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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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My daughter left for BC on 8/25/10 and is set to graduate on 10/29/10. Just looking for other mom's that have daughters in the Navy to connect with.

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Hi pebbles, my daughter is set to graduate corpsman school on 10-14-10.
i got your friends request and added you. could you give me any advice for what to expect after boot camp.
hi pebbles, my daughter is a corpsman. She has been in for almost three years now and is on her second duty.
Wendy your daughter is about a week behind my son. I think he is due to graduate Oct 21 or 22nd.
My daughter left for boot Camp today :-). I think she is due to graduate in December with A school starting in January.
My daughter's PIR is 10/29/10 so we are about half way there. The first days are the hardest I think. My daughter has greatly enjoyed getting pictures. I print them off the computer with 4 on a page and she says that works great because they don't have a lot of room to store stuff. I write her at least twice a week and also try to send at least 1 card a week. She told me that has been such an encouragement to her knowing that she has the support from home. I have received 2 phone calls form her so far, both of which she got as a reward. Be sure to mail her a phone card as she will need it to call home or she will have to call collect. Also send stamps, as my daughter has tried to write to everyone and has went through 3 books of stamps in 5 weeks. I think they get 1 book when they get there but after that they have to buy them or get them mailed to them. Tell her to keep quiet and do her best and she will be fine.
Hi... My daughters PIR is 11/5. She will then go onto Corpsman Aschool. I am really excited to see her again. I am also hoping she will be located in GL.


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