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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.

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Kyle's Mom Joanne Ship13 Div 313
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My son left Aug 2 for was a good day for me.........

Started this discussion. Last reply by sfreemontship13div313 Aug 10, 2012. 1 Reply

So  my son Kyle left for BC on Aug 2 also....he made his first call to his Dad ( my ex husband) ...I was having a hard few days just like the rest of you and today this happened.....So today at work…Continue


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At 8:10pm on August 22, 2012, kazzam(SHIP 13 DIV 313) said…

Hi Jo, I am doing much much better today. I finally got a letter from Dalton. He sounded pretty good and said he missed the last Sun letter writing day cuz he was behind on his ironing and other chores. That sounds just like him. Anyway, he sees the light at the end of tunnel so to speak and sounded like the division was doing better. He said there are a few guys that "Just don't shut up"! He likes his bunkmate and said he really hated the peanut butter shot in the rear~bottom was sore for days. Ouch. He also said that he has seen a couple of graduations with the parents and he can only imagine us out there in a few weeks watching him. I'm so happy to finally hear from him. How is Kyle?

At 12:27pm on August 11, 2012, Stephanie (S-PACT/Yokosuka,JP) said…

Good morning! I'm feeling much better now that I can write letters. It helped trememdously to get his address and that PIR date. Now if he can just make it! Haha!! Man! Our boys sound soooo much alike! My son lived with me and my husband all through high school, but really hated it. He doesn't get along real well with my husband because he expects the kids to do chores and sometimes his expectations of the kids are (in my opinion) a little high. He could have been a drill seargent. I think he missed his calling! LOL!! Anyway, all through school Matt would go to his dad's house EVERY weekend and all of spring break, fall break, Christmas break, etc. So he could avoid the work. So... As soon as Matt graduated, he moved to his dad's house about 45 minutes from me and I would go pick him up on Thursdays take him to his weekly DEP meeting, then feed him dinner and take him back to his dad's. I rarely heard from him very much other than that. He's not one to really talk on the phone, so I'm not sure he will call (he didn't call anyone when he got there for some reason) and I highly doubt that he will write any letters, but I'm sure hoping he does! From what I've read from other moms on here, mail becomes extremely important to them in basic training and I'm just hoping that holds true for him. We shall see. I hope you are settling in and feeling better about all of this. It sure is tough.

At 12:04pm on August 11, 2012, sfreemontship13div313 said…
Hey Jo!
I, too, am ready to hear something from him! I think! Let's just say I want good news when I hear from him. :)
I have been very productive cause I do things to stay busy!! Hope you are hanging in there, too! One more day closer to PIR!!!
At 4:16pm on July 26, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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



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