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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 son is in Division 263, Ship 12 and I am sorry to say we have misplaced the form letters we received regarding graduation. Is there a web site with the info or is there someone that can scan it and email it to me. I am terrilby homesick for him and can't wait to see, hug and kiss him! Thanks in advance for someones help.

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Have you asked in a group with his same PIR date?
Hello Dalton's Mom. Welcome to Navy for Moms. We are all in this together. To answer your question about "The Form Letter." You can can do a search on Google and type in: Navy Great Lakes. It should give you the Navy Great Lakes recruit Command. On that web site there is a lot of information regarding graduation, rules everything. You can even print out a parking pass. Here is the website:

When you go to this website, click on "Home," and then click on "Families." You can click on any of the links from the top.
What is your sons PIR date? Is it 8/6/2010 ? I must warn you too so that you don't freak out. I have been talking to a several moms/girlfriends and they have received letters from their sailors saying that they are being moved around a lot to other divisions. (but they keep the same PIR date).
On my form letter, and as far as I know. My son's is on Ship 12 Division 268. PIR Date 8/6/2010. My son has been at Great Lakes since June 15th. He called me to tell me he got there ok. He also called me on Sat June 19th, to tell me that everything was fine, and that he was happy. I have not heard anything from him since then. We are a very close family and this is the longest we have ever gone without talking. I definitely know how you feel.
Sandy. ps...You can get your son's address from his recruiter. That is how I got my son's address before the form letter arrived.


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