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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

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

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DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

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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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Meet & Greet for PIR 6/3/11

Event Details

Meet & Greet for PIR 6/3/11

Time: June 2, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramanda Inn Waukegan-Gurnee location
Street: 200 N Green Bay Rd
City/Town: Waukegan, Il 60085
Website or Map: http://www.ramadainnwaukegan-…
Phone: 847-244-2400
Event Type: meet, &, greet
Organized By: mmiles 11/186
Latest Activity: Jun 2, 2011

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Event Description

A chance for all the moms/Dads, wives/husbands, girl/boyfriends, family and friends of sailors graduating 6/3/11 to finally put a face to the screen name.


Come share some pictures and stories in person. Please RSVP so we know how many people are coming. Hope to see you there!


You don't need to be a guest of the Ramada to attend this event, it's open to everyone!

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Comment by proudmom365 (ship 04 Div 812) on May 3, 2011 at 5:56pm
it will just be 1; i'm trying to get an early flight in so i can make it. look forward to meeting you all.
Comment by Kathryn Mike's Mom on April 30, 2011 at 3:38pm

Hi there--there will be 4 of us attending---Thank You for the invite!

Comment by mmiles 11/186 on April 27, 2011 at 5:04pm
 Carla- our sons are together!!  Go 186!!! 
Comment by SailorMomCarla - Ship12Div410 on April 27, 2011 at 12:20am
Four of us will be attending the M&G and staying at the Ramada.  One in our group (Grandpa) is also a Navy Vet from the 50's...part of the Atomic Bomb tests, Bikini Atoll, now known as the dawn of the Nuclear Age.  Lots of reminiscing!  Very exciting!  Can't wait to meet everyone and so excited to see my son 11/186!
Comment by Lujos mom on April 26, 2011 at 8:29am
Ship 09 / Div 189  There will be 5 of us at the MEET & GREET!  (Older brother, aunt, uncle (who is a Viet Nam Navy Vet), Mom & Dad of SR.  Because only 4 can attend the PIR...the aunt will not be able to go.  The Navy-Vet uncle did his boot camp at Great Lakes nearly 40 years this will be a trip down memory lane for him!  He's very excited to return to Great Lakes after all these years...and he was a huge influence in my SR's decision to join the Navy!  We're all very excited, and looking forward to, to MEET & GREET...but especially seeing our SAILOR at PIR on June 3!!!  See you there!
Comment by cruisinkitkat(Ship 04/Div 812) on April 25, 2011 at 6:33pm
There will be four of us attending. Thank you!
Comment by mmiles 11/186 on April 24, 2011 at 10:15pm

I wish I could bring my younger 2 kids with me but cant swing the extra plane fare right now :o) 


Comment by Parrothdgal on April 24, 2011 at 7:39am
Gonna have to come with kiddos but I can't wait to meet you all! 
Comment by reenis35 on April 23, 2011 at 10:08am
Unfortunately my flight lands @ 820 pm so I will miss the meet and greet but I am staying @ the ramada so maybe I`ll get a chance to meet some parents .
Comment by Thomdent (Dustin's mom) on April 20, 2011 at 6:23pm
Can't wait to meet everyone!

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