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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.
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**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.
He was so worried about getting in trouble that he wanted to throw them away. :( They weren't risque at all (fully clothed, just cutesy 50's pin up style,) but he was worried about getting in trouble for having them. He said I have too much cleavage. Huh. What has the Navy done to my husband?!?!?? I cried. I was so proud of how they turned out and was so excited for his reaction and that's what I got. I hope yours went over better.
No worries. Indoctrination happens the first week of A school, from what I understand from the discussion board. He has to request the paperwork for either on or off base housing and it is called a "Live Ashore" packet or chit. If it's off base, he has to submit a dummy lease with it. If the Navy is going to move you, he also has to attend a briefing before the move. This is all stuff I've picked up on the AECF wives section, so I'm not the primary source, but they are women that are living with their husbands during A school right now. :) Good luck. I hope that helps. I know how frustrating it is when no one answers your questions.
Hey waiting. He needs to fill out a Live Ashore packet for either on or off base... I don't know if he can do it until indoc after pass in review. It all depends on if his orders are accompanied or not. If they're not, I heard the chances of his live ashore getting approved are zero... See if there's a group on here for his job. That's where I'm getting most of my questions answered about A school. Good luck.
Hi! Welcome to Texas' Moms! I just want to let you (and your PIR group) know something that I wished I had known three years ago.
FEBRUARY 21 is President's Day (the Monday following your PIR)!! This is a FEDERAL Holiday! My son got liberty that day three years ago! I would make plans according to this - or at least ask him! I had to pay extra to stay over. There was NO WAY I was going to turn my son down when he asked me to stay!
What a great letter!! I'm glad you heard from him again! Next time you write, ask him if he knows "California". That's Chris, my son. and his new Bootcamp issued nickname. I can't wait hear from him again!!
Yeah, we have been together for about 4 years though so its not like i just met him or anything :) My husband is in Chicago right now for basic and then Im not sure where for A-school and he is going for Coreman!
OMG...I'm so happy you got your letter!!! You have been on my mind all week. I drove me up a wall before I got the letter. That is wonderful news.....now we should all be getting personal mail from our recruits.
YEY!!!! I'm so glad you got your letter! Isn't is just a relief! I AM HAPPY FOR YOU! I am also waiting on the letters coming in, just as everyone else here is. I felt as though our division was either really busy or struggling... I'm happy they have been busy!
They are survivors... That's why they are doing what they are doing. I'm glad you had news and I had news! Keep in touch!
Im holing up ok, my nights are the hardest but like u too my 3 month old is keeping me busy. i live with my parents to and see my in-laws once a week, plus i go to church every weds and sun. all my siblings are ner by so i spen lots of time with them to keep me busy. :)