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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. 

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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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son is goin to BC on nov 8 2011 who else is goin

Started this discussion. Last reply by ShereeK45 Oct 29, 2011. 3 Replies

my son is departing for boot in november....  just wondering who else is in DEP and having to wait such a long time....


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A little about me:
Im a Navy Veteran and come from a long line of military members.. and now my oldest son is preparing to go to boot camp. Im from California... was primarily stationed in Maine where most of my extended family lives. travel alot during my enlistment... Have 2 sons... my youngest is getting ready to graduate high school and head off to college.. but you never know, he might change his mind and enlist too.... I now live in kentucky with my husband and boys... been here for 12 years and really love it....... .
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...
as a veteran i learned was love of country , family and god... discipline respect... the list could go on.... I have taught my children the same values, it has helped them earn the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America... and now will use it to further his career in the Navy...
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 1:00pm on July 13, 2013, GMA of a Sonar Tech said…

Just learned that our Grandson will now be training (while he is on hold) with the Seals on San Clemente Island for a couple of weeks and then with the EOD (again) for also a couple of weeks...kind of unusually but it is better than painting ships...he is quite my husband and I are meeting for Lunch with Navy Moms from Inland Empire SoCal...take care and I just wanted to give you an up date....any more news about your son going to Hawaii?


At 1:42pm on February 1, 2013, jax said…

Hi, my son is in div 104 moved from ship 13 to ship 11-he never ate an egg in his life! WOW.

At 6:40pm on January 25, 2013, BrianH said…


At 5:57pm on January 6, 2012, Navy2011Mom said…

You are so sweet!!  He was in Div. 041.  Had shin splints and kept running, so it developed into stress fractures in his ankle.  We got the call from him on Wed., 1/4.  The call he made was so short (and at 6am, so I wasn't thinking too clearly to ask all the questions I would normally have asked), and he had just been xfered in.  We did receive a letter yesterday, and he sounded so down that it was truly heartbreaking.  He's normally a pretty "up" guy, so hopefully he'll get his normal personality back soon and be himself again.  Thank you so much for your kindness and caring.  It really helps to know that others are going through the same thing.  Reading some of the posts for Div. 2341, it looks like stress fractures are a very common injury.  I'm sure he's receiving great care, so I do feel better now. 

How about your SR?  Doing better?  I noticed people talking about Phases of care.  Does that refer to where they are in the "healing" process and how long until they are fit for duty again (if you know)?  Thanks again!!


At 1:01pm on January 6, 2012, Navy2011Mom said…

Hi Barbydahlzz, 

My son was due to graduate Jan. 13th also, but was ASMO'd due to medical and is now in Ship 04, Div. 2341.  His could be up to 6 weeks for recovery -- Yikes!!  Hope your SR is doing well.

At 8:36pm on January 2, 2012, diannep said…

39/40 going through on Sun OR Mon night---PIR week?  Did you hear one of those dates for BS?

At 10:28pm on December 29, 2011, jacqueline-rn said…

barbydahlzz, I am so sad that I wont get to meet you at PIR and that your son wont be graduating with this group.  I know it's a huge disappointment for you.  I hope this doesn't make you feel worse but a lot of Navy moms will be the better for the fact that you will wind up in two groups.  Whenever I come on line yours is one of the pictures that I look for.  You are always ready to rejoice when someone else gets good news or commiserate when they don't.  Your empathy and support have made this journey a lot easier for me and I know I'm not the only one who feels this way.  You've made me a better Navy mom.  You may not wear a uniform these days but you still serve the Navy.  Thank you. 

At 12:02pm on December 14, 2011, Proud navy mom/Eddie's mom said…

I live in South San Jose, Blossom Hill area.

At 3:32pm on November 11, 2011, Shelli 04/020 Mom said…

Hey barbydahlzz! I thought I was prepared for the box and cried anyway! It's going to be alright, mom! Love and hugs from an 04/020 (Nick's) mom!

At 4:33pm on April 1, 2011, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For Moms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions.  Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!  

If you haven’t already, please make sure that you review our Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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