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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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Posted on July 25, 2013 at 10:37am 32 Comments

My oldest son (19) left yesterday for BC in Illinois.  I am a wreck.  Did nothing but cry yesterday.

I have another son age 17 who has one more year in Tech School.  Please can someone put my

mind at ease about what goes on there.  I here many diff things.  I sometimes don't think I will

be able to do this waiting without crying everyday.  I am very proud of him, believe me.  His dad

passed away in 2011 and I know he misses him very much and would have loved for…


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At 12:35pm on November 7, 2013, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

P.S. going green means duty on land and going blue in on water...

At 12:34pm on November 7, 2013, ⚓ darsatm ⚓ said…

I don't know if this will help or if this is what u were looking for but I found this out about Riveruin :

At 8:02pm on November 6, 2013, ZWB/Kathy said…
Hello there...hope everything is going well. I wanted to share with you a Facebook page called Connecticut Navy Moms. There are 3 of us on there from Wallingford. There are only 14 members so far. Check it out....
At 9:03am on August 25, 2013, ZWB/Kathy said…
I sent you a friend request. Our boys left together to start this journey. I guess they played little league together years ago. It seems they are in"brother" divisions.
At 10:29am on August 14, 2013, ChristinaMarie (Ship 14/Div 298) said…

Just checking on you and hope you are doing ok!  :) It looks like our sons have the same PIR, just not the same Division.  I have not heard from him at all yet but I am anxiously waiting for a letter or a call.  Have you heard anything yet??

At 12:21am on August 14, 2013, pmass5958 said…

i was beginning to think that no one on here was associated with ship 13 div 363. everyone was close to those numbers but not the same although i notice there is a lot of div with same pir date.

At 11:45am on July 30, 2013, NAVYmommadukes said…

Hey Bird Mom...i can relate...i have 6 days till my son leaves for boot camp and I am trying to be very strong...the good thing is that his best friend left to boot camp July 11 and he just called his mom this Saturday and said he was doing fine and that he likes that was encouraging...stay strong...he will be fine...but as for missing him...i know i will miss my son very much especially because we have always been so close...keep us posted...

At 10:14pm on July 28, 2013, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined MAA Moms; Master at Arms is a rating very dear to my heart since my Sailor is an MA. Join San Antonio MA's; the discussion, Break down week by week, will let you know what happens at NTTC Lackland (San Antonio). Other groups to check out are New MAA Mom's (it has not been very active, but is picking up lately) and Security Sailors (it is not as active and includes loved ones of Sailors from other ratings as well). The Rating Information Card for MA can be found at Your Sailor will most likely fly out to "A" School the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) to help you know how to plan your weekend.

At 10:39am on July 26, 2013, ChristinaMarie (Ship 14/Div 298) said…

Hi Deb!  Yes we should definitely keep in touch through this whole process and lean on eachother for support through the tears... I am having a very hard time as well and it probably will not get much easier.  I am happy to hear you received your "scripted" call from your son and know he is there.  My son leaves Sunday for his recruiters office, then to the hotel and he will Swear In Monday morning (which I will be attending).  Then he will be gone and I will be crying my eyes out!  He is in for 3 years (I believe) but he is hoping for a Special Warfare contract and that will probably require him to stay in longer - but I am not sure how it all works.  This is what he has wanted since he was little.  I saw on one of your posts that your sons father had passed away?  My sons father passed away also.  My son was only 6 (and his little brother was 4) when he lost his dad and it hasn't been easy but he is a great young man and his dad would be so proud of him!  I am sure your son knows that as well and knows his dad is with him every step of the way.  I am here for you!!  :)

At 10:42am on July 25, 2013, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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!

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Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video and this Survival Guide for NavyForMoms Newbies that was created by one of our members.

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



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