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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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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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My First Call From My Son

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martha-ship 12 div 359-9/20/13 Aug 17, 2013. 1 Reply

   July 13, 2013 ~ What a Grand and Glorious Day     ****** I'm so excited, I just can't hide it. ****** YES! yes! yes! My Navy son called today. When the phone rung & I heard the area code - I…Continue

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Waiting A School Pensacola, Hold @ Great Lakes. Any others in same situation PIR 8/23/2013 14/318

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 11:00pm 3 Comments

Graduation 8/23/2013 will go down in history as moments to treasure forever.  What an enjoyable, exciting time we had in Great Lakes.  Tons of photos captured and special moments shared with my son while eating, shopping, chatting & chilling @ the local malls in Great Lakes.  Now we wait ... because he has been transferred to ship 5, on hold for Pensacola A School.  Any other Moms will same interest?  14/318

Graduation Butterflies As Time Draws Near - PIR 08/23/2013

Posted on August 4, 2013 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

Hallelujah!  2 1/2 weeks till Graduation for PIR 08/23/2013.  Life is not a race - but indeed a journey.  In Isaiah we read - "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles".   I pray the peace of God be with my Sr as he begins this new journey to greater and more glorious things.”  He will spread his wings to heights unknown.  Always in my heart, mind and soul he will forever remain where ever he may go, where ever he may be.  19 days from…


*Touch-Down* - My 3rd Letter From My Sr.

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 3:55pm 0 Comments

I just got home & FOUND a LETTER in the mail from my son. Apparently it came last Fri 7/19 or Sat 7/20 & my husband didn't see it. In many ways I am *Happy*  :) but Sad. I could not read the Letter from crying. He said it was hard for him to hold back the tears while writing to me.

Half Way to PIR 8/23

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 9:35pm 0 Comments

I've lost count of the letters & cards I've written to my Sr. Countless thought continue to flood my mind.  I find myself continuously jotting down notes to write in my letters.  Just think, we're half-way to PIR day.  What a Grand and Glorious Day that will be.  I can hardly wait to share those magical moments in time with my Sr.  Moments to treasure for a lifetime. 

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At 10:47pm on July 16, 2013, NavyWife623Ship14Div318 said…
That is so awesome! I'm so happy to hear you got a call! My husband called me saturday morning and the first thing I said was "Baby?! Is this really you?!" The minute I heard him sayd "Yes", I cried like a baby!!! Lol. I was just sooo overwhelmed with joy to finally hear from him. :) And he sounded so happy and motivated! He actually said he liked it out there! Lol. I tols him not to get too comfortable since our daughters and I miss him like crazy! Haha. GOD IS GOOD! :) Will you be going to any of the meet and greets the day/night before graduation?
At 9:41pm on July 14, 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). Since you have an SR at the RTC, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted". What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 2:35pm on July 14, 2013, NavyWife623Ship14Div318 said…
Hello! :) Thank you for the friend request! I'm definitely looking forward to meeting you and everyone else we talk to! I finally had a phone call with my husband yesterday and it was awesome! Have you gotten a call?
At 1:48am on July 10, 2013, Welziego said…

Do you feel that the time is going by quickly? 

At 1:41am on July 10, 2013, Welziego said…

I think he'll probably graduate in the beginning of September.... I'm waiting for the form letter to tell me when his PIRS will be


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