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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.


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Flanagan's PIR Meet & Greet and Friday Graduation Dinner

Event Details

Flanagan's PIR Meet & Greet and Friday Graduation Dinner

Time: March 13, 2014 from 5pm to 9pm
Location: 3201 Buckley Rd., North Chicago
Street: 3201 Buckley Rd.
City/Town: North Chicago, IL
Phone: 847.689.9062
Event Type: navy, meet, &, greet
Organized By: Gus and John
Latest Activity: Mar 8, 2014

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Event Description

Please come meet others in the area for the Navy Graduation at our Meet & Greet on Thursday's before graduation.

The Meet & Greet starts at 5pm and ends at 9pm.  We are a friendly establishment, recently remodeled with brand new HD LED big screens, 2 pool tables, darts, video gaming, music and DJ and a friendly staff.

We are across from the Red Carpet Inn (under new management), Great Lakes Motel and walking distance from Sleep Inn and Days Inn and the closest Meet & Greet to the Navy Lodge.  We are located a block from the Navy Base and 1/2 mile from the Navy Base entrance on Buckley Rd.

We will have dinner specials, drink specials and free Navy Mom and Dad T-Shirts for our guests.  


We invite you and your loved ones for Graduation Lunch and Dinner and during your stay here for any meal at

Full Moon Restaurant (1300 Skokie Hwy)
Full Moon Restaurant - Lake Bluff, IL - Yelp or

Flanagan's Restaurant and Grill

Full Moon has been open for 30 years and is the home of the Free Turkey Dinner on Thanksgiving for our troops.  With over 60,000 Free Turkey dinners given out to our Navy troops and their families and all other Military Personnel in the area (Ft. Sheridan) during the past 30 years.

Full Moon is open 24 hours with a full menu including the best breakfast in town, lunch and dinner.  

Flanagan's has been serving the area and the Navy for the past 23 years with many Navy events held here and home of the North Chicago Rotary Exchange Club.   

Flanagan's serves a full menu and a full bar featuring 32 craft beers and 25 flat screens. Flanagan's is open from 10AM to 1AM on weekdays and 7AM for breakfast and 2AM on the weekends.  

On Thursdays (day before PIR), come after 5PM for a Meet and Greet and get your free Proud Navy MOM and Navy DAD t-shirt.  Both restaurant's are located 1/2 mile from the Great Lakes Naval Base at the intersection of 137 (Buckley Rd) and Hwy 41.

For your free t-shirt, we carry most sizes but you may call ahead 1 week to get a custom size.  Free T-Shirts will be only given at Flanagan's.  Please call at 847-689-9062.

We are located in walking distance from Great Lakes Motel, Red Carpet Inn, Day's Inn and Sleep Inn and a mile from Fountain Square Hotels.  

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