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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.
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
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 isno 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.
:( it sucks because his recruit kept telling us not to get married before and other people were telling us to do it anyway because they just dont want to go through the paper work but now i regret it ... they told us we can get married PIR weekend and then i find out thats not true either ... but i guess everything happens for a reason so we will see where it can go from there. do u think it would be possible for me to move on my own expense to where ever he gets stationed ? Is the ship over seas or is it stationed somewhere and they just go everyday ?
Awesome thank you :) !! i was just kind of wondering a few questions because my SR keeps being told a bunch of different things about SPACT... he is still in training his PIR is 12/6 so he is half way there and we have soo many questions lol "/ ...i was wondering about the job... he keeps being told that he has to be away over seas in a ship for a year and a half and that its like the worst program he could have picked and we plan on getting married after he finishes but he was also told that they will not move me with him.. which if they dont pay for my move or whatever it may be, it wouldnt be a big deal because i figuered i would just move to whatever state he is based but then again he is being told that he has to be on a ship so im not sure ? :( he is kind of discouraged from everything he hears about it ... but then again people will always say something so i figuered to talk to someone who is going through it .. i appreciate it alot !
Imperial Beach is a little calmer than most of the other beaches.. Pacific Beach is a young crowd and party party party. Mission Beach is heavy traffic areas so be ware. Ocean Beach is a nice area but not very close to the base. When you decide on an area let me know and can tell you more about the area.
Actually Imperial Beach is very affordable. Its about 15-20 minutes from 32sd street 10 mins from Coronado and North Island. Its one of the more calm beach areas. It use to be slummy there but now it's really nice they have redone everything. The waves are nice there too. Word of advice do not move to National City. It's where 32sd street is located. It's got a lot going on and not really good.
Where is he going to be stationed at? There are several of bases in San Diego, but the most common is 32sd street. Also there are a few bases that are close to not so good areas so you might want to concider that. What price range are you looking to pay and what size apartment are you looking for? If you haven't lived in California before brace yourself the cost of living is high... but well worth it. It's a great place to live, and so much to do. What's not to love we have pandas..
Hi meli, thank you for your kind words. I got the letter when he graduates its 8-23 and he's on ship 14 division 318. I'm looking for other moms with the same division etc but no luck I'm just happy I know now that he's doin good.
Whatever he signed up for is what he will have for the next couple of years. It's Fireman, but it's not fireman like one would think of in the civilian realm, it's more of engineering, but yes, I agree he's probably S-PACT. Yes, he should be able to tell you which program he enlisted with. His recruiter can also tell you.
From your comment it appears that he signed up with the PACT program, so he won't have "A" School for a while, but he will have training and most likely that is at GL since E-PACT and S-PACT both have their training there. See Professional Apprenticeship Career Tracks (PACT) Program.
Welcome toBoot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Since you have an SR at the RTC, you should change "In the NROTC program" above to "Enlisted" because NROTC refers to the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, a college scholarship program. You aren't the first person to make that mistake and you won't be the last. What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.