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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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Started this discussion. Last reply by nalinle Dec 11, 2010. 3 Replies

I was just wondering if anyone has family in this division? My son left October 27th. Continue


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A little about me:
I am a mother of three and married to a wonderful guy and father.
My son left 10/27/10 for boot camp
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
follow orders
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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At 11:24pm on December 14, 2010, CAMandingo said…

We will be attending with 3 family members, Ship 03, Div 026.

At 11:02pm on November 11, 2010, hisartistmom said…
Happy for you that you got a letter. It sure makes it easier having some form of communication. All sorts of things can go thru a mom's mind wondering about the unknown, but there is a lot information on Navy 4 Moms that will give you so much comfort. It sure has been a blessing for me to be able to read what other moms have experienced and comments from their sons posted gives even more comfort. You will get a few calls along the way but you never know what time of day so be ready. The area code for Chicago is 847. The first time he called me I didn't recognize the area code and by the time I got to it..we were disconnected. I am so glad you heard from your son. It is a grrreat feeling that only a mother can comprehend.
At 2:58pm on November 6, 2010, diannep said…
So glad that you heard from your son! IT=Intensive Training and it is used as punishment. If one messes up in the division, they all have to do it usually. In my son's case when he was at boot camp, THEY all had to do it and the one who was at fault had to just watch...he said he felt bad for the guy who ended up in tears as he watched his division mates do IT for 2 hours for something he did. Also, don't be surprised if he gets discouraged some in the future...he is still in the very hard part of gets better by week 4 or so. But glad your call was so good!
At 3:47pm on November 4, 2010, Karie03/031 said…
My son left Oct 28th! How did you get his address already?
At 1:03pm on November 4, 2010, Sparkle_Mary said…
I added different links. I hope one of those work.
At 1:12pm on November 1, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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