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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 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).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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Ladies, I ready on another thread/group about a great idea of how we can all spot each other at PIR.  Other groups did something like all wearing the same colored scarf.  I think it would be a great idea to come up with something like that (or even that exact idea) so that when we look out over the hall at PIR we can see all the ladies that we are chatting with here and becoming friends with! 

What do you think?  Suggestions? 

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That's a great idea!  I'm open to any color!
I'm replying to the first reply on this thread so it will be at the top & hopefully everyone will see it.

Reposting the link to the scarf that has been suggested we all buy and wear to PIR to not only show our support for our SR's but also for each other.

Ladies....  Just a suggestion.  I found where there is a scarf that has the N for Navy on it.  This is from the Gift Shop for USNA (US Naval Academy)  .  Go to;...
This way we would all be alike and we are supporting our children by showing their colors and their branch.  What do you think of this one?

Please let me know if this is what we will be wearing. I will order mine today:) Thanks so much.

Pretty sure most people have already ordered.  I'll be ordering mine today :)
yes, I've ordered mine!
I can't get the link to work. All I get is cannot load form.. I really want to order the same thing as everyone else.
Thank you Debi - Just ordered mine..

I am getting ribbons, dark navy blue with my SR's last name on it with his Div on it for me, my daughters and my dh if he comes.

So you will see me!


Dawn in MI

Me, too!  Order mine yesterday.  Mine will have a flag on them rather than the anchor in honor of all the military veterans in my family and of course, our newest member of our military family, my SR.

That's a good idea...I also thought about wearing name tags that say our screen name and N4M?
I love this idea.. Will wear whatever color or what we moms come up with..


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