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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.


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PIR 10/14/11 Meet and Greet

Event Details

PIR 10/14/11 Meet and Greet

Time: October 13, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramada Inn Waukegan
Street: 200 N Green Bay Rd
City/Town: Waukegan
Phone: 847-244-2400
Event Type: meetngreet
Organized By: proud2baNavyMom
Latest Activity: Oct 19, 2011

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Event Description

PIR 10/14/11 MeetNGreet

6-8 pm

Ramada Waukegan

200 N. Green Bay Rd


Appetizers/cash bar (you can bring your own drink). All friends/family members, including children, welcome!

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Comment by cinchy40 on October 12, 2011 at 10:33pm
My future daughter in law and I will be there.  My son is part of division 948.
Comment by proud2baNavyMom on October 12, 2011 at 8:23am
This will probably be my final estimation of attendance.  We are leaving early in am.  Will hopefully see all tomorrow nite.  There will be approximately 125 in attendance.  HOOORAAAHHHH
Comment by Robin on October 11, 2011 at 6:37pm
There will be two of us..proud mom and dad if they ever get to  do BS.
Comment by myson4/820 on October 11, 2011 at 9:51am
I wish I could get there in time, but my flight doesn't get in until really late. 
Comment by Jack on October 11, 2011 at 9:02am

Will try our best to attend the meet and greet with my husband, our little guy-and

our sailors girlfriend. Flight time may impede-

Hope to see everyone we will try our best!  Thanks -

Comment by granny d on October 10, 2011 at 4:10pm
I will be attended the meet and greet with my husband and my parents for our daughter in 07/346. Thanks for organizing this. It sound like it will be fun to meet all the worried and now relieved parents. Can't wait for our call soon.
Comment by MomKaren (07-346) on October 6, 2011 at 6:06pm
Wish I could join you at the MeetNGreet, but my flight doesn't get in until 7:30p.
Comment by Sondra on October 6, 2011 at 3:43pm
My folks and I are arriving on the train in Chicago around 3:30 p.m.  We will try to get by to visit.  My folks might be tired, we get on the train in Fargo, ND at 2:15 AM so they may just want to go to the hotel, but I might slip out by myself to meet all the wonderful Moms I'm reading and sharing with on this site.
Comment by butterkm on October 6, 2011 at 11:33am
I am going to try.  We will have 2.
Comment by MTSMom on October 6, 2011 at 11:01am
There will be 5 in my group. I also believe quite a few more from the Facebook page are planning to attend as well but unsure if they have RSVPd on here yet?! Excited to meet you all. Safe travels!!

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