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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. 

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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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Meet and Greet, 5/19 for PIR 5/20

Event Details

Meet and Greet, 5/19 for PIR 5/20

Time: May 19, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramada Inn, Waukeegan
Street: 200 N. Green Bay Rd
Phone: 847-244-2400
Event Type: meetngreet
Organized By: Patti (7/174)
Latest Activity: May 18, 2011

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Event Description

Meet and Greet at the Ramada Inn for all families with PIR of 5/20. 6-8pm?

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Comment by Cindylou on May 18, 2011 at 10:27pm
We are flying out after work and will not be there until after it is over.  Enjoy.
Comment by Patti (7/174) on May 18, 2011 at 5:15pm
Giving them the final total soon as we count them all up. I can't wait to meet everyone!!!  We are staying at the Ramada as well.
Comment by maggie1 on May 17, 2011 at 1:12am
We have an eleven hour drive from PA, just have to see if we get there in time.
Comment by NavyGirlMom(Ship 07, Div 175) on May 16, 2011 at 3:20pm
5 of us from Kansas!  I hope to make it in time.  We are leaving KC at 8am Thursday!
Comment by JKNavy13 on May 16, 2011 at 11:06am
There will be 4 of us!!  :)  Looking forward to meeting everyone!!
Comment by ColoradoConnie on May 15, 2011 at 10:17am
Will be there also, there will be 2 and later 3 of us. Our son's gf will be flying into Chicago about the time it starts and will try to get there before it ends! Can't wait to meet as many of you as I can! See you all soon, very soon!
Comment by Kris & Bill on May 13, 2011 at 6:06pm
Would love to see everybody!  There will be 3 of us!
Comment by Navymomx2 on May 12, 2011 at 10:57pm

I would love to come....Ashley and I  will be there!

Comment by espo on May 12, 2011 at 10:31pm
I would love to be there but I am not sure my husband will be off work in time. I hope I can some how meet everyone graduation day.
Comment by rob on May 12, 2011 at 7:25pm
We are staying at is Ramada Inn, and will be attending. I got 5 with me would not miss this.

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