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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 corpsman has a labrum tear in his hips they are planning surgery for him within a few weeks very worried for him because he is really stressed he said. So I am think of flying there when or after his surgery just wondering if I am able to do so to help him out or in 2 mo he will be eligible for leave and just fly him home. I am sure he will be ok they do receive great medical attention, It is a waiting game he is still waing on the date for surgery.


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Wow. I feel so bad you and your son. I hope he isn't in a lot of pain.  Is he still in BC?  I would want to be there for the surgery, too.  Is there any way to find out the details and if you can be there?  I wish you the best of luck.  

no he is stationed in NC i am still waiting for info

If he's at CL there's a Navy Hospital on base (it's not too far from the main gate).  If you plan to go, your son will need to call the gate and schedule to have a multi day pass ready for you.  Find a local hotel, there are plenty, but if you have to fly into Jacksonville NC (Ellis) airport it may be expensive on short notice.  I don't expect there will be any problem with you visiting if you would like to.

he is stationed at new river, and yes i have been looking into flights to ellis they are pretty reasonalble at this time but really cant make any reservations till he gets his actual date for surgery.

You could also look into staying at the Lejeune Inn on base as well if it's not booked up.  It's not too far from the Naval Hospital...

I had to google hip labral tear - always good to learn things! - and read this from the National Institutes of Health:  "...return to sport is favorable in athletes if the tears are properly treated with arthroscopic intervention."  Navy Medicine truly is tops, and we'll all have him in our thoughts and prayers on the eleventh - and that goes for you and your husband, too :)

BTW here is some trivia that I learned in college Anatomy and Physiology class - "acetabulum" (the word for hip socket) comes from the Latin word for a small cup that was used for dipping bread in vinegar!  For some reason that has stuck with me LOL  Anyway, here's to a successful procedure and quick recovery for your son.    


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