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Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak
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.
I have 5 kids. Step-daughters Kendall & Miah.One step-son,Samuel in the Army. I have 2 sons, Matthew is on a supply ship in LA and my other son Stephen just joined the Navy. My husband works as a power operator at a mill and I am an office manager at the local food bank.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
The training will prepare my son so he will be able to play an active part in military life.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
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Hi Stephensmom :)
I am so looking forward to a letter from him! It would surprise me if it is longer than 1 paragraph as he's never been much of a writer lol!
I have his box sitting on the floor in the kitchen and just can't bring myself to wash his clothes! How pathetic is that?! :( His cat sleeps on top out the box during the day, it's very sad :(
As far as does this get any easier?.... I guess we will find that out together as the time goes by...
Are you going to PIR?
Besides the obvious, looking forward to seeing my baby again, I am very much looking forward to meeting people from here. This site had been my life saver!
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