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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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I couldn't be more proud of him. He has never been this focused in his life! Any one else on the 22nd?

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Same with my son! He is very focused. He leaves October 28th. 

My son also leaves on the 22nd, my husband and I are taking him to San Diego on the 21st and will stay to see him get sworn in.  I am trying to stay calm but he is our only child and just 18 so this is going to be hard.  We are very, very proud of him.


My son also left on the 22nd out of San Diego. Where not told that we could attend the swear in until Monday, I was sad to miss it.
Good luck to your son

My son leaves the 23rd.  It's been a long wait!

My son leaves Oct 30. I'm so proud of him too. Yep, he is like a man on a mission! 

It's been changed to Oct. 22! 

My son leaves 22nd also!  I know he is ready!!!!

our son was changed to the 22nd as well... and we weren't told about the change until the 18th!  very upsetting  to get the news so late.  some things weren't able to get done.  but our boy handled the change very well.  been gone now just over 48 hours.  Miss him - but so proud of him.


My son leaves the 22nd as well.

My son is leaving Oct.22. He has mixed feelings right now which is

My son is leaving tomorrow morning 10/22 as well.He went this afternoon to the recruiters office and got settled into a local hotel. He called me and said he could have dinner with me if I wanted to come pick him up. I was thrilled. Just he and I had dinnerand then I took him back to the hotel. That was very hard but I was so thankful he called me! My husband and I will be there tomorrow morning before he goes to the airport. We live in Louisville, KY.

My daughter leaves on the 22nd.  Right now we are having the worse fight our lives.  She graduated college in May, moved home and she is going Navy Reserves.  We have always been close, but she left house 6 days ago and staying with friends.  Needs her space.  This is killing me knowing that there will be 7 weeks I cant see her or talk to her.  My parents say she preparing herself for the separation.   Anyone else going through this?


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