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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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Started this discussion. Last reply by Carol(ship09 Division 136) Mar 15, 2011. 2 Replies

Just got son's address and was wondering if any other Mom's have a son or daughter in the same division.  Would like to share information during this time.


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I am a mother of three. Daughters 35 and 33 and now my youngest a son 18 just left on 2/16/11 for basic training. So proud and nervous.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it

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Spoke to soon. Got a letter today

Posted on March 24, 2011 at 1:29pm 2 Comments

The mailman was good to me today..Got the much awaited letter from Zach.  He said he heard he might be going to Texas for his A school instead of staying in Great Lakes.  He said he is sure he will be passing his PT so now its just studying and marching....he is missing his free time a lot...but is anxious to see us in a few weeks...and asked us to send pictures of his car and the house etc...LOL...someone is getting home sick....Glad to hear from him...and he is still the same old Zach

Wish I would get another phone call or letter

Posted on March 24, 2011 at 6:38am 1 Comment

I know when Zach called he said it would be another three weeks before we heard from him again but it seems like forever.  I told him he didn't have to write if he didn't have time to write everyone.  To write to some of the other people writing him and I would hear through them and now I am thinking that was a mistake because I so desperately want to hear something.....can't wait till we get to go and see him....I miss my boy more then I ever thought possible.....

Phone call yesterday at 6 pm

Posted on March 11, 2011 at 6:14am 1 Comment

Son called yesterday evening and it was wonderful hearing his voice for the first time in three weeks.  He said everything is going great...Just has to practice folding...I guess he means his clothes..oh yeah that would be foreign to him...LOL..he said PT isn't that bad because they build you up to it....classes are going great...he misses his free time and he asked if we got his car painted much more ...but a great half hour of conversation....was so great to talk to him.....hard… Continue

Waiting for the call home

Posted on February 28, 2011 at 6:03am 4 Comments

When he called from the airport the first time he left he said I can call again in about three weeks.  Its been 12days and I am still counting the days till I can hear from him again.....Sent so many letters and cards already and still I need to hear from him or at least get a little letter.  The waiting is nerve wracking for sure.

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At 12:09pm on February 26, 2011, gaylemm said…
Hopefully we will get to meet at the M & G Thursday night! I know I can not wait to see my son also!! My Husband and I are bringing my daughter (10) and both of our Moms so I will be busy all weekend! :)
At 11:18am on February 26, 2011, gaylemm said…
I sent 4 letters already and two cards.I don't know either if he's gotten any mail yet. I keep running out to get the mail as soon as he brings..I guess we just have to be patient and wait :) Have a good day!
At 8:53am on February 24, 2011, ZachsSister1992 said…
:)  And yes, I updated this to remove the last name...I also got a form e-mail telling me to do so.  Done!!  There are just about 8,000,000,000,000 Zach's :)
At 11:57am on February 16, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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