :)
At 2:46pm on August 10, 2011, diannep said…
accepted your friend request!
At 2:48pm on August 9, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
yayy! you got more letters! omg, the weekend was awesome. Truly grateful to experience it.
At 12:10am on August 5, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…

Tomorrow is the day ;) Super Excited :)


At 10:40pm on August 1, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
I wish it was sooner, like last week! but its almost here.. so i'll be patient. And he sounds like my SR, he stayed up late to write me also many of nights. I hope you recieve many more letters, have a great week too... I know mine will be great once I see my Sailor again ;)
At 12:01am on July 31, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…

Heyy- thats great news.. im happy you received a letter, eventually- they'll start flowing in regularly.. Maybe I told you wrong but graduation is this coming up Friday 8/5- so I have 5 more days. Im super excited.. Take Care

At 11:09pm on July 26, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
At 11:08pm on July 26, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
Im not sure of what all Hell week consist of- all i know is they wake up at 4am every morning that week.. but BattleStations is there final test- that covers everything they have been taught and determines if they are a Sailor.. its usually on the Wednesday of the week they graduate from 8pm-8am.. theres a video on here that tells about it the whole experience in boot camp. Ima try to find it and send it to you- it was exciting and emotional to watch.. And aww.. no letters! well today is only Tuesday.. at the beginning they only mail out on Sundays.. so maybe later this week..
At 10:20pm on July 26, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
Thank you- I received another letter yesterday- it was short and simple but very special. Yes I'm attending graduation. I have no idea what's happening this week- perhaps last fitness test and writing test before battlestations21 next week. I would love to know the website. Hopefully the mailman brought you a letter while you was away.. Ttyl 
At 5:37pm on July 26, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
well i hope you hear from him soon- and everything is great.. ready for graduation..
At 5:21pm on July 26, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
Hey anything yet?
At 5:59pm on July 23, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
Moving- sounds like no fun packing and moving! good luck with that. Keep me posted throughout the week about letters.
At 5:36pm on July 23, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
*the last week was a typo! Oops!
At 5:35pm on July 23, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
And my Saturday is going okay, what about yours? An I'm sorry about the mailman not bring you some relied. But good thing is- today's Sunday and they had holiday routine from 7-1 and could write home. So possible expect something next week. And I'm here to talk if that make anything easier! Lol :) week. 
At 4:54pm on July 23, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
I received my third letter this week today. You know when I think about it- it takes a strong woman to wait as long as we are with little to no communication. I wish you the best on your journey with your SR. Keep in touch. 
At 9:18am on July 23, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
Since he been there since 6/30, I think you should have a letter coming soon. Have a great day. 
At 9:22pm on July 22, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
The photos are nice.. Lovely couple..
At 9:20pm on July 22, 2011, NavyGal (Ship03DIV249) said…
Sorry for the late reply- buy I hope you get a letter soon with the address..

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