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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.


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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 I'm really new at this and this site. I was just woundering if there are any other newbies on here with the same date?? 

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 so just after I wrote this.. I was very excited and surprised I got a second safe call from my daughter...she sounded so good!!! I wasn't expecting the call since a got a call the night she arrived at boot camp at 10:30 pm!! Boy that just made my day!!!!

my brother left on the same day!  we called his recruiter to get his address, but have not gotten his form letter yet

 Hi Sammy, I haven't gotten my daughters yet either but when I talked to her today she said they just mailed the box with an address yesterday so i'm thinking it should be here in the middle of next week.Have you heard from your brother?

Sammy, Double-check the address the recruiter gave you against those at Recruiters sometimes give a generic address for the RTC and if the street address is not correct, then mail can be delayed for up to 3 weeks.  Know that letters mailed before you get the form letter do not get to your recruit much quicker, if at all, than letters mailed after receiving the form letter because the recruits cannot receive mail until they are in their ship and a Recruit Mail Petty Officer has been trained in how to handle mail, which means it is usually sometime in the third week or later when they start receiving mail depending on when P-days ended and the division formed.

Jomama- we have not heard from him at all. Unfortunately we missed his call that he got there safely. So glad to hear your daughters box with address was sent out! Hopefully they will be here before thanksgiving! Best of luck to you and her and I will keep you updated if I hear anything!
Lemon elephant-thanks for the info! I did make sure it was the correct address before I sent letters.

You are very welcome. 

Join the group, DEP-Leavin for bootcamp in November, andyou will find others with loved ones who shipped this week. You may want to join, or at least check out, Boot Camp Moms, PIR Reference Information, and New Members Stop Here. Once you know your SR’s PIR date and/or division number, watch in Boot Camp Moms and/or at and join the group for that once it has been created.

You may also want to check out Women in the Navy, Mom’s of Navy Daughters, and Mom's of Daughters 2.

(Group names within this reply are clickable links.)

Hey! I am new to this forum, too! My daughter left on Nov. 14th, too. We got a second call yesterday. It was not long, but good!

 same here. it was a nice surprise.! she sounded good,that made happy!

hahaha hey got one too , she left on Nov. 13/12 yeah same here it was relly quick , but hey it still good kjnowing they are doing good.


Jomama- we have not heard from him at all. Unfortunately we missed his call that he got there safely. So glad to hear your daughters box with address was sent out! Hopefully they will be here before thanksgiving! Best of luck to you and her and I will keep you updated if I hear anything!


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