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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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Hayden's Mom
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  • Carolina Beach, NC
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Hayden's Mom Dec 18, 2013. 39 Replies

My son just called!!!  He is in the FIT program, he just needs to shave a few seconds off of his run but he has passed everything else!!!  Woooooo Hoooooo I am so glad that he got to call and he…Continue


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Posted on November 7, 2013 at 3:26pm 22 Comments

I am very heartbroken and upset for my son, he called last night and said that he had bad news, don't make plans to come to graduation on 11/15 unless he calls me back.  He couldn't let me know anything, but I am certain he has failed one of the test to advance him to Battlestations.  I have many friends and co-workers that are trying to comfort me, but I couldn't even go to work today and am working from home I am so worried.  I emailed RTC and asked them if he was hurt, they replied and…


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At 11:43am on December 18, 2013, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

I've been following your story about your son and I am sorry to hear that he is being separated.  He sounds like a fine young man and I am sure better things will come along for him.  Give him a big hug for me and and a big thank you for trying!  Enjoy the holidays.....

At 8:17pm on December 17, 2013, lemonelephant said…
At 3:17pm on December 17, 2013, carafid1 said…
Let us know if we can send him cards to lift his spirits
At 1:51am on December 5, 2013, lemonelephant said…

You may want to make changes 3 and 4 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile).

At 5:11pm on November 26, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Help chergui53 with PERSEC and delete her comment below in which she posted her email address.

At 4:33pm on November 15, 2013, chergui53 said…

I hope and pray that you will both pray it, and that you will find it a blessing as the Lord helps your son to pass ALL of his tests with superior grades and blesses him with the favor of ALL of his superiors.

Your poor son will probably roll his eyes when he sees how long the prayer is ;)



PS:  Keep us all posted on his success.

At 1:38pm on November 15, 2013, chergui53 said…

Hayden's Mom.

If my attachment didn't work, email me directly with your email address.  I know how to attach through a regular email....hehe.

Here's my email:



At 1:35pm on November 15, 2013, chergui53 said…

School Decree

Hi Hayden's Mom.

Please let me know if you get this as I'm not that computer savvy and not sure if I attached it correctly;)

This prayer is written as a decree.  Our pastor in Mobile, AL (we now live in Colorado), wrote a very good book called The Decree of Esther.  It's a powerful way of praying.  The prayer is based on Scriptures, and I have the Scriptures noted.

One of our sons is severely dyslexic.  This prayer got him through HS and college with the help of the Lord blessing him with success.

It's a long prayer, but is a blessing to your child. 


Elaine (aka chergui)


At 12:09am on November 9, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Join Cryptology ~ CTI ~ CTM ~ CTN ~ CTR ~ CTT ~. Since those are Spook ratings, the information within the Page, OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes To Your Profile), will be important for you. What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There is additional info I can give you.

At 3:35am on November 8, 2013, lemonelephant said…

Join fit program. What does ??? mean?  (A Guide to Navy Abbreviations and Terminology) and Battle Stations-21 (BST) have some more info on FIT. He may pass before PIR and be able to have BST and PIR on time. If he doesn't pass before his PIR then he will not have a PIR and will go straight to "A" School when it can be arranged after his BST.


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