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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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Katheeh (07/129 PIR 04/27/2012)
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A little about me:
I am the happily married Mom of three boys ages 26, 20, and 18, who lives and works in Sacramento, CA. In my spare time (which isn't much) I enjoy knitting, reading, riding my bicycle, and boating with my family.
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At 1:13pm on May 6, 2012, Kimmyfromtheblock said…

What is your son's name? Ron will be and ET he is staying in USS Wisconsin right now.

At 11:41pm on April 5, 2012, jenniferzcrazyplace said…

Awe, you are so thoughtful!  Yes, you can help by being my friend and keep me posted on your adventures with your son.   I think this is so wonderful to meet people going through the same ups and downs.  :o)  My son and I are very close, and its been just him and I for so long that, i think he is hard life can be.  I am so proud of him to think of me.  I want to thank you for your kindness and I  hope to see you at PIR!  Please keep in touch you are a wonderful person!  Are you going to Sarges for the meet and greet on Thursday?

At 11:56am on March 23, 2012, jbr0001-USS Harry Truman-VAQ 130 said…

well maybe we will see each other Friday.. I will be the one bawling Im sure that you will be able to pick me out LOL  I am a retiree from Delta so I will be flying on a pass so I am leaving on a 5.40 flight out of Montgomery, AL to Chicago O 'Hara so I am not sure when I will get there. Early mornings are easier to fly on a pass.

At 11:42am on March 23, 2012, jbr0001-USS Harry Truman-VAQ 130 said…

 was so exicited that I couldn't think..My son said he knows no first names and a feww last names  and that they are just now making friends..I hope my son is one of you sons buddies..My son mention a SR  in Washington I think that is his bunkmate.. I am so much better now that I have heard is voice..I know for sure that he is fine.  I forgot where are you staying  in GL? I need to make airline reservations for his girlfriend and Sister today

At 3:30pm on March 10, 2012, B3kranch said…
SO EXCITED! We were away from home for my daughter's birthday and came back this morning and my form letter was here!!!! It was also mailed on 3/6. PIR 4/27 Ship 07 DIV 129 - Totally made my day just to see his handwriting LOL
At 12:05am on March 9, 2012, B3kranch said…
Thank you very much your response! I probably won't sleep tonight watching the clock so I can call recruiter first thing in the morning LOL Having that information will give me some comfort. I'll keep you posted!
At 9:15pm on March 8, 2012, B3kranch said…

My son left March 1st - how do you know your son's assignments already (07/129)? I know nothing, PLEASE HELP! Am I missing something? I got his box on 3/6 but that's it. I'm missing so bad and holding letters to mail but nothing so far . . .
At 7:10pm on March 7, 2012, RomisproudmomPIR4/27ship07div129 said…

Lol..well we can keep each other posted... My son is not that good at letting me know all the details either...Hopefully we can fill in the blanks... with each others help :)

At 6:39pm on March 7, 2012, proudmother said…

My son also left March 1st and is assigned to 07/129.

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