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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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Anyone else out there with an SR in the same SHIP and DIV?  I would love to hear from you.


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My son is in 350.  How are you holding up?


I am holding up surprisingly well. How about you?  I still have two kids at home to keep me really busy.  I don't think I would be doing so well without being sidetracked.  Where are you guys from?
Have you received a letter yet?  My son sent a note at the bottom of the form letter but no letter yet.  Hopefully soon.  :) 
my son is in ship 11/division 350, too!  Just got his letter yesterday.  It was great to finallly hear from him!  Thank you for starting this discussion group, Mamaof5

My pleasure.  It will be nice to share news and get to know one another.  Where are you guys from?


That is super I am awaiting a letter from my son, same division


I am in Cypress, which is a NW suburb of Houston.  Where are you?
I'm in Corbett Oregon, which is east of Portland by about 20 minutes.  We are a pretty small community. Do you know when they get to start writing letters back.  It was so nice to hear from him on the bottom of the form letter he sent.  I'm anxious to hear about the last 2 weeks.
Hi my son is in this Division. Im also from Texas...I actually live about 15 minutes from you. Im off Grant/249...
They can only write letters on Sundays and this Sunday will be the first opportunity.  I think we can all hope for our first real letters sometime towards the end of next week!  They can receive mail Monday-Saturday.
Ok, thanks.  I just sent off a letter today.  Hopefully he will receive it tuesday or wednesday.  I sent him stamps so there should be no excuses. Lol.
I am from NJ.  Just got my form letter from my son - he sounds positive, which is good.  I sent my first 3 letters right away - I hope he rights back soon.  :)


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