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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. 

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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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My daughter had been in boot camp for 10 days when I got the call that she’s being separated due to PTSD. Her older brother passed away 12/4/17 and she became emotional when talking about him. Is there anything she can do to fight this? She’s been working so hard and was completely dedicated. I would have never imagined something like this getting her taken out.

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Im sorry to hear this.  its too bad that someone made an assessment that she doesn't feel is accurate. PTSD and normal grief are two very different things, mental health issues are tricky as its very subjective, it seems that she could appeal this but that might mean reentering in the future -  I don't have any suggestions but just wanted to write a message of support.  

Thank you, I appreciate the support. I have no idea what to do.

I think I would start by calling the recruiter tomorrow and ask him/her if there are options however you won't be able to guide your daughter from where you are at. I think its most important that you remember that things happen for a reason and possibly her second time around (i really don't think this will be the end of story)  is what was meant to be.  I work in the field of psychiatry (and i am prior service so i know how things work) and the wrong diagnosis is very plausible and i would think could be contested. Best of luck

Thank you. This is the most helpful and encouraging thing I’ve heard. I will call the recruiter and I’m praying to get a call from my daughter tomorrow. No matter what she wants to do she will have my full support.

I'm very sorry to hear this.  Be sure to join Ship 5 Moms(Formerly Ship 17).  You'll find more info there along with info to join the Facebook group (it's more active).  Be sure to have your daughter list your name with legal so you can speak with them too.  I hope things can be worked out - or she can have the opportunity to re-enlist.


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