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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.
Hunt housing in Great Lakes is not military only. It's not the greatest housing you'll ever live in, but it's nice enough and only about 10 minutes from base. People say really negative things, but my husband, and I loved it and never had problems last year. Lake Bluff, Gurnee, Libertyville, and Vernon Hills are a bit of a drive, 20 minutes to base depending on traffic, but they are nice areas with shopping and plenty to do. I met a few people who lived in Lake Forest, IL and Kenosha, WI as well, but it's a bit longer of a drive, up to an hour depending on traffic, but usually it's really only a little over half an hour if you can time it right. When I was working in Kenosha, there was construction, and I didn't want to use the toll roads, which is probably why it would take so long during rush hour.
I would say avoid the North Chicago area/anything on the
We never had a problem personally, and I used to volunteer teaching a piano class in Waukegan, but it is generallly the area to avoid according to fellow wives. Once you hit Beach Park and Zion, you'll find more military families again.
So excited, don't remember if Itold everyone, got the letter, no box, ship two, division 923.after learning about the division I think that my son is in that division because he did drill for 2 years, I think that is why.anyone else in this division?