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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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Any one with loved ones in this division yet? My daughter left Dec 12th. I haven't received a letter yet from her, but I was able to get the Information from the recruiter. 

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My son is. I got his form letter 2 days before xmas. He wrote a note on the back of the form letter. The facebook page posted a photo of this division on xmas day!! It was such a relief to see my Son looking healthy & strong.

Oh, Thank you for the up date. Like I said I still haven't received a letter from her. I think it was taken out of my mail  box. What is the FB page so I can link to it. I didn't even know they had a FB page, how did you find it.

If you haven't seen the photo let me know ill send you a link.

here u go


My nephew is in this Div.  His form letter came yesterday (12/27) with a short note that sounded upbeat.  And, yes, it was good to see a picture of him. 

isn't the picture the xmas gift we could have ever gotten? :)

I uploaded the photo on here so u can see it. Search facebook for U. S. Navy recruit training command. They give tons of updates and answer tons of questions. Just read thru all the hundreds of posts. There are also forums there on the left side of the screen click on forums...I started one for our ship/division. There are only a couple other people I've found with the same division.

Thank you for getting back to me. it's been so hard waiting for information that every nugget is worth gold to me.

Hi, my daughter is ship 03 div 071 also, I will check out your facebook forum, no letter yet from her other than the 5 minute note sent with her box, I was so excited to find this site and be able to connect with other moms going thru this too!
This site is the mother load.
I know how u feel. We are all in the same boat. What state r u in? I wonder why you haven't gotten your form letter yet.
Did u want me to fax u the info from mine?

I'm in California, I found out yesterday that my neighbors have had mail stolen from their mail boxes in the last month. so I think it might have happened to me also. My fax is very temperamental, so I don't all ways get me faxes. Is there any way you can scan it and email it to me? my email is

Hi there!  What part of California are you from?  I am here too!  Antelope Valley.  I am flying up to see my son, and then he is going to Florida.  BTW - my name is Jil.  I never got a form letter either.  Did you finally get one?  Can you email it to me if you have?  my email is  I would really appreciate it!


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