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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).  

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**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 is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

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Just got the first "letter" (really a form letter) but was wonderful to see my son's one paragraph handwriting!  Now I have a PIR date so would love to hear from any other mom's, wives, GF's  out their that have loved ones in this division! 

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I spoke to a friend that just went through this and she said it was Monday to Tuesday and she recieved her call around 4:30pm on Tuesday. 

alright thank you (:

 

Are any of you going to the meet and greet at the Ramada? 12/1

We will be there.  We will not get there until about 7:00 though.  Late afternoon flight, then 45 min drive.  We are staying at the Ramada as well. 

 

Planning on being there also, hoping for no flight delays!

We will be staying at the Ramada and will be going to the meet and greet.  See you then.

 

Happy Thanksgiving 04/803 group!  Received 3 calls from my SR today!!!!   Wonderful to talk w/him but makes me miss him all over again!  Only 1 week and we can all be with our "Sailors". He did say BS was next Tuesday so should hear from them Wednesday afternoon.  One week from tonight we can all say hi to each other in person....Can't wait

Hello all!  Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  Got to talk to my SR and skype with him...it was incredible!!

Question:  Is anyone from Myrtle Beach??? If so, would you please send me a message?    I have a question....Thanks!!

This was one of the best Thanksgivings.  We got up at 4:30am and drove to Great Lakes.  When my SR came out of the back room, the emotions were so incredible.  He is so handsome! Lost weight too.  Seeing the smiles on all their faces when they saw their family members made me tear.  To all you moms that weren't able to see their SR,  You just wait!  Their embrace is amazing!  They won't want to let go!  I have to say it was cute when I turned around to the back of the vehicle to show him a picture and his head was tipped forward and eyes shut.  He had a long day.  Can't wait for next week!

Im so happy for you. :O)

Anyone have a Battlestations date for this division?  They should go with 802.  I have a couple of nights in mind for them, but was wondering if anyone got a firm date from their SR.  If so, please private message it to me.  Would love to send a "Message to Group" with the remainder of the BattleStations schedule for this PIR group.  Thanks!

I just saw where one of you posted a BattleStations date for this division here.  Sorry, had to delete it as we cannot post these dates publicly.  It has to be private messaged.

I already show 4 divisions going the night mentioned, but it is possible the some of the other division dates are wrong.  So please private message me if you have a date so we can finalize the schedule.  Thanks!

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