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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.

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Event Details

PIR 09/01/11 Meet and Greet

Time: August 31, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramada Waukegan
Street: 200 N. Green Bay Rd.
City/Town: Waukegan IL
Phone: 847-244-2400
Event Type: meet, n, greet
Organized By: FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW
Latest Activity: Aug 31, 2011

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Event Description


Wednesday Night 08/31/2011

6-8 pm

Ramada Waukegan

200 N. Green Bay Rd.


All family members/friends of those in PIR 08/26 are welcome!

There will be appetizer serve and a cash bar. If you are staying at this hotel , you will get 2 free drink vouchers.

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Comment by Halo on August 23, 2011 at 12:53pm
Can't wait to meet everyone! We are almost there YAYYYY!!!
Comment by Dusty D. - Navy Mom on August 23, 2011 at 12:08pm
I will try to make it to the Meet N Greet.  I am flying into Ohare in the morning with my Mother.  She wanted to try o see some of the Chicago sites before we headed over to Waukegan Comfort Inn.  We are flying back the evening of 9-1-11.  I still don't know if my daughter is a "Grad and Go", and I have to fly back home to get back to my three other children.  Has anyone else heard anything about orders (Grad and Go)?
Comment by towermom on August 21, 2011 at 8:59pm
Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the meet and greet - we are driving up and probably will not arrive till 8pm that evening.  Can't wait for 9/1/2011!! Everyone have a safe trip.
Comment by mary42(ship 04/DIV 818) on August 21, 2011 at 4:41pm
we have three attending the event
Comment by Peggles (Ship04/Div819) on August 2, 2011 at 1:45pm

Thanks Halo !!! goint to place my order now ............Peggy

Comment by Halo on August 1, 2011 at 12:18am

Peggles- you can order a DIV shirt. Here is the link.

Comment by Regina on July 29, 2011 at 7:50am
Jenelle- Did you get the brochure with your kids form letter, there is a list of hotels on it. It does not say if they are pet friendly but I am sure a couple would be and it lists if they have shuttle service to PIR? I wish we could take my son's dog but she a beagle and would just howl if we left her. She don't like to be left alone. Well good luck with the dog.
Comment by Jenelle on July 28, 2011 at 10:40pm

I'll try Spring HIll Suites....I'd leave her home, but, I'm driving up for the PIR 9/1 and than driving on to Colorado for 3 weeks, my husband can by no means look after her. She has show dog quality hair and needs to be brushed every day....

yikes again. So, I'll call all hotels in the area. Maybe the Ramada will make an exception when they see her size and I'll pay an extra fee for "sanitation" as other hotels charge!

Any more suggestions from anyone? 

Night all....Tomorrow is going to be a great day, I just feel it.  :)

Comment by wellen(ship04/DIV818 PIR 9/1) on July 28, 2011 at 10:26pm
Jennelle: OMG...two kids in? Sorry I didn't catch this before. Remember it is healing and cleansing to cry...noone understands a mother's love like a is really ok.  I missed my son calling home tonight, was I sad! I wish I could help with your dog...sorry. You could try SpringHill SUites.
Comment by Jenelle on July 28, 2011 at 10:14pm

I have to travel with my 8 pound dog.....I asked the Ramada if they take dogs and only if it's a service dog...can anyone get her in as a service DOG? (he he ha ha)....don't think, anyone know of dog friendly hotels....other than Motel 6?

Sorry, ladies, I'm losing my mind. Just got off with my son(PIR 9/1), first call, and than I just got a tear jerker letter from my daughter (PIR 8/12)....both made me CRY! I'm quite frankly LOSING it today. Hey, tomorrows another day.


Thanks in advance for any input on the DOG.



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