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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.
**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).
**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED. Vaccinations still required.
**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021
Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass isno longer needed to drive on to base for parking.
Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.
OMG...thank you for figuring this out!!! I didn't realize that Aj's Keeper was 328....or did I...LOL!!!! I can't keep it straight! I just made a reservation at the Ramada Inn for the graduation weekend. They do a RTC family Meet & Greet the evening before graduation....they have an indoor pool....they have wireless internet & cable tv....they have complimentary continental breakfast. You can reserve the room...won't get charged until you stay...if you need to cancel must do by 4pm on the day of check-in!
Good job!! I will be staying at the Ramada too. Can't wait to meet you which is only secondary to seeing my kiddo.
Having our own group makes it easier, don't you think?
I'm writing a letter so talk more soon.
I will be renting a car as well but, I heard that it is better to take the shuttle and avoid confusion and delay at the gate. My daughter will be driving to GL with her Dad and Grandparents on Thursday but, she just found out that they are leaving Sunday morning. She was very upset! So, now she will return with me and my sister. I thought I read that they have liberty all day on Sunday...I am hoping to get a plane reservation for Sunday evening. It will make Monday tough at work but, I want to spend as much time as possible with Paul!!!
I made a back up reservation....did some research, and talked to a few veteran Moms. The Ramada has a reputation for being run down. I heard you can go to the M&G even if you aren't staying there. You can arrange the shuttle at all of the hotels...$3 - $5 per person. I recently stayed at a SpringHill Suites in Virginia and found it very nice. The one near the Base gets great reviews for PIR, and with the PIR discount it is only $10 more per night. I haven't decided for sure...but, nothing lost by booking both...no charge if you cancel by 4pm date of check-in! No matter where we all stay we will meet each other!! :)
I am so excited that I have off tomorrow...what a bonus!!!
That's where we are staying had great reviews on tripadvisor. If I remember correctly it was 2 queen beds and the sofa pulls out into a bed. I called and booked and I think it might have been $109. I don't remember off the top of my head. I keep wondering if hotels on the west coast just generally cost more. We live close to the Oregon Coast and if you pay less than $125 for a basic room, you are living on the edge. A suite in the summer is easy $200 + a night. I was surprised to see people getting decent rooms for well under $100.