‘Making a Sailor’ documentary reveals what boot camp is like in modern-day Navy

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Chief Petty Officer Jaime Kalaw disciplines a recruit during a recent boot camp at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.  COURTESY OF U.S. NAVY
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Chief Petty Officer Jaime Kalaw disciplines a recruit during a recent boot camp at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. COURTESY OF U.S. NAVY

‘Making a Sailor’ documentary reveals what boot camp is like in modern-day Navy

by: Carlos M. Vazquez II | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: November 20, 2018

People who think the Navy may have gone soft on new recruits can see the tough training that goes on at a modern boot camp via a new documentary.

“Boot Camp: Making a Sailor” is an hourlong look at training for new sailors produced by the Navy’s All Hands magazine.

Filmmakers followed four recruits from their homes to the Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill., to observe their trials and tribulations over three months on the road to graduation.

Austin Matthias Rooney, an Emmy award winner and lead producer of the documentary, said he wanted to let a new generation of Americans who might be thinking about joining the Navy know what they’d be in for.

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