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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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Finally got the date.  Can't wait to meet other moms feeling the same as I.

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My daughter leave Oct 6th and I've been getting super emotional. This is my second go-round. I have a son in Nuke School. His PIR was back in June. 

If I sit and think about her leaving or talk to someone about it, I get emotional. I also hold onto the hugs a little longer. I have been very busy with school the last couple weeks, so that keeps my mind off her leaving, which helps.
I was ok until this week, then talking to friends at work with children in service who have been there and understand I get very emotional.


My son is leaving for MEPS in Jacksonville, FL on the 6th and will be sworn in and leave for BC on the 7th. I am also looking for someone to share all of these mixed emotions with! Proud and sad at the same time. Knowing that I am going to miss him terribly! I'm not clear on the lingo yet, but his PIR should be in the middle of December. Does anyone know if they allow them to take leave for the holidays? I had one recruiter tell me yes, and one told me no.

Joshual'sMom, your then Sailor MAY be able to have leave for some of the holiday stand down at the "A" Schools. Some commands allow new Sailors to go in the hole on Leave for that and some don't.

You can check in the group/s for his rating. What is his rating (job/specialty) going to be?

lemonelephant, thank you for your reply. His rating is going to be ACEF...Advanced Computer and Electronics Field.

Joshua's Mom, I left info on AECF on your My Page. Yes, Those staying in GL usually do get to have Leave for part of the holiday stand down.

My son left today 10/05/15 for MEPS from Atlanta, GA. He will be sworn and leaving for BC tomorrow 10/06/15. My emotions are all over the place. I'm excited for him. But I'm also emotional because my first born is leaving the nest and it's time to let him fly.
My daughter leaved out of Jax on Monday 10/5, today is going by fast and slow!! Tomorrow is gonna be surreal...I'm so excited for her, but am ready to get the leaving over with.

My daughter is leaving on the 13th, which is my husbands and my anniversary and it is also 3 days before her 20th birthday.  I am excited for her but I know it's going to be so hard to have her gone.  

Is there anyone else with a daughter or son leaving on the 13th?

Navymom65, Check in Leavin' for bootcamp in October.

Also, check your My Page.

Today is the DAY! So excited for my sons journey to begin. How could we not be proud of the choice these fine young men and women are making! 1 Hour to flight leaving....8 weeks to go.


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