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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. 

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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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Hopefully I am creating a discussion correct.  Is anyone elses son/daughter in this division?  Let's keep in touch.

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Leaving out tomorrow night.
Been looking forward to this trip since we dropped my boyfriend off at his recruiters!
Hope everyone has a safe trip!
Anyone know of a good place for dinner to take our new sailors
I dont know if i told you but i think andy and mat are friends so i hope we get to meet
where are you staying we are leaving in the morning

no sorry... i dont even know where we are going to take my SR.... i dont know what really will happen its sort of a free fall experience.... just going with the flow lol


My SR said he wants pizza when we get him. I have no idea where to take him though.
He's so excited to get to see us
i am just going where ever my SR wants to go  I thing he will like pizza our high school has a wonderful lunch bar really several of them one being a pizza bar and i think 90% of the time he ate pizza for lunch for the last 4 years so he is probaly in pizza withdrawal by now. that and the need for sweet tea which i am going to bring him. Baby girl be safe tomorrow we will be leaving wed. night    To all have a good and safe trip

Mine said the missed McDonalds.  I thought that was funny.  He worked there for six months before he went in and back then he told me he was getting a little bit tired of it.  Leaning toward pizza or he might want a steak.


You be safe too.
10-11 hour ride from where I am. But it's so worth it!

We are flying in on Thursday afternoon... Have a safe trip everyone.


Does anyone know when they will update the Honor Grads page it still has last weeks SRs
we are leaving tomorrow night about 12.00 we have a 12 to 15 hour drive will be wait ing on calls tomorrow we hope be careful on your trips hope to see you thursday night   we are staying at the laquinta inn but will be at meet and greet     prayers tonight and for safe travel


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