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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

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

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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).  


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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I am mom to 5 wonderful sons and 2 beautiful daughters. My youngest two are twins. Cody is my 4th child, and the first to go into the service. I'm very proud of Cody, but this is hard too. I'm an assistant fire chief and have been in the fire service for 25 years.
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At 8:10am on June 16, 2011, diannep said…
That is ok.  Not against Navy policy.  But it does make it easy for your son to be identified with your comments (RDCs read this site).  You may want to reduce it to just "CMsmom".  Just a thought.  We try to remain sort of anonymous on the far as who our SRs are.  RDCs usually figure it out, but sometimes it is harder.  With CM, they may figure those are first and last name initials so they may not know who he is.  But if you have a pik of him as your icon, they can see that too.  Nothing's just that we don't want to bring any razzing from the RDCs to the SRs from our comments.  I saw the other day where one SR had to do 5 pushups every time his mom posted!  Just kind of silly stuff....but still...
At 8:39pm on June 15, 2011, diannep said…
Hey!  Just had to that your SR's name in your screen name?  If so, you will need to change your screen name.  No last names are allowed on the site.  If it is not your SR's name, then no problem!
At 11:44pm on June 8, 2011, karin said…

I have not received a letter yet :( his older sister thinks he is using his free time to read my letters and then sleeping! I sent stamps last week, and sent envelopes this week! I am hoping to get a letter tomorrow!

where is your son going to school, Warren is going to Virginia Beach Virgina for A & C school.

At 2:07am on June 7, 2011, karin said…

Hi Cody's Mom!

My son Warren is also on Ship 7, div 227. i am so excited for him! he is also my only child to go into the service also. i am the mother of 3 children 2 boys and i girl, Warren is my middle child. I was beginning to think i had the wrong ship and div for my son, i have had a hard time finding anyone in his div. I have not received any mail except for his form letter and his box. I miss him so much!


At 10:14pm on June 2, 2011, mitchellheard said…
Hi Mary, No I still have not heard anything from my daughter.  I thought for sure I'd get a letter today, but still nothing.  I'm afraid to leave the house for fear of missing her when she calls.  What about you?   Any news yet?
At 8:43am on June 1, 2011, mitchellheard said…
Hi Cody's Mom.  My name is Lisa and my daughter is in the same division.  Wondering if you have received a letter from him or got a real phone call yet?  I still haven't received either. 
At 3:04pm on May 20, 2011, Hold Fast Mom said…
Yes...I think a generic would not get to your sailor. Be patient...just send them all at once and your sailor will be thrilled. You will get lots of letters back and they will  be great.
At 2:00pm on May 20, 2011, Hold Fast Mom said…
He will send you a form letter and he will tell you his ship and division...also how to write the address. My son got extra pushups because I did not write the numerals in the address EXACTLY like I was supposed to. You also have to put slashes diagonally across the zeros. He actually likes extra pushups cause he worked out so much harder BEFORE bootcamp that he is getting out of shape!
At 1:57pm on May 20, 2011, Hold Fast Mom said…
Welcome...I read your question about not having his will soon get a letter with  all the patient...My son left weeks ago and I got his letter about two weeks into his bootcamp will be there soon.
At 4:51pm on May 18, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

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Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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