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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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Navy Week - Chattanooga

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Navy Week - Chattanooga

Time: June 5, 2009 to June 13, 2009
Location: Chattanooga, TN
City/Town: Chattanooga
Website or Map:…
Event Type: navy week
Organized By: Navy for Moms Admin
Latest Activity: Mar 24, 2010

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Event Description

Navy Week is coming to Chattanooga June 5th - 13th!

For those of you that are not sure what Navy Weeks are, they consists of a series of events designed to tell the Navy story: what the Navy does, why it’s important, and what opportunities exist in today’s Navy.

Chattanooga Navy Week 2009 is packed with events demonstrating the mission of the Navy and our proud heritage. These events could include and Navy Band performances, Blue Angels F/A-18 Flight Simulator, and Accelerate Your Life Experience (AYLE) Simulator all intent to give the public a personal look at the men and women of the Navy serving throughout the world in different roles.

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Rick West will serve as our spokesperson and there will also be special guest visits from Navy Band and other outstanding local Sailors.

N4M is not sponsoring this event, but if you're interested in coordinating something special with fellow N4M members, here's some Do's and Don'ts to keep in mind :)

DO get involved with Navy Weeks.

- You are encouraged to participate in Navy Week activities when appropriate.

- If you want to get involved with the Navy coordinators, your group should appoint a "spokesperson" to coordinate with the Navy. (This will alleviate multiple calls on the same topic.). The Navy Week points of contact can be found on Go to the schedule and click on the city that you are interest in. The point of contact for that city's Navy Week will be listed.

DO NOT independently contact the flag officers or VIP participants involved in your town's Navy Week, but do work through the appointed Navy Week points of contact listed on

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Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on June 11, 2009 at 10:55pm
What a fabulous turnout this evening! I think MCPON West was truly honored and flattered that each of you took time out to meet with him today. I was truly pleased at how sincere he was what a great evening it was overall.

I know we'll be getting pictures posted soon. Thanks to each of you for taking time out for this event.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on June 11, 2009 at 9:06am
Sandy, we'd love to have you and I'm sure the restaurant will be more than happy to accomodate anyone that can make it at the last moment.

Cheryle - delighted that you'll be joining us.

Chris - we'll be looking for you :-)

FYI to all: We will be dining on the 2nd floor of Sugar Ribs. There are two locations in Chattanooga, You might want to take the address and phone # with you...just in case you need it. See you soon!
Cheryle Comment by Cheryle on June 6, 2009 at 9:58pm
I am looking forward to the dinner with the MCPON. I am bringing a friend with me so there will be 2 of us. See everyone then.
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on June 4, 2009 at 8:33am
Hi Margie - how wonderful to have your sailor home! Are you planning on bringing him to dinner with the MCPON? I'm trying to finalize the headcount.
Margie Comment by Margie on June 3, 2009 at 3:16pm
Hi everyone I'm not sure what I need to do my son Daniel is home on leave and I hope to bring him too. Thanks navy moms Margie
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on May 29, 2009 at 2:15pm
Hey all - Dinner plans for Thursday, JUNE 11th in Chattanooga with MCPON West have been finalized - details are posted in Events for that date.

Hope to see many of you there!
Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on April 28, 2009 at 2:32pm
I have traded emails with Lt. Carpinella, looking for get specifics for the various events so we can do a joint effort - hopefully GA moms and Tennessee moms. Will keep you posted -

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