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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

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**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still required


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Received my letter today and my son is on ship 3 in div 281. We are from Dayton, OH. Would love to connect with others from same ship/div.

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Today is week 2 day 5. Tomorrow starts week 3. My son confirmed this in a call today.

my son is 3/281 too.  thought I was the only one who hadn't gotten the call yet. 


Got a letter from my SR yesterday.  He said he was getting a phone call today 8/1.  He said it is going good but still does not like the food.  He is getting to know all they guys in his division and that they get along well.  Keep the phones close today.  I hope it happens!

Got a phone call today from my SR.  He said he is getting to know all the guys in the division and they are all doing well.  So happy to hear his voice.  He said everything is going well.  Cannot wait until graduation.  Anyone else get a phone call today?

I did. Pretty much the same... Where are you from?

I am so sad my son had a 1 hour phone call and we were out of the country on vacation! No one else will answer their phone so he didnt get to talk to anybody! :( Glad you got to talk to your son..

I didn't receive any letters yet, but I did get a call from my son. 

He said they would have one other time to call just before graduation

and there could be more if they earn call time as a team. It's been

quite an adjustment for me, him leaving made us empty nesters.

I'm so proud of him. I'll be attending PIR.

Hello... My son is also on Ship 3 Div 281.. Only 15 more days until we see them! We are from Middleville, MI.  My son go to MS for A school.

Im pretty sure my boyfriend is friends with your son. We've been sending a piece of paper back and forth with tic tac toe on it. Ask him about it. I'm fraziers girlfriend

Erica, friends with whos son?

Your's! I know his name is curtiss and he has tattoos lol

Erica, we're wondering whose son are you referring to? That has to be a long game of tic-tac-toe.


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