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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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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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DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

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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.

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My son left for boot camp 4/16 - any moms with the same?

Started this discussion. Last reply by proudmom May 5, 2013. 6 Replies

My son left for boot camp 4/16 any other moms with a loved one on this same date?


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My son left for Boot Camp on 4/16/2013's gonna feel like an eternity until I get to see his face again!

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At 1:30am on April 26, 2013, JJ4Navy said…

Yes!  My son is ship 14 div223.  I can't wait to hear from him!  I am so happy to read that a few of our sons are together.:0)

At 6:02pm on April 24, 2013, Shellbell602 said…
Nice to meet you. Just got my Zach in the box today. Have no idea what his division is yet. What job is your son going to be doing? Zach will be going to San Antonio after BC for MA.
At 5:19pm on April 24, 2013, Bri Guys Mom said…

My son left the next day Wednesday the 17th from Boston missed you by a day!  Just got my box today I was glad but it did make me a little sad!  No form letter yet how about you??

At 8:53am on April 23, 2013, Caitsmamma said…

Hi BobsMom!  Thanks for the friend request!! 

My SR's recruiter sent me a note saying she is in Ship 9 Div 226, but from everything I've read on Navy4Moms is that I should not take it as set in  stone until I get the form letter.  As of yesterday, I haven't received my "kid in a box" -- maybe today? I can't believe she left not even a week ago, but it feels like she's been away for months

At 6:48am on April 23, 2013, Evan'sMom said…
Hi Bobs Mom 40, did your son leave 4/17?
At 10:59pm on April 22, 2013, oneproudmom said…

Thank you BobsMom40 for the friend request. I am so happy to be a part of this! "The box" was sent to us today, unfortunately, we were not home. We will hopefully get it tomorrow. 


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