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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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Hey guys,

I am starting to design the USS Reuben James Ship-2 challenge coin.  

I need some current info on the 900's division so I can bring it all together. Are the 900's still considered/called triple threat? ..drill with rifle..flag     What is some other info I should know about the 900 division.  What is something that a sailor can link the 900 division to RTC Great Lakes?

Do you have any cool pictures or graphics for the various 900 sections (band, flags, drill)?  I need to come up with some designs that would look cool.    

The other coins were easy since it deals strictly with boot camp.  The 900's division are a little different and I want to get the coin correct for the sailors...

Thanks again,


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Just know that it was her picture is enough to make us all so proud. Thank you so much Craig. This has been a shining star in a pretty bad week so we really appreciate it. Thanks again, You Rock!!!!

Did you ever get the coin DEVELOPED? My SR is in division 941 and I caught them (he is in the honor guard)in a parade in south Chicago this past weekend. Really a treat to see and talk and hug my son 2 weeks before PIR! Have some pics of the 941 honor guard group.

cincy - Sorry, I haven't.  I have be just sooo busy at work.  This coin is actually the hardest.  Just so much stuff with it.  I have to always have the sailors mind at heart.  I have to make it perfect for them.  I know 20 years from now when they show their own child their coin collection, I want the child to say "Wow, that's cool".

I'm hoping I will have something done soon. 

For the group that just graduated, ship 02 div 941, they were staff. They were the side boys, body snatchers, etc.


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