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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.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED
MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED.
NO MASK, NO ENTRY
**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.
My son just arrived in great lakes tuesday november 12,2013. I am very excited for him but am also nervous and have so many questions,i hope by joining some groups and talking with others i will feel better. i really want to become involved.
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Before the parking garage was built, some did find that taking a shuttle or taxi to PIR was less walking than for those who drove onto the RTC. those with a handicapped placard did park closer than those without one though, so it has always been better for those with a placard to use it. Now that there is a parking garage adjacent to the Visitors Center, there is less walking for those who drive onto the RTC than for those who walk in. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend.
Hi Alice! All 4 of us here received a letter from him last Thursday. We've talked to him twice. He wishes he could take boot camp online :) We are also going for Christmas, we're super excited!!! My son is ship 13 div 060
Hi Alice thanks for the friend request. Thats cool you get to see your son for christmas. I wont be able to see my daughter for christmas and this will be the first year without her. But hopefully I will get to go to her graduation next month. My daughter is on ship 14 div 054. I have received one letter from her but she did call a couple of times which is good. It was nice to hear her voice. She is doing good there but she cant wait to get out of b.c. Talk to you soon.
Thank you, for you good wishes. Got a letter in the mail today. He's doing ok. He does say it's really hard, and that he thought that being at home was tough ha. He put a smiley face and said, I million times at home. It's really hard and strict they get yelled at for not having a shoe tied. But he says it's a learning processes and that he sometimes wishes he wasn't there but he says he is, do mixed emotions. He was excited to see other sailor that were gonna graduate. So that made it easier for him. Thanks Alice and your very lucky that your adopting your future sailor. God bless you.