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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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Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Melissa (Ship14/Div276/PIR8-13)
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Married mother of 3. Nicholas who is 18 and just entered Navy boot camp, Lucas 4 and Alexa 3. My husband is in the Army Reserves. We live in PA now, but are formerly from New Jersey.
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Well, I'm learning. We just arrived at boot camp on June 21st, 2010.

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Ship 14 Div 276 graduating August 13th, 2010

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 6:30pm 8 Comments

Just found out my son is Ship 14, Div 276, graduating August 13th, 2010. Anyone else?????

Plus, haven't received my sons box of stuff or the form letter yet.

I thought the program was 9 weeks and he will be there just about 8 weeks.

Boot Camp

Posted on June 26, 2010 at 10:30pm 4 Comments

June 26, 2010

Well today is day 5 of Nick's boot camp in Great Lakes. As each day that goes by, I think of him more and more, just wondering how he is having any problems...etc.... Can't wait to hear from him. I know no news is good news, but come on already....time needs to speed up a little.

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At 10:58am on August 16, 2010, michellep-div303-PIR09-10-10 said…
I am so happy for you and your Sailor! Congratulations. Can't believe we are down to less than four weeks for our PIR!
At 10:06am on August 12, 2010, michellep-div303-PIR09-10-10 said…
Can't wait to hear all about your trip. Congratulations to you and your son!
At 2:22pm on August 11, 2010, michellep-div303-PIR09-10-10 said…
SO excited for you! DId you get the call???
At 11:35am on August 9, 2010, michellep-div303-PIR09-10-10 said…
You're off to PIR this week! I can't believe it. Has your son done BS yet?
At 12:21pm on July 24, 2010, michellep-div303-PIR09-10-10 said…
Hi Melissa! You are getting ready for the countdown! Do you know when his BS21 is? Can I light a candle for you?

My 4 year old said that cutest thing yesterday. He was standing in his super hero pose on the couch and he said, "I'm the navy guy. And I save the princesses from the dragon!" Apparently that was the only rescue scenario he could think of!
At 10:23pm on July 13, 2010, Janelle~RsMom said…
All we know is what was relayed in one letter and a couple of phone calls. I'm not sure if it is two separate incidents or not. One report was one SR ran away in the middle of the night, and one kid was separated for punching someone else in the face. The next report was it was two SRs, and they beat up the SR on security that night pretty bad. It could be all related, or it could be two different instances. We also had what I coined the "cookie bandit". A SR snuck a cookie back to his rack, left the wrapper out and when the RDC found it he blamed his bunkmate for it. Apparently the RDCs are making the other SRs determine whether or not to let cookie bandit stay, or separate him. It's all so confusing! But with a lot of research I've found out since we haven't gotten a call from our kids saying they were at Ship 5, then they weren't involved. Crazy, huh? At least it weeds out the bad seeds so maybe they can all start focusing & working as a team.
At 1:47pm on June 21, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to
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Elizabeth and Colleen

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