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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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Hey PIR 2-11-11,

I am making ribbons for anyone who wants them. Some of you have requested information from me and I have tried to email or message each of you personally. You can send supplies or some of the ladies are sending money orders. The ribbons will be a Navy ribbon with a gold/yellow smaller ribbon down the middle and then it will have the PIR date and first name of your sailor. I am making them for $3/each. Then I am asking for extra to ship them back in a flat rate box which is $4.95. Make sure you include your address and contact information so I can send them back to you.

My personal email address if you need to reach me after work hours is My mailing address is listed below. I will put this all in a discussion just incase some of you miss it!

I can’t wait to make these and it will keep me busy for a couple weeks too!!!

Thanks again and can’t wait to meet you!

My Address:

Warwick Construction

Attn: April Desroches

365 FM 1959

Houston, TX 77034

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Can you post a picture of one, when you start?

Do you have a pic of these? I'm trying to decide if I'm going to do one of these...

Here is a picture of the ribbon...hope you like it!

Nice! Do you have a paypal address I could send money to for an order?

I do not have a paypal but I can send you a private message and give you certain information if you are interested. Just a minute...I need You to approve me as a friend so I can private message you! Thanks

Okie dokie, just accepted your friend request. I was hoping to not have to go out and get a money order, the roads have been kind of yucky around here. :P Oh well!
Is it too late to order some ribbons for my SR?  I leave AZ on the 8th - give me all the details of how I pay you and etc. Thanks for the info.
Got my ribbons and they are just perfect!  Love them - thanks so much for making them for me!
No problem...I am glad you like them. It was a pleasure being able to make them for you.
Hi, my name is Rachel Sullivan, I just saw your discussion on N4M's. I sent you a message to your personal account as well, but I wanted to make sure you could get as soon as possible.. I am definitely interested in getting 4 ribbons from you. Does it matter what ship and division my sailor is in? So just let me know what information you need from me and who I make the check out to and all that. Also, do you think I will have enough time to receive them? I live in Massachusetts and the grad date is Feb. 11th so I would need them by the 9th...? Let me know as soon as you can, so I can send you a check ASAP! Thank you.


It is nice of you making this ribbon.   Are you going to the PIR on 2/11?  If so, may I get one from you? 





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