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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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**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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Graduation Day!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by bekka2u2 Jun 19, 2011. 2 Replies

Since my daughter will be the graduate. I was just wondering if Flowers can be given to her or like a Lei around her neck or maybe even balloons. Just wanted something for her. I don't know if any of…Continue


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A little about me:
My daughter left today for bootcamp. I am a single mother of one daughter. So this is not easy for me.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
It is good for all kids to experience the military
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Wish we could see a group picture

Posted on July 13, 2011 at 6:40pm 1 Comment

Do they just randomly take group pictures of some of the ships and divisions. I sure wish they would think seriously about posting a pic of Ship 07 Div. 245.

Ship 07 div. 245

Posted on July 12, 2011 at 12:53pm 6 Comments

Anyone get any mail saying what or how our group is doing. Last letter I got my daughter didn't have much to say about BC just wanted to let me kow she was ok and that her mail hadn't caught up with her yet from anyone. I don't understand that. But we did get the wrong address from her BF and so all her mail went to that address first I guess. I am hoping that I hear from her this week. A call would be great but a letter will do. Tomorrow is her 21st b'day. And I miss her so much. I can't wait… Continue

Got the box !!!

Posted on June 14, 2011 at 11:49am 2 Comments

I received my daughters box FED EX yesterday with her clothes and her cell and shoes in it. Also all of her paperwork for the trip from MEPS to Bootcamp. I still have not received a letter yet with her address on it. Hopefully in the next few days. I sure do miss her. And the first letter from her in her writing will be even more exciting to get.  

Air Rescue Swimmer

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 2:27pm 5 Comments

My daughter left for boot camp today. She is going to try for Air Rescue swimmer. Anyone have a son or daughter in this field or getting ready to go there from Boot Camp? She said her schooling will be in Pensacola. She will be testing out for this during boot camp. Had to take a nonsense job until she could do the testing.


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At 8:06pm on July 21, 2011, clarkedu (MM Nuke Prototype) said…
I haven't gotten much response about a division 245 mini-Meet & Greet.  Maybe I'll post comments here and there next week suggesting it again and see what pops up.  If nothing else, I will see you at the PIR Meet & Greet... even if I have to back flips to find you!!!  jk, of course!  That gymnastics ship sailed eons ago!  lol  Though, it would make it easy for you to find me... just look for the flashing red ambulance lights.  haha
At 9:27pm on July 6, 2011, clarkedu (MM Nuke Prototype) said…

I would be interested in what information you received about graduation pictures when you called.  I've just been trying to gather info from here and there so I'm not sure that what I think I know is really correct.  Thanks!

I have lived in Whittier for 31 years, having moved here from Chicago where I grew up.  Kind of just the opposite of you!  Do you ever make it back to this area?

At 11:26pm on June 27, 2011, clarkedu (MM Nuke Prototype) said…
Bekka2u2, August 5th is the PIR date for Ship 07/ Div 245.  "Only" 38 days!!
At 1:00pm on June 8, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

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