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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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PIR 5/07/2010

For Everyone with someone graduating boot camp 5/7/10. Share and Discuss.

Members: 66
Latest Activity: Jul 26, 2011

Congrats Everyone

Discussion Forum

Are there any Moms of new Sailors heading for Master of Arms A school?

Started by mvpmom. Last reply by mvpmom May 21, 2010. 6 Replies

I've heard that more graduates from ship 12 are heading to Texas and I would love to hear from you. So far I've heard they will leave on May12th. Continue

Ship 012 Div 182

Started by lorraineld. Last reply by JetPatch May 11, 2010. 121 Replies

Any one have a child in this unit?

Ship 12 Div 181

Started by SAFutureFC~ship 12, div 181~. Last reply by txwyfan May 6, 2010. 28 Replies

I didnt see a group for DIV 181 so i thought i would start one. My Fiancee is in this Division. If anyone has any questions about boot, feel free to ask, I graduated Nov '09.Continue

Medical Discharge

Started by AlyciasMom. Last reply by AlyciasMom May 3, 2010. 6 Replies

Is anyone familiar with this subject? My daughter fractured her femur and dislocated her hip. This injury required surgery and she now has 3 pins in her leg/hip. I am just wondering about this. It…Continue

Comment Wall


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Comment by Libby(CJs Mom) on July 26, 2011 at 3:07pm

Wow - has it been 16 months already?  Our son is leaving this week on his first deployment.  We are proud, but anxious - eight months seems like such a long time!


Through the work-up cycle he has found he likes his Navy job and the people he works with.  We are looking forward to getting him back next year and hearing all the stories he is allowed to tell about where he has gone and what he has done. 

Comment by lorraineld on July 11, 2011 at 2:53pm
My daughter is just completing C school in San Diego.  She has another month of opps to go.  She is expecting orders at any time.
Comment by mvpmom on June 13, 2010 at 4:57pm
Libby, that's funny, your Son sound's like the hulk. I have that same problem since my Son left exept mine is NOT muscle.

Just found out we are bringing back my Son from Texas the day after graduation! Then off he goes to Guam! I wonder if we can visit there? Not the choice but as he reminder me" I go were they tell me to go" Are any Mom's wondering why that did'nt work so good for us?lol
Comment by CorinneL on June 10, 2010 at 6:31pm
Our son's classes finally started this week in Pensacola. He's been meeting new people from all 4 branches of the military. He's been to the beach once - but not since there's been oil spotted there - maybe this weekend he'll get out there again. I think he's enjoying his new found freedom - he sounds more like his old self on the phone. I'm so glad he's settling in and liking it so much.
Comment by Libby(CJs Mom) on June 9, 2010 at 3:16pm
Our son couldn't grow a mustache if his life depended on it! Glad that isn't "the thing" at his school.

He also has put on some muscle during his three months or so in the Navy. Almost all of his civilian shirts we sent up don't fit! He says the seams on his t-shirts are a good 2 inches up his shoulders now.

He got a 98 on his first test and was working last night on preparing his first mock briefing. Once class finally started, they didn't waste any time getting them moving.
Comment by mvpmom on June 8, 2010 at 1:57pm
Mom2sailorsx3 you are so funny! I can't believe he won't get to be with the guys. That stinks! You have a great sence of humor I hope your Sailors appreciate that.You are in my thoughts as you do this for the third time.

Cassandra first thanks for sharing your youtube with us. My Son was in front of your Sailor so I sent it to family and they were able to see him up close. That was a great video and I loved the Washington shout outs. Yes those boys seem to be staying in touch as they should, they had to be close after all they went through.My Son's roommate is from 183 and they seem to be enjoying everyday. The had their fist off base liberty and went to SeaWorld with those silly mustaches and have tshirts that say Respect the Stach or somthing. I'm glad they are having some fun with their work and adding a few pounds as well. Good pounds. I thought I remember you two set a date? I'm glad you got to stay and meet more people and spend time with James. What will he be doing? How are you doing with being apart? We should hear this week where our group is going.
Comment by Cassandra Rose on June 8, 2010 at 12:48am
mvpmom I saw your son's facebook while James (my sailor) was talking to him on there. So funny that a lot of the guys from the division are now sporting the mustaches... guess they're exercising what little more facial hair freedom they had than while at boot! haha. Anyways, I visited James for an extra week after PIR and got a chance to meet too many guys from the division to count- the Great Lakes clan are still all meeting up and staying in touch it sounds like.

mom2sailors- how awesome to get to go to Fleet Week! What is the peanut man? I cannot believe you are doing this all over again... you are super woman haha
Comment by RobinM on June 7, 2010 at 1:10pm
My son is doing very well at his A school as well. Passing his tests with flying colors and enjoying all that he is learning. He's a Seabee, so been chatting with those moms on here as well. Just so nice to have such a great support network. It's great that he has his phone and we can talk often! That makes the time away not seem so bad...just to hear his voice. All my good luck and prayers to all your sons and daughters!!
Comment by Libby(CJs Mom) on June 7, 2010 at 12:21pm
The phone calls are great, aren't they? We joke that while CJ was on hold he sometimes got so bored he would call his parents!

He's learning the good and bad of being away. Good in that on Memorial day he went swimming at the beach (Dam Neck has its own beach - nice) and watched a couple of dolphins playing in the surf a hundred yards or so away from him. Very cool thing for a midwestern kid like him. Bad in that no one has any pets - they sometimes go to the PetLand at the mall in Virginia Beach to play with the puppies.

They finally started class last week. He really likes the group he is with and hopes they can all stay together throughout the entire course (most classes lose a few along the way, I understand). The first test was early this morning.

Its good to hear the stories from beyond bootcamp - keep 'em coming!
Comment by mvpmom on June 3, 2010 at 11:23pm
Hi old Mom so good to hear from you! I'm so glad Rusty is enjoying his days and freedom. I never appreciated phone calls so My Son really likes his roommate and all the weapon use at his school. Also coming from rainy beautiful Washington he is loving the sun. Last night he sent me a video cell phone message while watching the tornados. We go to Texas for that graduation July 2! Hope to talk again.

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