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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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Just got the first "letter" (really a form letter) but was wonderful to see my son's one paragraph handwriting!  Now I have a PIR date so would love to hear from any other mom's, wives, GF's  out their that have loved ones in this division! 

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3 letters today.  Doing good but division still needs work.   They will do it.  I know they will.  They are strong and will make this next week of tests.  Go Guys Go!

Hello Everyone!!!  Sorry I've been MIA...hubby had surgery and then we left town to attend other son's military graduation.  (spec ops and it was AWESOME!!)

I've been writing my SR everyday.  His letters are upbeat, but he's definitely ready for PIR!  He's had phone calls for information, but he always calls his fiance.  She spends every saturday and sunday with me, hoping for a phone call so he would be able to talk to both of us....I MISSED the call.  I was at my other son's graduation and she was at my house when she got the call. :(  Hoping he gets to call on Thanksgiving while he's on Adopt-A-Sailor leave.  Hopefully I'm daughter is due to give birth to her first baby that day as well....although, his fiance will most likely be with me if my daughter goes into labor, so that's a point in my favor!!

Glad to hear the Division is coming together.  It seems that they "click" all at once and only get better from there!

Hope everyone has a great day!!!  It's nice to be back :)

Wow you have your hands full.  Congrats to you.  Sorry you missed your call.  That had to suck.  You will be reunited soon. 

I'm a VERY happy Mom today...TWO letters in the mailbox!  I must say, my SR was never very good at letter writing and w/o a phone to communicate his writing skills have greatly impoved, another good thing about BC......And i must brag, on the firearms range he scored as an "expert".  His petty officer had told the div only 6 of his recruits, in all of the divisions he has ever instructed, qualified as experts.  So, I am a PROUD mamma.....HOORAH!

That's wonderful !!!!  You have a lot to be proud of.  Did he say how they were doing as a division.  I am asking because I have only had one phone call about week 3. 

The only mention of the DIV was they still had very few "privileges".  Not sure about what that entails, he was not specific.   He did say that the RDC's were not yelling as much, giving less instruction and letting them do/figure things out on their own. Don't feel too bad, we have only had the one, 6min call as well, looking forward to that special "I'm a Sailor" call next!

Big sigh of relief...... Thanks for the info.  I am so ready for that call and then Chicago bound.


It is hard to believe that they are coming to closure with BC.  But, this really is only the beginnng.  They have so much more to go through for SPEOC.  Hope I got that right.  But on a positive note, all of us moms are getting through this too.  Never thought it would go by like this.  Only 13 more days!  Less than two weeks.  Bringing tissues to PIR.  And I can't wait to meet all of you!

So true DM......this next few weeks should fly by.....also loolking forward to meeting you and can't wait to hug my SR!

We all may want to wear armor for the power of the hugs the SR's, sorry,  then SAILORS will be giving us.  :)

Does anyone know when battle stations is??

Hmm. I wonder if it would start in the morning and end that night..And if so if they would still get there "ima sailor call" that same day or if they would make them wait till the next morning



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