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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.
**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed. Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.
**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).
Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.
**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED - Vaccinations still required
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021
Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass isno longer needed to drive on to base for parking.
Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.
I am a stay at home Mom. Originally from Ohio, moved to Arizona in 2002. My Oldest daughter just recently left for BC on 11/22/11. My second oldest daughter is joining Military in 2013, just not sure what branch as of yet. My son is interested in Military as well but have a few years. It has been a very difficult time with my oldest leaving but know she is in good hands & I couldn't be more proud of her & all our present & future Military Men & Women.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
In the NROTC program
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
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Brandy, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish that words could take away your pain. I know you all have a beautiful angel watching over you and I know you will feel her with you always. My heart goes out to you and your family. I will keep you all in my prayers. My daughter's husband/Sailor also lost his sister in a tragic car accident the night before battlestations. It has been very hard but he and my daughter/Sailor are taking it one day at a time. I am sharing this with you because our Sailors all watch out for each other. If your Sailor ever needs another sailor to talk to who has been through this please let me know. I know my Sailors would be more than happy to help in any way they can. And if you ever need someone to talk to or anything at all please let me know. I am happy to help in any way I can. God bless you and your family all and watch over you all, Lora
Hi Brandy, Although I've never "met you" my son graduated on 1/27 also. I was SO saddened to hear about your accident, and I have said MANY prayers for YOU & your family! Only GOD knows why he chooses special "Angels" to join him, when we haven't quite finished with them. But from reading your posts, I can tell you have FAITH that he chose wisely, when calling your BEAUTIFUL daughter home! Your strength has been an insperation to ALL of us! I do hope you have a fast & full recovery! It is a LONG road! One I went down myself only 3 short years ago. I have learned though, even though we don't know it at the time, EVERYTHING DOES happen for a reason. I wish I was in AZ to put my arms around you, and give you a hug as you say good-bye (only temporarily) to your BEAUTIFUL Karley! GOD bless You & your family during this difficult time. You have touched MANY of us on this site, and you have made friends that will ALWAYS have you in their prayers. I KNOW we're not supposed to put our personal stuff on here, but PLEASE feel free to email me ANYTIME you need a friend! connie32269@yahoo Take care Brandy, MANY of us LOVE you!
Just dropping by to check on you. Have not heard from you lately, We are down to the two week countdown! well, i'll be leaving for GL in two weeks, I want to make sure I don't get hung up in delays. I am getting so excited!!! Did you order ribbons?
So glad you got a letter. I have not gotten a letter yet, did get a 15-20 minute call on 12/2/11, but that was their first actual day of training so she still sounded pretty positive. My imagination is driving me mad wondering how things are now that they are full blast into training mode. Hopefully I will get a letter this week, I have sent tons, so should have plenty of reading time. Like your daughter, she told me the food was good, and she loves to eat! I ask her if she was cold and she said that they had to wear so much gear that she never got cold. Keep me posted if you learn anything else about their daily life, and I'll do the same... see you in January :)
Thank you for the information. I am working to see if I can get some overtime to help pay for the trip. I was wondering if you knew anything about the train and subways there. I have no problem using public transportation, lol. I went without a vehicle for many years even with my Active duty and single and 3 children. I always find a way.