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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).  


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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At 12:34am on December 25, 2013, LindaGirl said…

My son's name is Mike Schneider.  What is your son's name?  Have a wonderful time out there.  There is a possibility that my husband & I might be able to fly out early next week to visit Michael, if we can get affordable flight rates at this late date, as well as a place to stay. Our travel agent is working on it, & we'll know more by the end of the week.  I'll keep you posted if anything develops, maybe, if things work out, we'll see you out there!

At 3:05pm on December 24, 2013, LindaGirl said…
I know you sent me a friend request & I'd like to accept, but I don't know how. I'm not sure if u meant on your personal Facebook page, or sub mom page, or Texas Facebook page.
At 8:11pm on December 18, 2013, LindaGirl said…

Thank you for your response.  Can't wait to talk with you, as a new member to the group and a first time "sub mom".    Linda

At 7:18am on April 15, 2012, carols_kitchen said…

Contact Chris--she is close to you and the Arvada recruiters.  She helps put together a lot of Molly's Adopt a Sailor packing parties and is just the greatest person.  I was lucky to meet her a year ago when we got together for our first "nationwide" packing party.  I'm down in Illinois by St. Louis.

At 2:45pm on January 16, 2012, carols_kitchen said…

Hi--sorry I missed you on chat.  My son is also an MM sub. 

Don't know how far you are from Arvada, but there are some great moms over there.  I met them last May at a packing party.  Look up the Colorado state group.  Also check out Molly's Adopt a Sailor--it keeps me occupied!


At 8:26pm on March 29, 2010, carols_kitchen said…
Hi. We have been to Charelston many times since we got married, and lots more since our sailor went there about 18 months ago. Great area! Tell your sailor to watch out for the alligators.
At 1:20pm on March 18, 2010, Angela /BrantZ Mum said…
Hello Lion: Wow your day is almost here, I am so excited for you!!!!. My sons PIR is 4/2
I wanted to say hello and wish you well in your travels.
Your son already completed his Battle Satations I would imagine. How was that, I bet he will have some stories to share once he gets home. Will you get time with him once he graduates? My son will be a grad n go ;( but we will get to see him after A school ;)
Again, Congratulations and Best to you and yours. God Bless and take care.
At 10:49pm on March 12, 2010, sandi said…
i don't know much about computers or chat rooms. i'm trying again. my son David is in BC at div 138 ship 03. i got some e-mails but i don't know how to talk to anyone.
At 8:50pm on February 9, 2010, Angela /BrantZ Mum said…
Hello Lion:
Glad to see you have a PIR date, my Son is also on Ship 3 but division 139 and not as of today I did not get his PIR :-( patinece....nor his box....but I guess I am in a hurry to see his dirty clothes....Glad you can start making the travel arrangements, :) you will have to let me know how it goes......Proud of your Son, Take Care and Travel Safe
At 12:06pm on February 8, 2010, Kristi (Ship 3 Div 139) said…
Hi again Lion55's mom! I laughed at your last post -- about your son learning to fold clothes, etc. --- we cleaned out his room before he left and I kept telling him it looked like an episode of "Hoarders" ... lol :) My personal e-mail address is ... feel free to write me there any time, may be easier than this huge forum (I have trouble navigating it too!) ... sounds like we are on the same journey since our kids left at the same time. Take care and I hope to hear from you soon!
At 6:21pm on February 7, 2010, Lion55's mom said…
I am quite sure my son was with yours at the Denver Airport. I can't imagine there was more than one group leaving from here. How do you know that PIR is 3/26?
At 8:20pm on February 5, 2010, lemonelephant said…
Welcome. Since you have changed your Username so that it does not include your last name, also do the following so that your webpage address (URL) above does not include your name any more: Look in the upper left hand corner under your picture and information; it says Manage My Page or Photo. Click on My Page. The next screen says My Page Settings. Go down to the Address and in the box next to “”, make the change to random letters and numbers or Lion55. Blessings to you and yours.
At 12:59pm on February 3, 2010, jamesmom(kim) said…
if he doesnt he will learn quickly haha james is ironing and folding clothes! i didnt think he knew what a dresser was before lol start writing letters now his recruitor will let you know div and ship number in a couple days they crave mail it takes like 2 weeks before they get any from home i spent 4 dollars so he could get a card on his bday and it sooo didnt make it so dont make same mistake lol
At 10:21am on February 3, 2010, jamesmom(kim) said…
thanks for the invite! now we can cry together. my son is on week 3 seems like 30 lol 38 days tho ,really is going by quick, im on alot so talk whenever u need too! peace, kim

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