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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 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.
Hey Jackie...I didn't see your question til today...so I'm sure your CS is already at GL. My sailor hasn't told us anything informative except that she should know more tomorrow. This on hold thing is hard!
I texted my son and he said he would be happy to talk to her. I think if she talks to someone that can explain what to expect the next few weeks it will ease her mind. The thought of new things always makes most of us nervous and yearn for the times we knew we had some control or at least know what to expect. My son is James and he is in the class that will graduate 10/25. Also I will be there in two weeks. Coming from NY If your daughter needs anything just let me know If you wish just let me know who she is and the barracks. My son will try and talk to her. He has liberty this weekend but has duty Monday.
How are you soon? I think we won't know and neither will they until the receive their orders at pir that what I read depending on flights out etc. Maybe it will be delayed because of holiday weekend :)
Jackie that would be great to meet! My son will be a CRT! God know what that is he will be classified intercepting enemy transmissions recoding them for our intelligence. Its foreign to me! And apparently top secret! Ugh
I'm hoping the 30 th too. But never found out from recruiter. I thought we had to wait for letter? I guess the 30 or 6 th His day is the 5th. I will have to let you know when I get my letter. Hope the 30th are you going? We are driving
I think you click on the persons name say on the comment and the go to their page it should say friend request or invite. I think that's it some of this is confusing lol! So glad you got her box! Was it what you expected? I told my son to secretly leave a note in a pocket!
Glad you had a great party I am sure it was bittersweet as well.
Well it is coming so quickly now I think I am getting waves of panic every once in awhile.I went for a walk today and a song came on that triggered it out of no where.
Thank you for keeping my son in your prayers as well. I will surely do the same for Britt. I have learned on this site about burning or lighting a blue candle for them when they leave for BC. Or have important days etc. I did get a few blue candles as well as the battery ones to light. They were hard to find. I will be sure to light one for Britt as well when they leave for BC.
So my son is off again with friends tonight I guess its easing me into him being away. Almost every night he has been out when all I want to do is see him knowing time is slipping away. Enjoy these last days! Nancy
Have a wonderful birthday celebration for Britt! Congratulations she is making some pretty great choices before her 18th birthday. You should be very proud of her and this big decision. My sons birthday will be when he is away as well but probably will fall just around the graduation from BC. Tyler will turn 21 ugh. As you can see boys do mature a little slower. Where will Britt be going to A school? My son will be in Pensacola. Have a great time tonight. Nancy
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I saw your post on the Navy Daughters group and I wanted to invite you to also join Moms of Daughters 2 group. We are a friendly caring group of moms and are always willing to listen, share and help each other whenever or wherever we can. We have Moms who have daughters in all phases of their Naval careers and we understand the concerns and anxieties new moms experience. Please feel free to join our chats, we love talking about everything from work, family, weather - whatever. Plus the joyful and anxiety filled journey of being a Navy Mom!!! Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!! We look forward to learning about you and your sailor!!! And welcome to Navy 4 Moms!!! Oh, and I'm originally from Chardon, OH!! Here is a link to our group:
Welcome to NavyforMoms.com. My name is Ronny and my son has been in the Navy since February of 2012. He is currently stationed in San Diego with a Helicopter Squadron. He is an Aviation Structural Mechanic. I hope you find all the info you are looking for here, and if you have any questions feel free to ask. My son is 3rd Generation Navy, so I do know a little about the Navy..:)
If you have a new Sailor who is in Boot Camp, or leaving soon, visit CallsforRecruits.org and I will send you FREE Pre-Paid Phone cards for your SR to use while they are in boot camp. I started that program when my son left for Boot Camp :)
Welcome Aboard and I wish your Sailor Fair Winds and Following Seas.