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Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak
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.
**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).
**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED. Vaccinations still required.
**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021
Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass isno longer needed to drive on to base for parking.
Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.
Hi Shirley, Well Chris left last Wednesday. Had to have him at the recruiter at 3:00 pm. He went down to Meps and they put him up in the hotel they use. He took his cell phone so he would text me and he called at different times. When he could. They got him up early and did all the stuff that they needed to before he left.I got a text saying that his flight would leave at 6:45. He text me again at 10:09 saying that he had arrived in Chicago. So I stayed up waiting for his call.Finally at 1:00 I went to bed. He called at 2:30am. I was so asleep but I do remember he said something about 3 weeks and 2 weeks. He was able to use his cell phone to make the call but the connections was not real clear. So I told him to have fun and hung up. Now I laugh. I guess the 3 weeks is when he will be able to call and the 2 weeks is when we should get a letter. Target right now has the 30.00 phone call on sale for 14.99. So I got Chris 2 to take.I can tell you I cried like a baby when I dropped him off. He had a mixture of emotions...excited, scared,and anxious.We live in Acworth. It is near Lake Allatoona. Where to you live.? I hope all goes well with you sons departure. I will be thinking of you on June 8th.Tell you son Best of Luck. Talk to you soon Vicki
Hi Shirley, My name is Vicki and my son leaves for Boot Camp Thurs. When does your son/daughter leave. I find that I'm field with a whole lot of mixed emotions.I just joined N4M too. We also live in Ga. Wanted to make contact with other Moms. Hope to chat soon.
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