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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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Greetings March Ship date Moms!  Looks like we have a date to look forward to.  If all goes as planned, our recruits will graduate on May 27, 2011.  My son is in Ship 11/Division 180.  I have received the box and now I have his address, so mail is on its way to him.  Please post when you can and I look forward to seeing all of you in Great Lakes on the new Holiday, 5/27/2011.

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Ooops, I mean SAILORS!!!
thanks, do you know what the dress code for us is? we ordered the div. t-shirts an hoodies and were going to wear those
Can you please tell me how I can order Division t-shirts and hoodies?

candmshy Is your PIR 5/26?? If so here is the link to your PIR group


Division shirt link:
Click ENTER, click RECRUIT GRADS, scroll down to "order form" numbers are on the form if you have questions.

Sorry for the delay in my response...I just got home.  Yes, my recruit's PIR is 5/26. Ship 11 Division 179.  Thanks for info for t-shirts/hoodies:)

candmshy   here is the link to your PIR group


lots of info there as well as support.

Do you have any idea what day they do Battle Stations?  I got a letter today from my daughter but she didn't say which day it was happening.
forgot to mention she grads next Thurs.  So how many days before grad is BS?
Tripoli, BS for 179/180 is tonight!!  Light your blue candle for your daughter because she will be a sailor tomorrow if she is in one of those divisions.  Otherwise, it could be tomorrow night or Sunday night.  Diannep started a Battlestations discussion that lists all the divisions graduating 5/26 and their BS dates.
I'm kinda new at these discussion boards.  How do I find Diannep?????
Tripoli, go the main PIR 5/26 group site.  you will see a list of discussions like 11/180, etc.  If you click view all, you will see Battlestations.  Go there or you can contact Diannep by posting a note to her on the PIR 5/26 group.  Hope that helps.
My daughter called me today, so I found out.  Based on some prior postings, guess I can't say what day, but obviously not too many days left to choose and we already know who is on Tuesday! ha!  Thanks so much!


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