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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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Meet & Greet plus Packing Party

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Meet & Greet plus Packing Party

Time: September 21, 2013 from 12pm to 2pm
Location: Fairview Heights 6600 N. Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, IL, 62208 Directions | Menu Hours: MON 11a-11p | TUE 11a-11p | WED 11a-11p | THU 11a-11p | FRI 11a-12a | SAT 11a-12a | SUN 10:30a-11p Phone: (618) 622-9475
Street: 6600 N. Illinois St.
City/Town: Fairview Heights, IL
Event Type: meet, &, greet, packing, party
Organized By: carols_kitchen
Latest Activity: Sep 20, 2013

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Event Description

Meet and greet, have a great meal, bring items for the September Molly's Adopt A Sailor adoption, bring pictures, laugh-cry-laugh some more! Bring the spouse, DEPPER or other good friend!

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Comment by AJ's-Mom on September 20, 2013 at 4:25pm

I'm so disappointed!  Something came up and I can't attend the Meet and Greet tomorrow.  :-(  I'll be thinking of you all and wishing I was there. 

Comment by carols_kitchen on September 19, 2013 at 7:27am

CATHY--bring him with you!  I'm going to send you a message.

Comment by cathymgShip03Div367&ship11Div383 on September 18, 2013 at 11:53pm

I have been planning on coming but knew I might have a hang up, because my husband works out of town and is only home on the weekends. And now I won't be able to make. I hope I get to get together with some N4M's soon. I am really thinking I need it!!

Comment by carols_kitchen on September 14, 2013 at 7:22pm

If you are coming to the FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS Meet & Greet and Packing Party on Sat., Sept 21st, please RSVP for our restaurant count.  Also, need everyone to bring their goodies to pack, a box of quart and gallon ziplock type bags, and 2-5 large military flat rate packing boxes.  My email refuses to go through to the USPS to order more boxes, and it won't let me re-set for new password. 

Thanks--looking forward to seeing you!   Carol

Comment by cathymgShip03Div367&ship11Div383 on September 4, 2013 at 7:19pm

I am planning on coming!!

Comment by carols_kitchen on September 2, 2013 at 5:39pm

Private message me if you need my phone number.

Comment by diane {Shawns mom} on August 29, 2013 at 12:31pm

Wish I the minions......they are so HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTT....LOL

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