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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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I thought that this would be fun to see what our SRs say in either a letter or a phone call to us. 

My son wrote:

Mom, the caviar here is bland and my gold toilet is a little cold but I think I will manage.

I laughed so hard!

So feel free to put down the things that made you smile, laugh or cry from your SR. 

Have a great day!

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My SR wrote in a letter to his sister,

I miss hanging out with you after you and mom have had a fight. I miss watching lame ass Disney shows with you and finding them funny because you are laughing. You keep your chin up, Kate. You are my hero!

I almost got into a fight recently because some jerk decided that he was going to write on my boot with a marker. A boot that I JUST FINISHED CLEANING AND SHINING for an HOUR!!!! WHY? He almost got his ass beat but I kept my cool and bitched him out. 

I almost died laughing!!! Poor kid had to re-shine his boots!

Finally got a letter-  geez this kid - one part i laughed at - keep in mind she is 5 feet about 100 lbs


"live fire was pretty cool. I look like a bad ass with my 9mm and 12 gauge shotgun..just saying" haha.

I just saw this discussion and it makes me laugh.  My poor kid has a great sense of humor.  Everyone loves how the 2 of us pick on each other.  He was scheduled for PIR 2/17 but due to an ankle injury he got set back.  He couldn't pass his run time.  So he was pretty upset as we all were.  But on Friday I got a letter that said :


I would love to tell you this over the phone but here goes nothin....I passed my run with a time of 12:14!  I woke up this morning and told myself I was either going to pass or I was going to the hospital because I ain't doing this anymore!


Anyway, it made me laugh and feel proud all at the same time. 

that made me laugh sooo hard!!!



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