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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. 

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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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At 11:38am on December 14, 2010, Justins Proud Mama of a Sailor said…

Hey Kim,  Has your son found out where he is going to be stationed or is it different for him since he is ROTC?  I wasn't sure how his works.  Are you going to his graduation?  Will he get to come home for Christmas?  Justin is going to be stationed in Fort Worth, TX so we are excited about that.  We are going to get him Friday for Christmas.  I hope ya'll have a Merry Christmas.  Take care.



At 3:18pm on November 23, 2010, Justins Proud Mama of a Sailor said…
I'm so glad he called you and is having a good time. Doesn't it make you so proud of him your church putting him in the newsletter:) Justin gets liberty this weekend for the first time and we are going to get him tomorrow and he will stay with us through the weekend. Ya'll have a great Thanksgiving:)))
At 3:56pm on November 19, 2010, Justins Proud Mama of a Sailor said…
Hey Kim, my husband just talked to Justin and he finished his OC spray and passed. Said it was the worse thing he has ever had to do in his life! Said the pain was unbelievable! I know what you mean now hearing all these things they have to go through for us Mom's is so hard. Trying not to cry cause I'm at work so getting on here writing about it helps. Talk with you later.

At 11:20am on November 16, 2010, Justins Proud Mama of a Sailor said…
We had a nice visit with Justin Saturday, the base there is very nice and we went bowling and shopping since he couldn't leave. But that was fine cause we just wanted to hang out with him. I asked him again and he doesn't know anyone named Kevin sorry. We are going to get him for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I hope you get to go see Kevin for Christmas. I know you miss him alot. Take care.
At 3:48pm on November 12, 2010, Justins Proud Mama of a Sailor said…
Hey Kim, I am so glad you are getting to talk with Kevin. We talk to Justin often also and it sure does make it easier on this Moms heart:) Yes Justin told me about the air show and said he loves having more freedom and only having one roommate. He has not started his classes yet. Kevin is lucky to start so quick because Justin has been bored and is homesick now because he doesn't have enough to do. We are going to see him Saturday for the day and take him some of his civilian clothes and other stuff. I will let you know how it goes and if I run into Kevin by chance. It is good to hear from you. Take care.

At 10:49am on November 5, 2010, Justins Proud Mama of a Sailor said…
We did the mall on Friday also. Saturday we went into Chicago and ate at a neat Italian restuarant. The first thing Justin did was go buy a phone and he loved asking everywhere he went if he could get a military discount, lol! Got a text yesterday telling us he loves us and to have a good day so loving him having a phone. Doesn't sound like they are to busy yet and he was so glad to start back working out in the gym. I hope Kevin gets his phone soon so you can hear from him too.
At 8:06am on November 5, 2010, MRs L* said…
well thanks.. i am back in MD and when he starts school (hopefully monday) it will be 5 weeks then were off to his first duty station (Little Creek, VA).

i hustled to get to the floor to get to i had Kendra in the car seat and everything ready way before they said "Liberty Call" lol
At 9:42am on November 3, 2010, Justins Proud Mama of a Sailor said…
Hey Kim, we got two calls from Justin yesterday! He said the base is very nice over there and got to room with two buddies from DIV 353 so was very happy. He said he has liberty 4-9 everyday and is pretty sure they get Thanksgiving and for sure Christmas off. We are only about 2 1/2 hours from San Antonio so as soon as he has a free weekend we will go see him. Did Kevin take his phone? Let's keep in touch. Have a good day:)

At 8:05am on November 3, 2010, MRs L* said…
hello hello.. it was great meeting you!
At 9:32am on November 2, 2010, Justins Proud Mama of a Sailor said…
Hi Kim, It was nice meeting you also. This past weekend was one of the most touching events of my life. I am so proud of our boys! I got a text from Justin around midnight last night saying he was on his way to Texas. We are going to see him as soon as he can have liberty. Is your son already there? I better get to work, you have a great day and will talk to ya soon.


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