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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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 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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Iam a new Navy Mom and my son just left to boot camp in ILL. and Iam also deaf... and Iam looking for any other new Navy Mom or some that been there already....
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Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
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Was proud and encouraged it
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Ship 09/ Div. 88

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 11:14am 2 Comments



   Iam looking for anyone with Ship 09/ Div. 88 anyone out there and when their PIR is?

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At 10:46am on January 25, 2012, beteboop1 said…
That would be great! We can exchange info we have about our kids! So excited!
At 12:57am on January 25, 2012, beteboop1 said…
That would be great! We can exchange info we have about our kids! So excited!
At 12:42am on January 25, 2012, beteboop1 said…
No i was not there for the swearing in! I wasnt told anything until the last minute and wasnt able to make arrangements at work! Still feel horrible about missing that! So have u gotten the box yet?
At 6:28pm on January 24, 2012, xiomara_m said…

ive been here in san antonio since i was seven years old, its basically home for me. when i went to the MEPS station to say bye there was a handful of navy recruits leaving...there isnt a lot like air force, that are from here

At 1:56pm on January 24, 2012, beteboop1 said…
Hi there! I work in helotes and my daughter left on the 17th
At 12:06pm on January 24, 2012, xiomara_m said…
Well hello there neighbor! I totally understand what you are going through, my boyfriend left the tenth of this month an I just got his letter yesterday:) time for by fast trust me! I usually study or hang with friends to pass my time and such :)
At 11:57pm on January 21, 2012, Yvonne-Michigan said…

Hi kafostethrtexas,

My son left on January 17 and I received his box of clothes in the mail on Thursday 1/19/12. I began to feel sad and cry all over again. Perhaps your son's box will come Monday. However, as of date I haven't received a letter or any information stating his mailing address or division. I hope I get the info next week. I have been writing letters and waiting to send them since he left.

At 5:22pm on January 17, 2012, 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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