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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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This Discussion is for loved ones of Recruits in Divisions 337 and 338. These are Brother Divisions and your Recruits will be training together, so perhaps you would like to get to know each other on here.

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Ok so i'm so excited i realized today we have less than 2 weeks left till we're with our Sailors! YAY!!!!
Got another letter today, he said they did 9mm stuff at the range. He thought he had gotten "sharpshooter" with it. Some of the other guys had a rough time, as some had never even held a gun before.
Got 2 letters yesterday!!!! My hubby sounds good except he thinks he's got the flu but refuses to go to SQ because he's afraid he'll get set back. says everyone in 337 is doing better!! Saw a few other divisons have gotten phone calls in the last week maybe well get a call in the next few days! if not BS should be the end of next week or 1st of the next!!!  Can't wait to hear from and see my SR in less than 2 weeks!!! YAY!!!! Almost over ladies! 
Please remember not to post the dates of BS. You can send private messages but nothing on the public pages.
Gate passes are online now. Use all uppercase
My son, is in 09/337.  Ive been getting pretty regular letters from him.  Short, but so happy to get anything.  I've been trying to win the Trivia Tuesday on Facebook for weeks and haven't been able to win, and also the Wacky Wednesday too.  I really want a picture of his DIV.  I'm so excited to see him in 11 days!!! I've been praying for his division so hard.  My son had been wanting to win the DIV competition.  I don't think that he thought that was going to happen .... :(   Are any of your SRs going to Corpsman school in San Antonio after PIR?  Or better yet any from the DFW area?  I could really use some news from 337 if anyone has anything recent. 
Not positive Hilarie, but I believe our sons left together for MEPS.
Oh wow!  Are you going to PIR?  What is your son doing after PIR?
Yes, we'll be there for sure. He's staying at Great Lakes for either ET or FC training.

I've been trying to win trivia tuesdays too, but to no avail, there are some crazies on facebook, but i would love to see a picture of 337 too. I haven't heard from my fiancee since his last letter on wed, and that was a pretty depressing one since thing drama with RDC had just happened. I hope the letter this week is a bit more cheery.

Sara...I'm sure his letter will be better next time.  I think their days are up and down, you know?  My son was nervous about the live fire...hopefully he did well!  I'm going to try the Wacky Wednesday tomorrow, and the Trivia on next Tuesday as well.  Gosh I hope I win it!

My son is in 335 and will be going to San Antonio for corpmans school.  Is your son?


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