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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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A little about me:
I a mother of five children and my husband my 2nd oldest is in boot camp in greatlakes,ill left on may 18 2011. have't heard from him since is name michael A cardoza
I am here to support my
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When I heard “Navy,” I...
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At 9:06pm on August 16, 2011, gypsy said…
Hi Juanita,  Yea for Mike!!   that is great!!  so..did he get to come home at ALL before he went to Conneticut?  is he still going to be on the sub?    well, the grad went well..but going to the airport that night to spend more time with him was a nightmare!  they had record flooding!! so..we never made it there! and Matt was delayed (and all the other sailors too) for 2 more days!! anyway,  he is at training in Pensacola!  he's SUPPOSED to start the school this Thursday...then in 2 weeks MAY get to come home for a few days...then on to California.  Is Mike happy about his decision so far? does he sound happy?   Matt does most of the time..but some days he sounds frustrated and a little agitated.  I guess the reality of "REAL LIFE"  and working, paying bills, (which really hasnt started..yet)  and him more sleeping till noon, playing games,chillin with friends,girlfriend   and all that over!!  its kinda sad..but we all had to(or have to ) grow up.   take care and keep me posted!!    carol
At 3:38pm on July 6, 2011, AndreaLynnE said…
Oh my goodness!!!  In one of Richard's letter he told me that he sat next to SR Cardoza at chapel service during their first holiday routine. They discussed scripture together and commented to each other that the scriptures they were reading during that service didn't make sense. Richard said that he really know his stuff and he wanted to get to know him better. He said that your son joined the Navy so he could spread the Gospel around the world. How beautiful is that!?!  My biggest prayer when Richard joined was that he would meet and develop healthy relationship with other Christians.  Thank God!!
At 9:12pm on July 5, 2011, gypsy said…
hi  this is carol!!
At 12:14am on June 21, 2011, Marvine said…

Hi JJuarez, I am so happy that you got a letter from your SR.  YAAAAY!!!


At 9:04pm on June 19, 2011, Marvine said…

Hi JJuarez, I am glad that you know that your SR is okay.  And I know the best thing to do  is to  pray for them... all the SRs.  I cannot  wait to meet you and your family in the Meet and Greet for PIR 7/15/11.

Take care, 


At 12:29am on June 17, 2011, Marvine said…

Hi JJuarez, did you receive a letter or phone call from your SR? and I am glad that you got a reservation.


At 11:55pm on June 15, 2011, Marvine said…
Hi JJuarez, here is the Navy Lodge phone # (1800)628-9466. I got a lot of good comments of Navy Lodge here in Navy for Moms Page. 
At 2:07am on June 15, 2011, Marvine said…

Hi JJuarez, when my SR called me, he told me that Sundays they receive letters and send letters. Last Friday his Division got to call home.  My SR bought a calling card, but any way I sent him one in case he could not buy one and stamps for him to write me back. You will get your phone call soon. I am so happy that will be meet each other in Great Lakes.  On July 14, 2011 will be a Meet and Greet PIR at Ramada Waukegan Gurnee from 6:00pm -8:00pm. 4 miles from the base is a complimentary for Navy families. My family and I planning to attend.  I hope to see you there.  In what hotel are you staying?  Because I already made reservation at Navy Lodge.  Let me know or check all the hotels from the panphlet that we got from the first letter from the NAVY.


At 1:18am on June 13, 2011, Marvine said…

Hi JJuarez, in Ship and Division is your son? and when will be his graduation?

My son is Ship 07 Div 228 and his graduation is July 15, 2011.


At 2:57am on June 5, 2011, Marvine said…

Hi Mrs. Juarez, my son left the same day as your son.  I received a letter Thursday, June 2,

I believe you will get a letter soon.

We are in the same boat.



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