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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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here is an offshoot for yall....

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Really hoping for a phone call this coming weekend! Although, he did mention in his last letter they would be very busy and that they've "been acting kinda dumb" so they may not get calls for a while :( Lets hope that our boys can get it together this week so they can call their important ladies!!

ONLY 31 DAYS LEFT!!!!!!!!!
PIR is Everything and I mean Everything you can imagine as far as what to wear. Mine was in summer and there were some girlfriends and wives in almost nothing at all - to nice suits and ties! I wore nice Jeans and a t-shirt - a bright color that my daughter and I both picked out and told him about so that he could find us in the bleacher ... hahaha boy did he ever find us he said... we wore flourescent green! You guys will need to dress warm that auditorium will be COLD! The doors are huge and open a lot!
Hi everyone, I know some of you are getting scarves from New Horizons and shirts from Ms Ampi and that is awesome. And some of you are getting scarves & shirts from them and ribbons from me lol. You can never show too much pride right? Anyway, I wanted to let you all know that I am going to be mailing your ribbons next week. I want you to get them before Christmas that way we know you have them in time for your PIR. After you are finished wearing the ribbon as a pin you can take the pin off the back and put the ribbon in a scrapbook or shadow box. They make a great keepsake and are suitable for men and women. I hope you all are staying warm and having a great letter filled day :-) If you still need or want to order ribbons just send me a friend request or message. Thanks, Lala

Hello Moms!!

I got a letter this week! YAAAAY! I guess everyone in this division is a  Grad and Go. He said that he WOULD have to be back on base every night though... DANG!! Any word on if any of your boys have the privilege of staying with you over night?

Are any of your boys Short or Thayer? If so, I guess our boys are buddies!


If they are Grad and Go and staying in Great Lakes They almost always get to stay with you at night as well. The RDC's tell them that they cannot stay over night but then when they get to the new base (across the street) they find out they can. :-)

excellent news indeeeeed!

The 034 div is doing BS tonight!! lets all send good vibes and be ready for a phone call tmro!!!

Light those blue candles!!!

did you ever get the extra ticket?!



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