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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.
**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).
**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED. Vaccinations still required.
**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021
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 isno longer needed to drive on to base for parking.
Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.
I'm not too worried about it. The North Koreans have done this kind of thing before, at least once every few years. It's like a toddler throwing a tantrum because they're being ignored, or they're not being cosseted, or something. Generally there is a bunch of posturing on both sides, reparations promised (and never made), and the whole thing is swept under the rug, like the South Korean ship that was sunk last year.
My son is in Japan, and he doesn't seem to be too worried about it, either.
Yes, they were doing this sort of thing 30 years ago when I was stationed in Japan. I feel badly for the families of the young SoKo Marines who were lost, but other than that, it isn't a big deal. Our US naval vessels are actually some of the safest places to be. I understand mom-worry, but honestly, don't panic. There are still US dependents in Korea. Get edgy when they're evacuated.
The North Korean government is military based - every so often they feel they have to justify their control of the country - it's almost like an exercise - so they get aggressive. Food and/or money will be thrown at them and everything will calm down. My personal opinion is don't give them anymore of anything until they sign some nuclear treaty but that won't happen. My son is not too worried. So relax.
My son has been in BC for 3 weeks now and that is the last thing I need to think about and I hav'nt seen him I have been lighting my candles and having all I know to Pray an I know that my Minister is TIRED of me.