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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 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed. Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.
**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).
Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.
**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED. Vaccinations still 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.
Husband and I have a son who just joined the Navy/sponsored by Bulls Company on 3/15/11. Son currently @ Great Lakes. Have another son, Mitchell. Been married almost 27 yrs.
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My son has only been in a few weeks. He's kept us pretty much in the dark about some of his information as he is 24 yrs of age. We are still learning things, mostly from facebook and others. I've had no contact with his recruiter or anything so really feel in the dark.
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thank you and sorry i haven't responded sooner; i really don't get how to maneuver through all of this. So when did your son have PIR; my son's was 5/6; is your son to a logistic specialist? My son knows when he's done with school that he will be going to Jacksonville FL. Where will your son go? I'd love to try to talk to you. You are lucky to go and visit your son; bet that was great.
Hello! Sorry I didn't respond sooner but haven't been online for a few days. My son likes Meridian - he is so happy to be away from boot camp!!! After 2 weeks he got liberty for the weekend and several of the sailors split the cab fare and went into town - I know they have a mall and Buffalo Wild Wings as that is all my son told me about. Last weekend his dad went down there to see him and I am going next weekend (Friday the 20th) - can't wait!!! It is about an 8 hour drive for us. We stay in contact nearly every day, even if we just text each other. If there is one drawback, it is the heat and humidity down there, - but other than that my son likes it! I just read your son is 24 - that is how old my son is too! Hope your son likes it there and I hope to talk to you again soon!
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