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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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I am a mother of 2. My son is the oldest he is 25. My daughter is 22. They are my life. I remarried 10 years ago to a wonderful man who has been more of a father than there own. I was so proud of TJ when he told me he was joining the Navy. I felt it is the best thing he could ever do. I am a little afraid but I know God will keep him safe. He is now aboard the USS Leyte Gulf.
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USS Leyte Gulf

Posted on December 24, 2010 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Hi All,


My son just found out he will be on the USS Leyte Gulf is anyone else with a love one on that cruiser? Merry Christmas to all. 

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At 9:46am on July 18, 2010, diannep said…
Good morning, Wanda! Thanks so much for the compliments and for Jarrell's address. I wrote him and several other ladies asked for his address. I gave it to them. So he should have letters soon!
I read that the Enterprise deal was in Great Lakes. That is where this person rented her car, so you would need to get to Great Lakes from Chicago if that's the case. I would check Enterprise on line to see if the deal is offered in Chicago as well. But I know this mom said to take the train or a taxi to Great Lakes to get your car. Hope that helps!
At 11:34am on July 16, 2010, Kim... Aloha said…
TJ's mom.... I'd love to send a letter as well. Is the recruit in our sons Div. If so all I need is a Name emailed to me... the address should be the same...right?
At 7:34am on July 16, 2010, diannep said…
Thanks, Wanda. I will write him today! -Dianne
At 11:44am on June 26, 2010, Kim... Aloha said…
I, I have requested your friendship. So far there is 3 of us with kids in Div. 272
mamabeth is the other one. Look forward to more sharing.
At 11:31pm on June 23, 2010, diannep said…
Hey! I think you may be right that 201 is not his division. I looked on the graduation list and 201 is not one posted on there at fact they are way past that number. Maybe he meant 271? That looks like it may be the next division number for the next PIR group. I sure hope you get the form letter soon so you know. There are PIR groups set up for both PIR 8/6/2010 and PIR 8/13/2010. Maybe he will be in one of them. If so, please join it under GROUPS!
At 12:26am on April 20, 2010, BunkerQB said…

Welcome to N4M. Your key to adjusting is finding a group where you can feel comfortable and get answers to your questions – Click on the underlined links:
1. New Moms Stop Here group. You should think of this group as your orientation station. We do have a number of experienced members who can answer questions and point you in the right direction.
2. Depper’s… in but not yet . is a group for those just waiting for bootcamp to start (Delayed Entry Program – a depper)
3. Boot Camp Moms group. Is he/she already in bootcamp? Or just about to go in? This is the group.
4. OCS Graduate Moms or the NROTC Moms. For those going to be an officer or going to NROTC?
Read this blog to get a jump start on how to use the N4M site.
Welcome to New Members
Of particular importance is the use of the “Search” function. You should do searches in blogs, forums, discussions for answers in previously posted threads BEFORE adding a NEW blog/discussion. Finally, it takes time to learn how to use this site. Be patient. Check your page & status box often.
Best of luck, BunkerBee and AbbyblueOK (from the New Moms Stop Here Group)
At 3:26pm on April 19, 2010, 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 OPSEC Internet Safety Video

Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)
-Colleen and Elizabeth

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