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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.
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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 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED - Vaccinations still required
**UPDATE 8/15/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS BACK IN EFFECT.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021
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So to make a long story short...my boyfriend of 2 years made the decision to join the navy reserves. Over the past year it's been a huge discussion between us. At first he was interested in joining…Continue
Yes I know it's gone by fast. I've been doing good too. Counting down anxiously. Can't wait to see him. That's good you got a 2 min phone call just now ! Good for you. I can't wait for the "I'm a Sailor" call, coming up soon !!
Happy Friday - how are you holding up ??? I haven't been able to spend much time on the site this week. Been busy at work and at home. It's really made the time go by faster so I'm glad. I was thrilled to get a call AND a letter from my daughter yesterday !!! She was so excited she went on and on; I had a hard time hearing her because she caught me while I was traveling on the bus but it was SO good to hear from her. I see a difference in her already, a GOOD difference.
You'll probably get your phone call tomorrow since your man is a different division. Hang tough. He'll call in the later afternoon so keep that phone on you !! Hopefully his division is doing better than Collin's so you get a longer phone call :)
He is active. He'll only be in Great Lakes for 3 weeks cause he already got his job. So all he'll be doing there is physical training for his job. So then he will come home in beginning of December and they will base him.
Awh bummer :/ well at least you get to see him !! I know I'm very thankful I'll get the weekend to spend with him. And yes I'm hoping he gets that Monday off. So do you think you'll go visit him when he's at A school ?
Yeah I definitely know how you feel. It can be very frustrating at times. But this is the life we signed up for. So we just gotta stay strong. I am flying to Great Lakes on Nov 8th with his parents. I still don't know where we're staying they're taking care of all that and letting me know when it's all set in stone. What about you ?
Lucky !! Yeah I'm hoping I get more this week. And yes I've been writing him everyday as well. I know isn't that crazy how we haven't talked to them like we used to for a whole month?! I don't know how I do it....so when will you guys get married ? Lets cross our fingers for a phone call soon !
Good, good ! Yes I know what you mean. I was a wreck the first week with him gone. He A school is in Great Lakes, so I'm happy about that. What about yours ? How many letters have you gotten ? I've only heard from him twice.