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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.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Event Details

Meet and Greet PIR 06/11

Time: June 10, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramada Waukegan-Gurnee
Street: 200 N. Green Bay Road
City/Town: Waukegan, Il 60085
Website or Map: http://www.ramadainnwaukegan-…
Phone: 847-244-2400
Event Type: meet, and, greet
Organized By: joshswife(Ship11Div212)PIR06/11
Latest Activity: Jun 10, 2010

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Event Description

Meet and Greet for all family / friends who are attending PIR 06/11. Please RSVP so that the Ramada can have a head count for the number for people coming. You do not have to be staying at the hotel to attend. You would just meet in the bar at 6:00pm the Thursday before graduation. This will be the perfect time to meet everyone you have grown close to over the past 8 weeks or so.

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Comment by I_love_Thomas on June 10, 2010 at 5:25pm
Will he pick someone up from a different hotel three miles away?? I need a ride to the Meet n Greet!
Comment by I_love_Thomas on June 10, 2010 at 2:31pm
*It's 5 miles away
Comment by I_love_Thomas on June 10, 2010 at 2:30pm
If I gave gas money, could anybody possible pick me up? I hate taking the cabs, but I will of course! I just want to get to the meet n greet! My guy is Ship 11 Div 216
susan2david Comment by susan2david on June 10, 2010 at 8:32am
I am sorry it is late but did not know what my families plans were. There will be two. David's uncle and grandfather they are going to try to attend depend on arrival of the flight coming in from Myrtle Beach to Chicago. Thank you for arranging. God Bless Our Sailors!!!
Comment by Andrew's mom-mbuina on June 8, 2010 at 3:42am
Forgot to mention, Ship 11, Division 212. Thanks. A
Comment by Cathy on June 7, 2010 at 3:44pm
Oops! Forgot to say: Ship 11 Div 215. Have we chosen a color to wear to meet and greet?
Comment by Cathy on June 7, 2010 at 3:44pm
My husband and I plan to be there - our other children haven't let us know yet when they plan to arrive in Great Lakes. We'll give them the info and I'll get back to you if they will be there in time - but since they all live in Iowa -- they may not leave home until after work on Thursday.
Comment by SeaBeeMomma((April)) on June 7, 2010 at 1:41pm
4 of us are attending for Ship 11 Div 213. Can't wait!
Comment by Andrew's mom-mbuina on June 6, 2010 at 4:34pm
Oops, it might be a party of three and not two. Sorry about that. Talk to you soon.
Comment by Andrew's mom-mbuina on June 6, 2010 at 4:32pm
Will be in a party of 2, can't wait to meet you all. I will leave a little early because I have to pick up Andrew's siblings at the airport about 8:10pm. Thank God, that day is finally almost here. Thank you gals for all the info and your support. You have no idea what you did for me.

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