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


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I'm looking for other moms that have SRs in same division. So far I am the only one I've been able to find.

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Anyone get phone class yesterday? My daughter called said was her halfway phone call. Get fitted for dress uniform pictures are Thursday.  She sounded so tired and was struggling a little from PT but determined to keep going. I miss her so much 

Yes, I received a phone call from my son 03/298, he sounded good and it was great to hear his voice.  Said they are doing well and being put to the test mentally and physically.  Sounded upbeat and confident.  Apologized for not writing but I told him to focus on what he needs to do there and we dont need letters, we know he is doing well and it was great to take to him.  I told him about our groups and asked him if he knew a couple of the other recruits but said for me to sent him last names, they dont go by first names. I am really looking forward to PIR, seeing him and meeting all the other recruits and their parents.  Take Care!

Hi ModestoAngel, My daughter is in Ship 3 Divison 297 PIR September 14. 23 more days!!

Yup my son called yesterday all is well he sounded tired but GREAT...he saidhe was loving boot camp...he would! lol

UGH... watching clock.... hoping for more letters. I miss my daughter something terrible today.

Hi Samuel, what a great idea!  Care to share some of the questions?

Hi, Everyone my son is in ship 3 div 297. Got first phone call when he first got there. Was thinking second call would come today. Nothing yet. I just want to hear his voice. I know no news is good news. But, aren't they able to make second call?


Hi Lynda, My son is in ship 3 div 297.  We got a call on Tues. nite from what I have read you son may have been on watch so was unable to call.  I would keep the phone close because Im sure he will be calling 

Yes, my son is in 03/297 too!  We got a phone call on August 14th and we were able to talk for 20 minutes.  He said he had about 30 minutes and wanted to call his brothers and girlfriend.  It was a great call.  Good to hear his voice and he was doing okay.  Can't wait until September 14th!

I got my daughters 2nd call last week. She is in 298. Its 297 brother division so I'd assume 297 got theirs too.
I think since now they are a
little more than half way they can make their limited calls I believe only on Tuesdays...also they have to earn the calls...

Anyone attending a Meet & Greet on September 13th?


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