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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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Meet and Greet for PIR 12/22/2010

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Meet and Greet for PIR 12/22/2010

Time: December 21, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramada Inn
Street: 200 N Green Bay Rd
City/Town: Waukegan,IL
Event Type: meet, and, greet
Organized By: proudmom ship03 div028
Latest Activity: Dec 21, 2010

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Event Description

This is meet and greet for friends and families of Sailors who are graduating 12/22/2010. Hope to see you there.

Appetizers will be provides just pay for your drinks. Afterwards, we can go to Anastasia's for dinner. The address is 3880 Northpoint Blvd, Waukegan, IL 60085.

If anyone would like to add anything or change things please let me know. Would anyone like to make name tags?

Please RSVP as soon as you know. I need a head count to tell the Ramada a week before PIR.

Thank you,


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Comment by proudmom ship03 div028 on December 21, 2010 at 4:19pm
We are here. Cannot wait for tonight
Comment by B's proud mom ship03 div027 on December 20, 2010 at 2:10pm

Sue, we are leaving tomorrow morning so we should be in GL by/before 3pm. I'm going to message you with info. Cheri

Comment by SO PROUD on December 19, 2010 at 10:01pm

I am so excited and I am sure you are as well.  i cant wait for it to be tuesday so we will be on our way.  Unfortunately, we will not make it to the M&G but i will see you all on base.  Congratulations to all of us MOM's for making it thru the past 8 weeks.



Comment by proudmom ship03 div028 on December 19, 2010 at 2:57pm

I am so sorry emilyb.

I cannot believe it is here. I cannot wait til we hit the road tomorrow to catch our plane.

Comment by Sparkle_Mary on December 19, 2010 at 2:12pm

Nancy I love you! OK!

Comment by Nancy on December 19, 2010 at 1:49am

Mary, we can give you a ride and return you to the Ramada!!


Comment by Sparkle_Mary on December 18, 2010 at 5:40pm

I would go to Anastasia's but I don't feel like taking a cab out there cause I won't have my rental til the next day. I might try to see if someone is staying at the Ramada who can give me a ride.

Comment by navymamax3 on December 18, 2010 at 1:22am

maybe.. 5 attending.. just guessing because I don't know for sure.. or maybe 7.. still just a maybe though

Comment by emilyb (div 054) on December 17, 2010 at 7:28pm

:(  I won't be there at all.  I got a call from my son and apparently he didn't pass the 3rd test and his grad date was pushed back.  He is having such a hard time.  My poor kiddo, he was so pumped about graduating and getting to come home for about 6 days.  You all have a fun and safe trip!!

Comment by Navy mom from Arizona on December 17, 2010 at 7:23pm

Oh Emily - my other Arizona mom - I was really looking forward to meeting you!.  You are wearing a scarf - right?

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