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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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nursecat(ship 2/ DIV 942)
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A little about me:
I am a mother of 3 and Grandma of 1 beautiful little boy. My son Ostin has joined the Navy right out of high school & is leaving July 3.
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...
Patience! UGH! & No news is good news! I repeat UGH! LOL

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At 12:44am on August 7, 2012, momplus2 said…

Hello Nursecat.....hope you had a good day1

I was just wondering..have you received any emails from forums? I usually get about 20 a day....I have not received one email at all...and I have a few questions out there....Hummm...let me know ..thank you...:)

At 1:24pm on August 3, 2012, momplus2 said… was your day off? Did you get all your questions answered from Sarge?

Have a great day:)

At 8:32pm on July 21, 2012, momplus2 said… sorry no has to have been missing something on the address and least you confirmed his address and graduation date.

I came up with an idea....I wrote my son and asked him if he knows your son and mentioned you did not get your PIR...and asked him ...if he had the time...if  he could let him know you hadn't received it and the only way is for him to write a letter to you.....I know they have a lot on their plate....and thought this might work. Thanks for your thoughts on my son's is tough but they are going through tougher. I understand they wake up and have to hold their mattress above their head and do an exercise...oh my....well hope this works. Navy Hugs right back to you!

At 10:36pm on July 19, 2012, momplus2 said…

Hi sure to be very accertive. I have a facebook but it is strickly business...I am going to ask my graphic designer to see if I can set a facebook up under another name...every one knows me and we she set up the business facebook she set up my name as well Nancy all my clients went into my Nancy Ohr facebook because they know me as the Elk Grove Laguna Shopper...which is my business name...well then I told all my personal friends...I don't want all my clients knowing my personal as soon as i set this up I will let you know...meanwhile stay positive...and I am sure you will be able to figure it out.  I know my son doesn't like to write so I am not expecting any letters. I am just glad he wrote a small note on the PIR. I would call that number I gave you 847 212 0246 directly to Grand Lakes. Let me know how it goes...I am here pulling for you. I don't want to change my flights until I find out if we can meet. Keep me posted...I am praying for you and a victory tomorrow...Hugs

At 9:39pm on July 17, 2012, momplus2 said…

OMG ! Nursecat!....I was just blogging you when I received your email. My day has been is 5:40  pm here and I just ate lunch!...I was thinking about your PIR...I think you should call the recruiter. Also, another you have another address that is the same as yours in the same neighborhood but slightly different street name? My address is the same as a neighbor two streets over...only difference is he is south I am north...we are always getting each others mail..If you are sure of the address and the recruiter has varified the address then you know you have the same graduation date as my son. I would also call the post office and speak to the post master. Ask him if you have a new postal carrier...many times during this time of year...postal carries change around due to vacations. The post master can do some investigating. I am praying that is comes tomorrow and you don't have to track it down. But, if you do..hope these suggestions help. Keep me posted. I haven't decided if I am going to stay on that sunday and fly back on monday or not...My plans with Sarge are not set yet. I wanted to take a direct flight and only had one choice...coming in at 8:00pm on Thursday so will miss the Meet and Greet he has ...that starts at 5:30. Again...keep me posted...I'm here for you.

At 9:52pm on July 16, 2012, momplus2 said…

nursecat...I can't believe it...I lost membership on this site and had to re-join to get back on! Anyway, I just got off the phone with Sarge...from Sarge's Service...he is an angel! He gave me lots of information. First, graduation is at 9:00 am and lasts till 10:30am ...we will have at least 45 minutes with our sailor. If your sailor stays in GL, they leave to get set up about a mile in a half away...this process takes about 2 hours. Then we can pick them up again to celebrate and they need to be back by 10pm. The next day, again if they stay in GL, they have liberty on Saturday starting at 6:30am again need to be back by 10pm. Because this is Labor Day Weekend, they will have sunday and Monday off too. He says not to rent a car...too expensive, hard to find parking in downtown Chicago. He helps you with everything. His charge to pick up from Chicago O'Hare is only $54. it is 45 minutes away. His number is  847-212-0246. A post had the wrong wonder that person had no idea what I was talking about LOL....ok check in with me tomorrow:) chin up your day is tomorrow:)

At 5:06pm on July 16, 2012, momplus2 said…

nursecat...I just checked my mail box ...and I GOT THE PIR! excited I was jumping up and down.....! ...Did you get yours? I am sure you would get it today or tomorrow...My son's letter was post marked July it took....4 days to get here. He wrote a note says he is learning a lot ..he had, at that point, completed one week of training. The date is August 31st.Any suggestions on how to get from Chicago airport and hotel?....I will wait to hear from you...I am praying for you....let me know:)

At 3:08pm on July 14, 2012, momplus2 said…

Nursecat(Ship2DIV 942..I am so disappointed, I just checked the Saturday mail and nothing! URRR this is driving me crazy! Meanwhile, the prices on air is going sky rocket high...we have heard from others in our same ship and div with a promotion date of 8/31/12...maybe I will just book the flight. Also, I do have a question on the shots they are issued...what are they called and how many shots do they get? My other son arrived on July 1st...he might have had to wait around for a week or so before there was enought SR's to start a division. I read in one post, there is about 80 SR's in one division except for 800 and 900 series....what does that mean...what is different between these series our son's are in and the other series of numbers?  Thanks for your support

At 9:56pm on July 9, 2012, FireTeamLeaderWife aka FTLW said…
Hello...I sent you a private message. Refresh your page and then look up in the far right column in the Status box which is under your username and "Sign out" next to "Inbox". It should have (1 new) next to it. Click it and it will take you to the message.
At 11:26am on June 26, 2012, Ronny and Anna said…

Welcome to!!

I hope you get all the information here you are looking for.  Please stop by the Survival Guide for New Moms for some of the info to start with.  
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