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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.
**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). Still limited to 2 guests maximum.
Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.
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RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED
MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED.
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**UPDATE - 2020**
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
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.
One of the other N4Moms veterans had let me know it was her. She is only 18. Her fiance just turned 19 in December and asked her to marry him in Dec--wedding was planned for July. He also apparently was an only child. Very very sad. Another mom from last week's PIR group messaged me that her son's division was running or preparing to run at the same time this happened. I was surprised at that since I didn't think they mixed PIR groups in training, but maybe some are coming in as others are finishing. He said that when the SR passed out, and they realized how serious it was, they immediately evacuated the hall they were in.
As far as flowers, I would just keep watching the site to see if anyone continues to post about that. So far, I don't believe there has been a date set for the funeral. Last we heard, he was still at the ME's office where they are trying to determine what happened (one news article said they suspected undiagnosed diabetes, but you never know). So, I think once there is a date set, there will be more info on the main board or by Message to Group. In the meantime, lots of prayers for his family/fiance/friends/shipmates.
You are welcome. I'm sure your son will tell you about it. I have been on this site since the Fall of 2010 and have never heard of a SR dying before there. Prayers for strength and comfort for that whole group, including your son! Hope to see you on the 1/20 group!
Hey. Not real fond of chat, so thought I would answer your question here. There was an SR who died while doing his final PFA on Wed morning. Very sad. He was in Div 45. If you google Navy Recruit dies at GL, you will see many articles about it. I pray hard for his family/fiance (on the N4Moms site)/friends....but also for his shipmates, like your SR. I know their hearts are so wounded by this...and lift them in prayer each day.
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