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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).  

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

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My Son Leaves for Boot Camp on October 26th! Any more mom's?

Just hoping to hear from mom's who will have to say goodbye to their sons/daughters on October 26th.

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Well, it came Fedex (in 2 days flat). Why I expected the Navy to use the Post Office I'm not sure but I did ;-)
Good to know, Thanks!
I got my box today (Nov. 1) and I haven't opened it yet. I'm not so sure I'm going to right now. I also got the form letter with his address and graduation date on it! My visit to the post office was a rough one. The first thing I had to do was pick up the box and tears started pouring. Then I went to my box and found an envelope with his writing on it and got so excited I was shaking because I thought I had actually gotten a letter from him already. Then I opened it and found the form letter and my heart was broke again. I made it to the car and was reading through it and on the very bottom found his note and I was shaking so hard that I couldn't read it. I miss my son! :( I miss my sailor! I can't wait to hear from HIM!
My thoughts and prayers are with all of the recruits and their families that have to hold it all together and be strong while they are away!
Sam-my son left on the 26th also from Niagra Falls.Just wondering if you are from close to Salamanca?
Yes actually, I'm in Mayville. I remember your son from the swearing in (when they asked everyone where they were from).
Sam14757 was your son on the flight with my son?
Nope but I think my Daughter was!
I thought that was you.There was only one girl in the group.Nice to know that someone else from my area is on here.Are you going to her graduation?We are driving there.Sorry I didn't write sooner but I didn't even check my messages.
Oh I wouldn't miss it for anything. I'm driving also with two of my other daughters. She called last weekend and let me know she was getting 10 days off after graduation so I guess I'll be bringing her back for a while...:-)
yes my son is coming home with us too!How exciting is that???!!!!What ship/division is she in?
Hi, we said goodbye to our daughter on Oct 27, hardest day of my parent life. I know what you are going through.
the PIR group for 12/17 has been formed here is the link http://www.navyformoms.com/group/pir12102010

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