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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.
I sent you a friend request last Friday, meant to send a message with it, but was too quick with the click I guess. Anyway, I think our son's are in the same class (along with Kat's son), and I'd like to stay in touch as we all go thru this journey.
Hi! I just had to see your page and sure enough you did have a cute horse pic (along with your very handsome son!). I hope your mare gets through all this but it sounds like you and your husband have a lot of experience and you will do all you can to help her. I am so envious on your lifestyle... I'm sure you have days where you can't even sit because you are so busy but you should know that I would love to trade places with you :) Have a great Thanksgiving and I'll be thinking about you and your mare!
We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn , very nice, indoor pool, hot tub, gym, free breakfast for Grad families using the Navy rates. We left later then we wanted to for the Graduation and the traffic was terrible. So if you want the best seats then get there before 6 am. Of course we had a huge graduating day 14 divisions, 1098 sailors. We did not take the shuttle we drove. The hotel gave us directions which kept us off the major highway.
Yes my son is a nuke and did the schools. He was in South Carolina for A and B school and New York for C school. Then he has been stationed in CT since then.
too funny. Sounds like great prices! How far is Midway from Great Lakes? I started to look but got distracted. Got our first phone call from Ash Tuesday night! Brent answered so let him talk for most part..he is good,,,sounded good when I got the 10 seconds he had left to wish him well.
Hi foaling-lady! I am holding up better than I thought I would. My husband worked nightshift for 4 years, so the not sleeping next to him at night hasn't been that big of an adjustment even though he has been laid-off for the past 6 months prior to leaving for GL. I am just looking forward to actually being able to send letters and getting his box of personal items. I hope it comes soon.
How have you been holding up these past few days? From everything that I have read on here, it gets easier over time. Just hang in there and remember that it is ONLY 8 weeks. It will fly by and then we will be able to see our loved ones again.
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