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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)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

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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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Just wanted to let you know I got my ribbon a few days ago- thanks! It looks great!!
April, I have tried to reach you using the email address posted above, but got a failure notice. Please email me at Thanks!
I sent you an email...please read and get back to me ASAP! Thanks,
hello i just joined and would like 2 ribbons is it too late for some our graduation is feb 11 how much would it be and how would i pay for it? they look great thanks so much
I just friend requested you as a friend and need you to accept so i can send you a private message to tell you about the ribbons. thanks,
Just joined and saw info about ribbons for our sailors that you are making.  My son is graduation is Feb 11. Is it to late to order?

let me know



very very nice work... :) I would really like to order from you, do i send a personal message with all the information , or would you prefer I just mail the check and info in one?


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