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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).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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 is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

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Hi, y'all! I'm new here, up early to get ready to take our son back to his college town where he signed up for Navy. He's got three years of college under his belt, but decided he wants to get out and actually work in the "real world" and make some $$ to pay off his loans, then finish a degree with Uncle Sam's help!  So, here we go.  It's a long way from our Southern home to Great Lakes, MI, but I am excited he is taking this step, while a little concerned that he will be able to be all"SIR, YES SIR!" since he loves to argue and debate :). Looking forward to meeting other moms!

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Nothing today. (Big sigh)
just looked at the recruit graduation schedule and the last three PIR dates currently scheduled had division numbers as follows:
TG 50 — 9 Divisions (349–354, 823, 949 & 950) Graduate Friday, Oct. 29, 2010

TG 51 — 13 Divisions (355–364, 824, 825 & 951) Graduate Friday, Nov. 5, 2010

TG 52 — 7 Divisions (365–370 & 952) Graduate Friday, Nov. 12, 2010

But it sounds like people here are getting smaller numbers than that. I wonder if the Navy started over with numbers?
Well, I still haven't gotten anything for my son but hopefully tomorrow. Will be interesting to see what number he is assigned to.
Well, it looks like my sons box went to his father's house yesterday. I was really looking forward to getting it. Oh, well. Justin was staying with his Dad when he enlisted so I guess that is the address they used. I suppose that means the paperwork with his address will go there too.
I feel for you, srm! Getting that teeny note on the bottom of the form letter meant a lot to me! Do hope you find out his address soon so you can write. And if the sailors with the temporary div. get moved to 370, they'll be with my son:)
TG 47 — 12 Divisions (331–340, 822 & 947) Graduate Friday, Oct. 8, 2010
Here is the link to you PIR group

TG 48 — 9 Divisions (341–348 & 948) Graduate Friday, Oct. 15, 2010
Here is the link to your PIR group

TG 50 — 9 Divisions (349–354, 823, 949 & 950) Graduate Friday, Oct. 29, 2010
Here is the link to your PIR group

TG 51 — 13 Divisions (355–364, 824, 825 & 951) Graduate Friday, Nov. 5, 2010
Here is the link to your PIR group

If your division # is higher than these your PIR will either be 11/12 or 11/19 here are the links to those groups
My son is also Ship 11 Div 001. Also a short note from him with a small line "no news is good news". That sounded ominous. I could tell from his note he's enjoying everything. I'm lucky he went off to college first, so I'm used to him being away for long periods of time. Miss being able to call him and see if he's okay. I was low after the "kid in the box". It was like he disappeared and that was all that was left. Can't wait for graduation!
TG 52 — 7 Divisions (365–370 & 952) Graduate Friday, Nov. 12, 2010
Oh, I didn't know that grad n go is not known till that late. Trying to decide how long to book hotel for. If he's grad n go, guess we would leave on Sat. afternoon, but if he's not, would like to stay till Sunday to spend more time. He is Nuke--are they more likely to be g&g because they go to Charleston, SC for A-school?
Hey son is Nuke too. His PIR is 11/19..when is yours again? I HOPE mine isn't grab and go but if he is, I noticed ALL the hotels have a cancel by 4pm same day policy. I went ahead and booked Thur - Sun and will cancel if need be.
Loreta, his is 11/12, strangely enough. Thought it would be 11/19 by counting days but guess not. Good to know about the cancellation policy! Now if I could just know he's doing ok, I might feel better about making these reservations.
My son, Tyler, left from LA, although we live in Santa Maria, CA. I got the box on Friday and his letter came yesterday (Tuesday). He is in Ship 02, Division 901.


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