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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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Son goes to bootcamp on Feb 16th, anyone else this date?

Would very much like to talk to you!  My son went to MEPS in St. Louis yesterday and already feel like my heart is gonna break! 

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    I too am waiting for some word from my son.  We are moving this weekend and I am so afraid of missing a call from him.  I have Verizon phone service and they are going to forward all the home calls to my cell phone until they get the service set up at new address and they are letting me keep the same home phone number.....I am writing almost everyday and will continue too even if he is to busy to write....They need our support and will cherish every word.  Hang in there the time will soon be over and we will see them....not soon enough but the wait will be worth it....



Hey Carol

How are you doing? Did you hear from your son and I hope your move went well.

no phone call yet! i also carry around my phone with me everywhere! and yes I am checking the mailbox letter yet! i hope soon!

Hi Rosemary

Have you heard anything from Ashley? I received a letter yesterday from JC and my parents received one today.

They were short but he seems to be doing well. I hope you hear from your daughter soon.

My letter was short too - but then he wrote his dad, me, his grandpa (on my side) and his grandma on his dad's side.  I am hoping to get another letter next Wednesday.  If they write on Sunday, seems like it takes until Wednesday to get to the southern end of the state.  Yesterday was the first day that I did not write him.  My daughter and grandson spent the day with me, and I was busy holding my grandson who is 2 months old.  I usually only get to see him on Saturdays.  I feel bad for not writing him, but I know my letters  are getting kind of boring.  I need to find a website with little funny jokes or cartoons and send him some of those...  Hope you are having a relaxing Sunday afternoon!
Got a 2nd phone call from my son yesterday, I get so excited to see that area code 847....he only got like a 8 minute call but it was great. Said he and others in his div have sore throat going around. I sure hope they start feeling better....looking forward to more letters and calls. Only 36 days to go...
hey guys my son is graduating on 4/15 as well he has sent letters to his gf so we know he is okay looking forward to that phone call. I miss hearing his voice.It helps to read everyones comments It is nice to know others are feeling the same way
Hi Shandral...yes...I sometimes felt when I was missing my daughter if I was over reacting but whew..I found out from Navy Mom that it is so normal.! I am so thankful to have a forum to share my feeling one else understands! andy yes April 15th..that is going to be a banner day for us all!! I hope our kids call soon! Rosemary
Got my phone call yesterday from my was so wonderful to hear his voice. Thank you God!. He sound really good and it was so nice to laugh with him.
Teresa, That is so awesome!  I am really happy for you!  What ship and division is your son in?  I am hoping to hear from Doug sometime this week..
Thank you, it was wonderful to hear his voice...hopefully I get to hear from him this week as well. He is on ship 09 division 129. I hope you get to hear from your son.
Hi happy you got a phone call..I haven't received one yet from my daughter.what ship and division is he in? Well have a great evening! Rosemary 


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