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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.
**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).
**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED. Vaccinations still required.
**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021
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 isno longer needed to drive on to base for parking.
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hm - it all depends on where his "A" school is. Sometimes it is just "across the street" - and he just has to move then gets to spend lots of time with his family. If it is in another state - probably not. But. . . you do get to go to the airport and sit with him while he wait for his plane. That could be a few hours (better than nothing). You can also give him his cell phone and computer (if he has one) then.
I think your son is going to A school at Great Lakes right?? If so, and he's G&G then there is a chance he'll get to have overnights with you!! Depends on his A school rules. He'll have to move his gear after PIR...this will take five hours or so. Most families go back to the hotel to wait. Make sure he knows the # to call and ya'll know where to meet.
Bring toothbrush, pj's and comfortable clothes for him to were in the hotel room...also bring his cell and laptop.
Actually, he is going to Pre-Buds, and from what I understand is across the street. I have been visiting PIR group, but I was just confused, because on the phone, my son said he had all weekend with us but had to be back on base in the evening. In his letter he said he was grad and go, and I thought that meant we only had a couple of hours together. Thank you for all of your advice! I will bring toothbrush, etc.. just in case!!
From what I understand, if you are grad n go, and are shipping out for A school, that is when they only have a few hours. If they are grad n go but their schooling is at Great Lakes, that is a different story. Your son told you right.
Chris'Mom...the RDC's will not tell them they get overnights if they are G&G to GL...the A school will tell them. That is where the confusion comes in...the rcts don't know this. They have to go by what the RDC's tell them but we know differently.
I just got another letter from my son, and he told me he accidentally circled grad n go on the questionaire I sent him. He actually has liberty weekend but has a 9 pm curfew. So I'm glad we get to spend time with him!!:)
Grad and go means that he'll have Friday after PIR with family and then leave for A school very early Sat morning. Most families will meet the Sailors at the airport to see them of (usually the wait is several hours)