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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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**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.


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4/29/11 MeetNGreet

Event Details

4/29/11 MeetNGreet

Time: April 28, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramada Inn Waukegan
Street: 200 N. Green Bay Rd
City/Town: Waukegan
Phone: 847-244-2400
Event Type: meetngreet
Latest Activity: Apr 27, 2011

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Event Description

PIR 4/29/11 MeetNGreet

6-8 pm

Ramada Inn Waukegan
200 N. Green Bay Rd
Waukegan IL

All Navy family members are welcome to attend this, including children!

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Comment by m3 on April 27, 2011 at 9:09pm
Is there anyone going to the meet and greet tomorrow that wants ribbons but didn't buy them yet? I am sure I will be up all night and can make some and give them to you there. $5. Message me if you are interested, I can send you a picture of them!
Comment by Valerie on April 25, 2011 at 2:58pm
I just found out about this. I will definitely be there!
Comment by mommajilloffcsn on April 25, 2011 at 10:48am
Jessica B thanks for the Carrie Underwood - How Great Thou Art post.  Loved it!!  I missed the show and neglected to record it.  Also, just want to remind everyone to please RSVP for the Meet n Greet.  It will be so great to put faces with the names!!
Comment by Sherre (son in 03/156) on April 24, 2011 at 8:13pm
Arriving on Thursday so if no problems with the flight we will be there.   Looking forward to meeting everyone.
Comment by deidre4 on April 20, 2011 at 2:20pm
We are getting in on Wed. night so would love to get to meet everyone. Look forward to meeting everyone.
Comment by jkk03/150 on April 20, 2011 at 2:16pm
I would love to attend, but will be getting in late.  We will see how much time is available.
Comment by Patti (7/174) on April 20, 2011 at 10:07am
Can't wait! Plane tickets ordered last night. We will definitely be there!!! Now, to buy waterproof mascara lol
Comment by marylieu on April 20, 2011 at 7:16am
I look forward to meeting all .....this is so great!!!!!
Comment by kathi on April 17, 2011 at 8:18pm
can't wait to meet all of you at meet and greet on thurs. got my call today
Comment by mamareds on April 17, 2011 at 6:53pm
We're staying at the Ramada. We'll be there...

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