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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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My 19 yr old son Tony is in this ship--going for navy Corpsman Fleet marine

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Guys I think this is worse than waiting to give birth! Seriously!
We have Sailors! Congrats to all
Congratulations everyone......I am so glad that is over with. Can't wait to see you all, okay I can go pack now.
You all have been the best I don't think I could have done this without you........
I agree LJ It has been a roller coaster ride from the start. I hope we all meet I am bad on names but I will try to remember! LOL
It was a great pleasure to meet you all finally...Cheyanna, I am sorry we did not get to meet, but I met Brent Sunday night while we were there at the base waiting with Josh to go back....Which again was hard saying goodbye again. Guess that's something I need to get used to. He will be in GL until Oct. He has made alot of great friends there that I hope he keeps forever. Moe, was great to meet you and sorry I did not get to meet Tony I know he is a great man....Cheryl, was glad we got to meet even though it was brief, your Josh is a handsome man. And Cathy, I was glad to get to know you and I did get to meet Toledo while they were going back to get there stuff on Fri. I know you all are as proud of your guys as I am..we need to keep in touch so I know how your boys are doing. Thanks again for getting me through this!!!!!
WOW what a great weekend we all had w/ our sailors!! I truely hope all of you had a wonderful time w/ your boys/girls!!! I'm very sorry I didn't get to meet most of you ladies!! .........Judy it was great to meet you and your Josh, he looked very handsome in his sailor suit too!!...I did get to see Toledo in the car one day!! We where picking Josh up and he said there goes Toledo and they waved!! lol It has been so nice to have you ladies to talk to and go through the ups and downs of this step in life for our sailors...THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE!! I truely wish and hope the best for all of you and yours!! I know we all are very proud of them and they will do great!! GOOD LUCK!!! Please keep in touch and let us all know what they are doing!! God Bless to all!!!
I am so glad we all had a great weekend with our SAILORS! I met so many and not sure who is who... LOL my son showed me everyone in the group Picture I know my son is the only one who had his glasses on. He forgot to remove them he said! LOL Thank you everyone, and nice meeting Judy and Moe.... I hope we all stay in touch and share our kids adventures as they make their own life............ My son said he will miss alot of his Division but he said one day they hope to cross paths again. We are blessed to have such a wonderfull group of kids... God Bless to All, and I will keep my prayers to Div 168 .
WHERE ARE YOU GUYS AT??? Miss you all! (((((HUGS))))
Cathryn, I am here just not been on much this week. I have talked to Josh everynight this week, he is on hold in Great Lakes waiting for his class to start. Glad to see Toledo is liking Pensacola....Hugs to you.
omg! I talk to my son today Moe and he got his verbal orders, HE IS SO EXCITED! It is amazing! He is going to Hawaii ..... That is a trip i have to save for! LOL
WOW! So, when will you see him????
Hi ladies, I haven't been on in soooo long just wanted to see how everyone is doing!! Josh is home right now and I'm loving it!! He leaves on the 18th for San Diego--USS Carl Vinson...He is very excited! Hope all is well with everyone and that all our sailors are doing good and getting the orders they to all soon!! Cheryl/Josh's mom


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