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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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 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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JMT1366 (Ship 3 - Div 188)
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Son leaves in 24 hours, flys to IL Wednesday 4/18

Started this discussion. Last reply by ebigirl Apr 29, 2012. 26 Replies

We just had our sons party yesterday afternoon with a great turnout from lots of family and friends to wish him well.  He will be picked up tomorrow afternoon to be taken to MEPS and will fly out on…Continue


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Married for 25 years with two sons. Oldest is 20 years old, completed two years of college for engineering...enlisted in the Navy to become an AECF ~ Advanced Electronics & Radar specialist. He left for BC on April 18th and God willing will graduate on June 22nd 2012. So very proud of him!! My younger son is 17, a junior in high school...he plays football and lacrosse and is making his college plans now. He's becoming more and more interested in the Navy every day. He's a great student and athlete...he will do well in whatever he chooses to do. He makes me a very proud mom everyday! I feel blessed to have such a wonderful family!
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At 12:44pm on April 25, 2012, LisaSophia said…

Hello JMT,  Thank you for the friend request.  My son also flew out GL on 4/18.  Do you happen to know what you son's Ship and Division number is?  If you haven't received your letter yet, contact your son's recruiter.  From what I understand they fill the Ships and Divisions as the recruits come in unless their in a performance (900) or special ops (800) division.  There is chance that our son's may be in the same Ship/Div since they arrived on the same day.  :)  I will keep you posted when I get the form letter!

Nice to meet you and warmest regards,


At 8:06pm on April 21, 2012, tatertoddsmom11/142 said…

We got the box on the Thursday after he left.  Then about 3 wks later on a Thursday we got our first letter.  In that letter he told me not to write him more than 3-4 times a week.  Well i'm not great at following orders so I kept sending them daily.  Then the following Thursday the letter told me to disregard what he had said about 3-4 letters he asked me to write everyday with any news on sports or politics.  I was so happy to hear this.  I've been counting the days down and pray every day that he keeps his faith and hangs in there till graduation.  

The great thing is once you've found other Mothers/wives/Girlfriends in the same division you can share what their SR's say about the week and we all kind of get a bigger picture.

At 6:06pm on April 21, 2012, tatertoddsmom11/142 said…

My son will PIR 5/11/12 if all goes well.  I've been on pins and needles but this site has been great and has put me at ease.

Do keep in touch.

At 1:03am on April 20, 2012, RobinLaj Corpsman Mom said…
My son left on tues, 17th. We dont have a division or ship yet. We might be at PIR together though. Have to stay in touch!
At 2:00pm on April 11, 2012, tatertoddsmom11/142 said…
Hey JMT1366,
My son left for BootCamp on 3/12. We left him w/ the recruiter on Sunday afternoon. Stayed in touch with him the next day while at MEPS. I called him when he let me know they were on the way to the airport and asked if he wanted us to come hang out since he had 4 1/2 hours . He told me naw, I'm the document carrier and I have to make sure everyones documents get where they need to be. After I got the "kid in the box" I received the form letter. I had been writing him everyday. I received his first letter 2 wks ago asking me to send no more that 3-4 letters maximum a week. Last week I got a letter telling me to disreguard the first letter and requested me to write everyday. This is from a kid who said that he wouldn't have time to read letters. It's been a quick 5 weeks. Every letter I tell him to stay strong and tough and we'll see him soon.
At 11:16am on August 25, 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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