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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. 

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 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

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


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In the past, N4M families wore scarves in support of their new Sailors at PIR according to Division.  N4M member, Arwen, posted these colors for the 2/11 divisions.  


Div 063 - red

Div 064 -orange

Div 065 -yellow

Div 066 -green

Div 067 -light (sky) blue

Div 068 -navy blue

Div 069 -lavender

Div 070 -purple

Div 071 -pink

Div 072 -white

Div 073 -black

Div 074 -grey/silver

Div 804 -gold/tan

Div 912 -brown

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just chatted with a rep, designs are not inter-changeable =(

How is everyone coming along with the scarves?  Are most wearing yellow (for N4M) and sewing your division color on it somewhere or are you all intertwining the two colors with two scarfs?

I think someone posted theirs awhile back and it was yellow with the division color strip sewn down the middle, 

We are going with yellow scarf with a lavender stripe edged with black.  We are also putting a patch on it with our SRs name and Ship/Div.  When I get the scarf I will post a pic.

Great idea with the patch added!   Please do post....cant wait to see it!

In fact maybe everyone can start posting pics for those who are looking for ideas?

How are you making the patch?  I am doing the yellow fleece with tan and gold strip down the center - patch idea sounds terrific.  My grandson is 04/804.  Can't wait to see everyone - great idea.
My sister-in-law is making them and I am not sure yet how she is going to do it.  She is a super talented seamstress though so I know they are going to look great.  I will post the pics when I get the scarves.  Probably will be another week before I get them. 
mama- I do hope everyone does this! we will look so awesome! The SRs know about it, so they will have to fight back a smile when they enter and see all the yellow and how we joined together to support them! Can't wait!!
Goodness, there is no way anyone is getting me to wear yellow! I do not wear yellow ever. LOL. How do I know what the division colors are? ETA: Just saw above. 073 is black...sigh...I don't wear black either, it makes me washed out. Sorry gals, you will have to spot me some other way. :P

I dont wear yellow either but I will wear it for the PIR and then it will be packed away as a momento of time!  ;)

So come on MamaMiri-just one day?????

Well...there is just no way I am wearing it when I go to hug my Lovie. I am planning a whole special new outfit to wow him with and I'm not about to have a yellow scarf break up the flow. I guess I'll have to find a yellow that doesn't look stupid on me.
Oh I agree with yellow not being the most flattering lol. Just think how nice yellow will match his blues! ;)
So excited about this scarf idea!!  I bought the yellow fleece but panicked because I can't cut straight to save my soul so I asked a lady at work who quilts and she brought me back 6 beautiful, straight pieces of fleece.  Now I just need to fringe them and adhere the orange ribbon.  We were going to just do the plain yellow but my SR's favorite color is orange so we will definetly add that.   What a great momento of all the hope we have held each other up with during this challenging time!


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