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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.


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Hello, Just spoke to my fiancee's recruiter and found out her address. Any other significant other'r, moms, or dads have SR's in this Div?

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Just sent out my first few letters! So excited, hope 016 can receive all their mail soon!
my daughter's recruiter didn't give me the full address so I am still waiting for the form letter...I am hopeing it comes this week...

Well it would be the same as my fiance's address with the only difference being the name. So it would be ; SR Doe, Jane

Ship 09, Div 016

3415 Sailor Drive

Great Lakes, IL 60088-3515


ty so much ...I can now mail all of her letters and she has many waiting to go out from me her dad and all her brothers and sisters you have made me a very happy mom :)

My daughter is also in this group...Whoo Hooo! I can finally find out some real info now..LOL! My daughter left from San Antonio on the 5th of oct...anyone else? and if she left that day then will her graduation be 12/02/11? I haven't received the form letter yet just "the box"!

No... What RTC ?? How do I get to that?


My daughter is in this division, too!  Haven't received "the letter".  What is the PIR date for this Division?
I got the letter today!!! Yippy! Maja it should be the 2nd of Dec as well! My daughter said she wanted to quit the first day but it was just a joke!!! Lol!! She also said that there is alot of cool people there that make her laugh everyday! Im just glad to know she's laughing some and has a smile on her face! I miss her sooo much!

My son is in this group! Just got my letter today, booking hotels & flights asap....I can't wait! Yayyyyy

Hey y'all!! My son is in this division too.  :)  I have a blog going on here too.  I love this site!!!  We are from New Orleans.  How are y'all doing? ~hugs to everyone~smile~
This week is the week that all of our SR's will be able to read all the mail we've been sending them!! Be sure to make letters supportive and loving. Let them know how proud we are of everything they're doing.
My son is in this group.  To feel closer to what his view of life at GLTC is, I check the weather site for that area every day. Its not the same as getting that first letter we're waiting for but its something.


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