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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.


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 is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

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Anyone else out there with an SR in the same SHIP and DIV?  I would love to hear from you.


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my Husband is in 11/350 PIR 10-21-11
Hi britage welcome to the group.  I have a son in 11/350 PIR 10-21-11.  How are you holding up?
Im doing well. I miss him so much but my son is having an even harder time without his daddy.
I bet.  It would be a hard transition for a child.  Hopefully he will be able to talk to him soon and that might help.  I'm hoping that we all get phone calls by the end of this week.  Atleast the weather is cooler where they are at.  I can't imagine doing all that physical training in 90 or 100 plus heat with that humidity level.  We are just now hitting the 90's in Oregon.  My son is not use to the hot temps. Lol.  Is it hot where you are?
All it seems to do is rain, here!  I hope it's nice in GL!  Are any of you going to the Meet and Greet on the evening before the PIR?  THere's a link to it on the right side of the 'PIR 10-21-11' page, I believe.  It's under 'EVENTS'  .  You have to scroll down to see it, because it's in October.   Hope to see you there! 

britage, how old is your son?  I can imagine he misses his daddy.  8 weeks must feel even longer for a child! 

I am outside of Houston where it has been HOT for months.  My son was so looking forward the the temps in GL and getting away from our summer heat and humidity.

The Meet and Greet is on our calendar for PIR.  My son's Godparents, who are also college friends, are coming along so we will all be there.


My son is almost 2 1/2. He clings to his DaddyBear and a picture all day.
I hope to be there but we are still not sure if we can make it out for PIR.

Im in Southern California yesterday it was 104, my husband is used to the hot temp. but not the humidity. I hope he is doing well.

I finally recieved my 1st letter from my husband, Sounds like he is doing well. It was so good to hear from him.
Outstanding news!  I so hope to get one tomorrow!!!
Im sure you will. He said Sunday was the first day they were aloud to send letters but they have been able to recieve them.


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