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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 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.


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**UPDATE 3/07/2022**

Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.


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 is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

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restriction and Captain's Mast

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chipmunk Jan 20. 7 Replies

I have a grandson stationed in Norfolk. He was hit by a car almost a year ago, on base, while he was riding his bicycle to work. He had to have surgery on his ankle which was shattered. He had metal…Continue


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JJC54 replied to JJC54's discussion 'restriction and Captain's Mast'
"Thanks for your support. I really don't understand why any of this had to happen...I suppose it was the luck of the draw. His first CO was much more accommodating but was promoted and another one stepped in and this is where the true lack of…"
Jan 18
JJC54 replied to JJC54's discussion 'restriction and Captain's Mast'
"Thank you so much...yes, he will have additional surgery and did have some PT but when he was scheduled for the yearly fitness test the doctor asked that he be allowed to swim instead of run do to his injury but was told at the test that swimming…"
Jan 18
JJC54 replied to JJC54's discussion 'restriction and Captain's Mast'
"Thanks so much for your caring advice. I have told him to contact a chaplain and perhaps that will begin to make things better. As you know, it can be so difficult to be so far away and so limited in knowledge. I truly appreciate this"
Jan 18
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN replied to JJC54's discussion 'restriction and Captain's Mast'
"JJC54 - I too am sorry to hear this.  I will agree with what Chipmunk says.  And yes, his chain of command should be able to offer assistance, especially if they are fully aware of the situation.  I'm sure this is very difficult…"
Jan 18
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restriction and Captain's Mast

I have a grandson stationed in Norfolk. He was hit by a car almost a year ago, on base, while he was riding his bicycle to work. He had to have surgery on his ankle which was shattered. He had metal rods and plates and was sent home to his barracks, where he lived alone, along with a prescription of heavy duty pain killers. He was rarely checked on by his command and did not have meals delivered. I did not know this at the time...when he was released to go back to work he was still using…See More
Jan 17
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN left a comment for JJC54
"Welcome to!    Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community…"
Jan 17

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At 9:14am on January 18, 2022, Chipmunk said…

Hi JJC54 - I wanted to post a note here so that you could reply back to my profile page. I keep my comments moderated - so they do not post publicly unless I okay them. 

Norfolk is a very large base, and it can be hard to deal with getting around when you are a single sailor and do not have a car. The extra issues on top of this with your grandson are very frustrating. I hope someone can give you some direction. 

At 7:28pm on January 17, 2022, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN said…

Welcome to!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.  This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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