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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.
**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).
**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED. Vaccinations still required.
**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021
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 isno longer needed to drive on to base for parking.
Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.
Nothing! We got his box on Thursday, after he left on that Monday. We've been beating a path to the mailbox watching and waiting ... I'm hoping it will be here by this coming Monday - no later than Wednesday! (I'm going out of town with my sisters for a few days and I don't want to miss it! lol)
Yes, no news is good news, but it would be nice to hear how they're doing - or at least see the "official" letter with their mailing and graduation info.
Let me know if you get anything and I'll do the same!
I hear ya! My cell even goes to the bathroom with me! It's my new best friend.
We finally got the form letter today with a short, but sweet note from our son! I was at Walmart when my husband called and told me there was a letter - he asked if he could go ahead and open it. Funny man!! Ha! I told him to wait until I got home - fortunately I was at the checkout waiting for my receipt when he called.
Hope you got that one, at least! This is the beginning of week three and according to my son's "I'm here," phone call, we should expect a call sometime between now and week four, but I'm not holding my breath on that one - as long as we get some more letters SOON!
Hi, Thanks! Yes he's ship7, Division351. And Yes this has been the only contact since the 2 minute call on 8/30 letting us know he arrived. What is your son's contract? Char's is Submarine Electronics and Computers
Hi all....I finally received my "form letter" yesterday!! My son is Ship #07 Division 351 and gradutation 10/29/2010
So now I know exactly what "group" I belong to! :) He wrote asking to please write asap and that he wants his girlfriend to be sure she is there....they only allow 4 on the list but I've heard that they ususally allow others too, right???
I sent about 5 letters out today and the rest I'll send tonight...
Hi Jmarie - WELCOME! We're finally starting to fill up ... well, a little at a time anyway! lol My son is going into Aviation, like his grandfather. (Not his first choice, but he didn't want to have to wait forever to go.)
BonnieMae - Lala, who usually posts on bootcamp moms, is the ribbon guru! She's on my friends' list, too. She makes ribbons with your sailor's name and division number on it. $5 for the materials and $2 for shipping. I haven't ordered any as of yet, but I probably will! If you're interested, friend her and let her know you would like to order a ribbon - or SOME ribbons!
We just finished up our next letter to our son ... and I'll be out of town from Thursday thru Monday - I want my son to call, but then again, I won't be with my husband if he does! I'm torn on that one ... . (But I'll be GLAD to hear from him either way!)
Thanks for the update, Bonnie! Like I said, I want Josh to call, but I also want it to be when his dad and I are together! (We don't have a house phone - and Josh usually calls me before he will his dad)
Everything they do that is considered "personal," has to be earned - that includes phone calls and time off for letter writing. I'm sure you know that. We kept telling Josh before he left, it wasn't going to be easy - and he can't mouth off to the Instructors like he does with us. (Not that he's a mouthy kid, but he comes from an opinionated family! lol)
I guess this is one of those situations where the saying, "That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger," comes into play. Just keep encouraging him to keep pressing on and to listen to what the instructors are trying to tell them, not what they're actually saying. Right now, they are in the "tear down" process, so they can build them up in the way the Navy needs them to be.
They'll make it through - with our love and support!
I understand what you're saying ... and I'm sure just talking to you, helped him out tremendously! Sometimes you just have to vent - and you're more than welcome to do so! Hey, that's what we're here for! SUPPORT! Us for them - and us for each other!