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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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USS Winston Churchill DDG 81


USS Winston Churchill DDG 81

Son recently deployed on WC and I need folks to talk to about how fast "boys/sons" turn in to men and "girls" turn in to women. Also would like to just hear form others who have sons/daughters on the WC.

Members: 19
Latest Activity: May 17, 2020

Discussion Forum

Tiger Cruise

Started by h057314 Aug 6, 2014. 0 Replies

Does anyone have information about the upcoming Tiger Cruise for the WC?Continue

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Comment by Pat (MP) on March 29, 2018 at 5:40pm

Greetings, I’m new to the Churchill group. My son-in-law joined the ship back in October after being in Bahrain for a year.

Comment by chrismom on May 28, 2015 at 3:54pm

Hi everyone. My son just got to the ship yesterday morning  this is his first deployment.

Comment by Navymom21 on August 3, 2014 at 9:30am

Hello....I am new to this group as my son will be joining the ship.

Comment by Jess on October 2, 2012 at 8:21pm

just wanted to stop in and say hello to you all

Comment by Colleen in PA on July 18, 2012 at 11:38am

My sailor (future sil) is also on his 2nd deployment.  Joined it mid deployment in 2010 and leaving this one early as it will be his time to transfer to another ship. My son is on the Enterprise currently deployed so I too pray for all our children and all our military.



Comment by Joe's mom on July 16, 2012 at 10:11pm

My son is on his 2nd deployment with the churchill, just reenlissted for another 4 years.   I am a little nervous today after hearing about the incident with the rappahannock on monday.   I pray for our childrens safety....

Comment by Colleen in PA on June 27, 2012 at 2:30pm

I think their first deployment would be the hardest. Not knowing what to expect, learning your way around the ship, having to make friends....  At least Destroyers aren't too big. like carriers!

Comment by Veronica (Ariel's Mom) on June 26, 2012 at 8:55am

I heard from my daughter Via her cell phone last Friday. They were close enough to shore for her to get a signal. Colleen in PA, you were right. She is doing much better and making some friends. As long as she is ok, I will be ok. It just breaks my heart when she was crying to me and there was nothing that I could do to make her feel better. I just got an email from her yesterday letting me know that they finally set up her email account. That makes me feel better just knowing that I will hear from her every few days if possible. :) I hope you all are doing well and hear from your sailors as well.

Comment by ptopping on June 24, 2012 at 7:12pm

This my son's second deployment with the Churchill. He was ready to go and I know he appreciates all the good wishes from everyone.

Comment by Veronica (Ariel's Mom) on June 21, 2012 at 1:07pm

No This is her first deployment. My son was a Marines and deployed 2 times to Iraq when things were really bad. But this is the first time for me going through this with the Navy. So neither one of us knows what to expect. 


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