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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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I am confused I haven’t received a letter or anything but doing my math looks like my daughter PIR would be Nov. 29 but because is the day after thanksgiving graduation is done Wednesday instead of Friday. I’m afraid to book any hotels or airfare. Any recommendations or suggestions??? Is anyone else going thru the same process????

Thank you in advance.

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Everyone please remember - this PIR is on WEDNESDAY, 11/27/19 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  It is NOT on 11/29/19.

Hi did you send a phone card to your daughter?

Michelle - your SR should be able to buy a card at the NEX.  They get paid while in boot camp and they have them open a bank account (if he didn't already have one when he left).  He can use this money to purchase a card.  Phone calls (besides the "I made it here" and "I'm a Sailor") are not guaranteed - but with that said they usually will get at least one other call if not more.  This is where you must practice patience - and remember, no news is good news!  But hopefully you'll be getting another call soon!  Hang in there!

Also, be sure to join the boot camp group - I left the link in the Welcome message on your page.  You'll find lots of good info there ;-D


i didn’t she told me she purchased it. I guess they have like an account where they will be deducting their uniforms and other stuff. I did send her a gift card??? I will find out if she go it. 

Hi Gigi thank you for the info,so i guess i dont have to send a phone card.. My son maybe will just purchase too.. Thanks again!

How do you know the PIR date?

You will receive the form letter 9 to 14 business days after your recruit's arrival at RTC.

Hello everybody—

Has anyone received their last call??? I am supposed to travel Tuesday morning to be there Wednesday but I haven’t heard anything from my girl. Does anyone have any suggestions???

Thank you in advance!

Hi Gigi! I received a phone call from my son Friday afternoon. He advised they had Captains Cup Saturday and his division would do Battle Stations Tonight (Sunday) so expected to call Monday morning. I’m so excited to see him this week!! ❤️

Hello TexasNavyMom—

Thank you for replying. I am exited for this coming week as well and can’t wait to give her all the hugs and kisses that I haven’t give these weeks. 

Keeping my fingers cross that we all get that call tomorrow  

Have you heard anything yet? I keep checking to see if I’ve missed anything but nothing! Hope you have safe travels and a very special Thanksgiving with your daughter!

Hi just keep your phone with you the call will be probably be soon my son called me around 11:30am in my time it was around 2pm Chicago time.. Safe travel everyone!


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