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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).  


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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Indianapolis "Westies" Dinner

Event Details

Indianapolis "Westies" Dinner

Time: February 15, 2010 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Location: Red Lobster Restaurant, Avon, IN
Street: 10189 East US Hwy 36
City/Town: Avon, IN 46123
Website or Map:…
Phone: (Restaurant) 317-271-4906‎
Event Type: dinner
Organized By: Kaye S.
Latest Activity: Feb 15, 2010

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Event Description

On THIRD MONDAYS: A social time for ANYONE who would like to be there! Attended mostly by Navy folk from the westside of Indy and surround (Avon, Danville, Plainfield, Brownsburg, etc.).

Social time: 5:30 pm
Dinner seating: 6:00 pm

We'll tell the hostess how large a table we need, then chat until 6:00, when our table is ready! Please RSVP, only so we know how many to expect.
Thanks! k.

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Comment by carols_kitchen on February 15, 2010 at 5:45pm
Tell everyone hi for me. We had the day off already for President's Day, which was good with the snow. WE don't build in snow days--they are tacked on at the end of the school year, so this snow fell at a good time.
maggiedaniel (Mary's mom) Comment by maggiedaniel (Mary's mom) on February 14, 2010 at 6:44am
I'm still planning on seeing everyone tomorrow evening at Red Lobster. I will be bringing Rick with me to the dinner, so put me down for two. Even with the snow days, we still have a teacher in-service and students are out of school. I guess we had enough snow days built in. See everyone tomorrow evening!
CharlotteT (Sailor Tori's Mom) Comment by CharlotteT (Sailor Tori's Mom) on February 13, 2010 at 11:24pm
Hi Kaye, I thought the third time would be a charm, but I am spending the weekend with my Tori.... I mean my Sailor. Do not think I will be back in time on Monday to make the dinner, since they have Monday Holiday I want to spend as much time with her as I can.

Much love to you though ;)
maggiedaniel (Mary's mom) Comment by maggiedaniel (Mary's mom) on February 5, 2010 at 12:09am
I may bring my husband since he has the day off. The students at my school have the day off, but we have a teacher in-service. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again since I haven't been able to make the last two dinners. Mary is healing from her knee surgery and is now only using one crutch to go up and down steps. She has physical therapy each Friday. Also, she'll be home during her spring break in mid-March so she can follow up with the surgeon. I'm certainly looking forward to seeing her!
Comment by Pat on January 27, 2010 at 9:57pm
As is a maybe for two!
Comment by Kaye S. on January 20, 2010 at 12:17pm
Keep at it girlfriend! Eventually, the planets and pixies get tired and let you do what you want. ;-) k.
CharlotteT (Sailor Tori's Mom) Comment by CharlotteT (Sailor Tori's Mom) on January 20, 2010 at 3:02am
Third times a charm right!!! I am going to try this again, I am starting to feel like it isn't meant to be. Patience is a virtue. As long as I am not in Chicago visiting my Tori at A school I should be here but you never know these days.

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