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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 left for BC on 9/11

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 1:53am 3 Comments

Hi my son left yesterday for boot camp still never got my got here safe call. Would his recruiter know anything

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At 12:00pm on October 26, 2013, sunshinefam said…

Hi Bklyn Mom, how are you?  I will not be able to attend the Sarges meet and greet.  I am flying in on late Thursday evening.  However, I would like to make a donation.  Please let me know how I would be able to donate $20 or purchase raffle tickets.

At 3:43pm on September 22, 2013, sunshinefam said…

I look forward to meeting you at graduation as well 

At 2:56pm on September 22, 2013, sunshinefam said…

Hi Bklyndgirl, How are you.  I am sorry to hear that you, missed your sons call.  Girl Keep your head up. You know your son loves and miss you.  Its easier said then done.  I was told by my cousin who is in the Military.. No news is good news. Because that means he is moving forward positively. He will call again. However, as I write my son I leave several alternative family # to call in event that I miss his call.  At he will be able to speak with someone in the family.  I am here for you to talk too.. email at

At 7:10pm on September 20, 2013, sunshinefam said…

Thx.I appreciate it your sincerity.  I am going to wash his clothes.. So he can have them in the near future

At 5:10pm on September 20, 2013, sunshinefam said…
Thx for the heads up..I am eagerly awaiting.
At 4:35pm on September 20, 2013, sunshinefam said…
Hi bklyndgirl..I just received my sons box via fed ex. However, I have not received his letter. I am feeling a little
At 10:56am on September 20, 2013, sunshinefam said…
Ok..definitely will.
At 1:59am on September 20, 2013, sunshinefam said…

I am waiting for the box and letter as well b4 I write my son also.  The recruiter told me the anticipated graduation is Nov 8th.  I hope that we would meet during that time.

At 12:08am on September 20, 2013, sunshinefam said…

Hi bklyngirl's. how are you? Did the recruiter give you your sons address?  I got my sons address. But I have not received his letter or box. 

At 7:37pm on September 16, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Take care and blessings to you and yours.


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