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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 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).
**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED. Vaccinations still required.
**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer 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.
My son did MEPS in Louisville, so I assume that is where he will be leaving to bc from. My son went to MEPS in September or so and can;t go to boot camp until April 8th. 7 month is a long time to wait.
He talked to his recruiter today and his other choices were booked so if he wanted to go to bc quickly he had to do PACT. Of course he did MEPS back in September and April 8th is the earlist they could get him in.
yes, my son is home sick & of course we miss him as well... He mentioned that there's a lot going on but there adjusting he cant wait for February 8th & we cant wait as well I'm glad we got our letters now cant wait for the phone call right?
I pray that God keep blessing & protecting our boys lets do this?
yes we live in Chicago "COLD" my son Giovanni he's 18 his birthday is next month 01/25/ turning 19. I have 3 children 2 girls & my boy & hes the middle child just been hard especially the holidays right around the corner & he's following his grandfather footsteps he going for Submarine Machinist's Mate (MMS) very PROUD MAMA & his decision!!!!
I got the letter today so hoping that yours is either there or on its way :) His PIR date is Feb 8. I had to call the recruiter and ask him because my son had given the date 0 Feb 13....he had forgotten to put the actual day lol. Poor thing was probably so frazzled. I am so glad to have met someone in the same boat as myself. Look forward to meeting you at their graduation ceremony! Hoorah!
Oh wow, your situation sounds very similiar to mine....My son also had just signed his contract on the 28th as well. Was told that he was leaving Dec. 11 to RTC. He is an ABE. He leaves Great Lakes and flies directly to Pensacola Florida for school. Totally threw the family off, with time crunch and mentally preparing for such a big change.