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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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

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**UPDATE 3/07/2022**

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Hello all!  Looking to meet others who have sons/daughters in Ship 11/Div 196.  My son is in this Divisions and I would love to get to know you and share this boot camp experience with you!

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fyi there is also a fbook page for your division

Thanks.  I put in a request to join the FB group, but I am not sure it is a current group.  The pics on there show moms with their Sailors.  Do you know if it is a current group or an old one?

I don't know how much information I will be getting from my SR. His "first line" will be his wife, and she isn't a good communicator. But I am anxious about his adventure. Can't wait to hear about all of your SRs.

Happy Mother's Day

BJA57....if you and her both join the facebook group you will be surprised at the support you both will get and the information you both can get and share.  Encourage her to join if she hasn't.

Hello everyone.  Just 'got approved' and set up my Page.  Looking forward to 'meeting' you here, and 6/28-6/29.  I've made my reservations and now just waiting for that weekend to arrive!

Welcome bensmominca.  Where are you staying for PIR.  I am staying at the Navy Lodge.  We also have a Facebook page, so if you are on Facebook - come check it out!

Hi. I will be at Motel 6.  My plane lands at about 4pm, and I've reserved a car.. I think I can get checked in and ready to go to one of those meet-and-greets by about 6.  Fingers crossed!

We are all planning on meeting at Sarge's meet and greet at the Sundance Saloon. It looks like the time is 5:30 to 9.  Yeah that will be perfect timing for you!  Can't wait to meet you there!!!!

does Sarge's require a reservation?

I believe so.  I have seen people RSVP so he knows how many to expect.  I think we have to wait until the meet and greet shows to the right under events.  That is the only way I think we need to RSVP.  If anyone else knows different, please let us know.  thanks.


I found it.  On the event is an RSVP link.  I'm in!

Has anyone heard a BattleStations date from your SR for 195/196?  One was reported to me, but it seems a little early.  We cannot post them on the pages, but can private message them.  They are brother divisions so will go through together and should be the first group to go through this week. 

Please friend request/private message me the date if you have received one.  Thanks!  I'm keeping a schedule.


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