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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. 

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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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It has long been on my mind and heart that I would love to adopt the children and their unit of my fabulous Heads at Ease crew.

Sewing is hard work and can be costly. There are so many steps involved in the making of these pillowcases and most people don't realize that. We buy the fabric, then wash, dry and iron it. Then we cut it and sometimes that is time consuming if we are doing a pieced one. Then we finally get to sew it. Then we print off a notecard or label to put inside and after all that, it's finally ready to be mailed.

If we do our children as well as their unit, we will have many contacts. And many sailors will be blessed in the process.

How to choose who to do? Here's a few ideas that I am tossing out:
1. They must be deployed - out of the United States.
2. They must be willing to be a contact person for their unit/cube or find someone who is willing to handle the mailing.
3. We would need some information about the unit- the male/female ratio for one.
4. Finally, how long they will be out. Like a 1 month sea trial wouldn't count. My son always tells me to not mail anything to him while on those.

I am VERY interested in your thoughts on this. So please share. I already have Donna K's son on a deployment for 2010 and told her we would do them as soon as we get information. Judi R has an Army contact for us as well. Same thing, waiting for information.

I want to handle this in a fair manner, so please share your thoughts. I see that Dori touched on this in the guidelines, so I am going to transfer those great thoughts to here.

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my son will be gone until july or Aug. he has been in the USA Navy for two years
give us some information Dianne.
My son is on the USS Nimitz and is headed home some time in April....I am trying to make one for him lol...Pillow knows how long I have been saying this .
Peggy, do you want us to do his cube? or do you prefer to mail his? just mailed some out this week to a ship in that strike force group.
I will do his cube I think there are.8 or 9 in his group.
go for it!
then read this one.


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