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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).  


RTC Graduation

**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 date 7/30/2010

Anyone else have this date as PIR.

Members: 75
Latest Activity: Oct 16, 2011

Discussion Forum

member new to sight

Started by dezi10256. Last reply by sara Oct 16, 2011. 18 Replies

hi all   My son is on ship 10 division 265  PIR  07/30/10. Trying to contact anyone who has son or daughter in this division or PIR date to see if they have heard any news as to how division is…Continue

Info on Div 937?

Started by BeautifulStranger. Last reply by BeautifulStranger Jul 28, 2010. 23 Replies

My sailor is in Div 937. Does anyone have info? I keep hearing Grad and Go. Any info will put me at some ease.

Ship 10 Div 256 BS

Started by Mickie. Last reply by Aliott1200 (Ship 10, Div 256) Jul 28, 2010. 24 Replies

Has anyone got the I'm a Sailor call from  Ship 10 Div. 256  yet?   I know they were to have BS on Mon-and Tues. 

Info for Graduation Day

Started by shapidr. Last reply by Mickie Jul 26, 2010. 13 Replies

Hi All,I've been through this recently with my younger son and I have a few tips re: graduation day that I wish someone had passed along to me! This time around with my older son I plan to be a…Continue

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of PIR date 7/30/2010 to add comments!

Comment by Jaz04 on August 11, 2010 at 8:23am
So glad to hear from my sailor last night. He received his package with his phone. It was great to hear what is coming up next for him.
Comment by Vic28(Former Ship 10 Div 254) on August 10, 2010 at 9:56pm
Sorry I was MIA..... Bad Navy Mom!!!!
Just Posted some PIR Pics... I have a ton more so if you see any eyeballs you regognize, let me know.. maybe I have one of yours..
Ship 10 DIV 254
Comment by SusanH81 (Ship 10 Div 255) on August 8, 2010 at 4:48pm
Thought I'd passed this on, but apparently not. We stayed at the Residence Inn near Guernee/Lake Forest in Mettawa. It was great! Very clean, no smoking anywhere on the premises, close to Libertyville and close to base. I'd recommend it, absolutely!
Comment by Ellen on August 7, 2010 at 5:24pm
The PIR on 7/30 was wonderful! My son was one of the side boys from Div 937 (honor division) so they were never in formation on the drill hall floor. But it was truly amazing! I'm sorry to hear that a lot of families had less than satisfactory accomodations. We stayed at the Springhill Suites in Gurnee and were very satisfied. It was clean, the rooms (suites, actually) were spacious and the desk personnel were very accomodating. We're staying there again in Oct. when we go visit our son at A school. I would definitly recommend it!!
Comment by Momce on August 5, 2010 at 11:10pm
WolfGrrl, Thank you for posting all the wonderful "moments" with your daughter. The time spent with our sailors was "short" and we all were "boo-hoo'ing" as we said our goodbyes,( that's what moms - and families - do). Every second was precious and just "being together" and "looking at our sailors" was everything ! One of "many" special moments for me, was when my son was listening to his favorite music and eating a candy bar and he looked over to me and said, "Mom, I'm in heaven" and I smile and replied, "me, too." Another moment of great pride and joy was when we were at the Hard Rock Cafe seated at our table and a woman came over and touched my son's arm and said, "thank you for serving our country" eyes filled to the brim with tears...what a profound moment for all of us, the reality hit. Wishing all the best to your sailor and keeping the love and prayers going for all. MomceShip12/Div259
Comment by Momce on August 5, 2010 at 7:14pm
Hitomi, I did see you too,... and yes, I was sitting next to my daughter, (my husband was sitting in Div. 260 seating, about two rows back from us as he thought he would be able to take better photos from there). Darn, that we "both" didn't say something to each other. However, I'm so glad you were there to enjoy this special time. The new photo you posted is adorable, you're a "cutie". Again, many thanks for your postings and I wish you and your "sailor" much happiness. Momce
Comment by SOBE,PIR 6/4/10 IT Mom, Italy on August 4, 2010 at 1:02pm
My son still talks (via Facebook) with his Division members, he says that those who become your shipmates in bc are your shipmates for life - I like that! They even created a Facebook profile for their Division number (201).

Glad you all enjoyed yourselves. We are all grateful for the sailors you have raised and are just as proud of them as you are!

If you have time, please "pay it forward" to the PIR groups behind you, especially the ones who have just started this whole process - they need to know that there really is a light at the end of this long tunnel we call boot camp!
Comment by ilovelucy on August 4, 2010 at 6:35am
Sara, that is great about your son!! I too think that my son made some good friends at boot camp.
Comment by sara on August 4, 2010 at 12:36am
Hello, I made it home. Had a wonderful time this weekend! Kyle is going to Washington DC to be an honor guard. I am so pleased. He made good friends at boot camp. He leaves Wed. Everything worked out great for us. We really just stayed at my room at the Marriot and talked and swam. I was a mess when I left. It will be at least another 2 months of training. I was happy to meet all of you I did. Hope we all can stay in touch. Go ship 10 div 253! Talk to you all later. Sara
Comment by Momce on August 3, 2010 at 7:38pm
hitomi, Yes, I have short blonde hair and was wearing a black and white, sleeveless dress,...I wish we would have met, ..I have to say, I don't think I would have recognized you from your posted photo, lol very cute "kissy" face girl you are, however, at least you have a photo posted. I'm not so computer savvy, still learning, hope to post photos from PIR when I figure it out. All the best to you and your sailor. Momce Ship12/Div259

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