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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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

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**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).  


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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Please help!! Urgent Spec Ops question!!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane (SHIP 13 DIV 314) Aug 7, 2012. 9 Replies

I posted this question in another thread then realized that the thread was from 2008 so I am posting it here instead in the hope that I might get help.....I have a question about spec ops.... My son…Continue


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At 8:36am on August 17, 2012, Stephensmomship13DIV314 said…

Jane it is good to meet you. Our sons are together and it is comforting to know these 92 or so guys have things in common, Mothers that love them and are worried sick! I finally got my first letter yesterday and stayed on the phone reading it to everyone. I was screaming to my husband across the yard, from the mailbox, I GOT A LETTER! I GOT A LETTER! He was so funny talking about the shot that felt like he had been kicked by a mule. This letter told me more than he has in years LOL. I could tell he had not gotten any of the letters I sent yet(12). I am happy today.

At 10:04pm on August 15, 2012, Steven'smom said…

I got my first letter today!!  I was at work and my husband texted me.  I started crying and asked him to scan and email it to me.  I couldn't even look at it.  I printed it and headed outside with some tissues.  Steven sounds good.  He said it isn't as bad as he thought it would be.  He said the food isn't bad but not as good as my home cooking (smart boy).  That was about it.  Just having some contct with him was wonderful.  Now the greedy part of me wants that phone call

At 7:02pm on August 15, 2012, Dreamer1118 SHIP 13 DIV 314!!! said…
Jane dont worry we are all in the same ship as you =} was going to say in same boat but as my hubby use to say "its not a boat its a ship!" Lol. He told me if i call it a boat i would
Get him in trouble! Matt is funny about that kind of thing!
At 7:09am on August 15, 2012, Stephensmomship13DIV314 said…

Jane our sons are in the same division. It has really helped me being on here with other Moms that are going through the same thing. Hope everything is going ok for you. Today is 2 weeks since Stephen left and I am waiting for a call. I have heard it could be any day of the week and any time of the day. So afraid I might miss the call so I carry his cell phone everywhere I go. Does this get easier?

At 10:45pm on July 26, 2012, Steven'smom said…

My son leaves from Pittsburgh.  It's too soon!!!!  I'm kind of a wreck.  He is spending all of his time at the firehouse (he's a volunteer fireman).  Things have been so hectic this past week that I haven't had a chance to catch up here.  I am pretty clueless about all of this.

At 10:12pm on July 16, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!

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Community Guidelines to learn the “Do’s and Don’ts” of the community. Also, check out this Internet OPSEC Safety Video.

Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)


At 8:16pm on July 15, 2012, Steven'smom said…

How are you holding up?  Me?--not so well.  It kind of goes minute by minute.  One minute just fine, then the tears start.  This weekend wasn't bad--I've been finalizing plans for Steven's graduation/going away party on the 21st. 

At 5:49am on July 14, 2012, Jane (SHIP 13 DIV 314) said…
Thank you to both of you for replying! My son also depped in in March!
It is almost 3 am here in California and I think realizing that it is only 16 days until he leaves officially is finally hitting me...HARD! I have been crying my eyes out for the last couple of hours and I can't seem to stop... :.(
Has it hit you ladies yet? I was trying so hard to be strong and honestly thought I was going to be ok, then all of a sudden tonight... Ugghhhh :.(
At 10:29pm on July 13, 2012, Shanna said…
Hello! It's so nice to finally connect with a few moms whose recruits are leaving on the same date! I've known since November(ish) and am glad to get to connect.
At 4:29pm on July 13, 2012, JonsMama SHIP 13 DIV 314 said…

The waiting is just the worst isn't it?  It is bad enough letting go but we have been in countdown since March.


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