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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).  


RTC Graduation

**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 PIR 6/25

Event Details

Meet and Greet PIR 6/25

Time: June 24, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramada Inn Waukegan-Gurnee lounge
Event Type: navy, for, moms, pir, 6/25
Organized By: annafornavy
Latest Activity: Jun 24, 2010

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Event Description

NAVY FOR MOMS PIR 6/25 Meet and Greet for all family / friends who are attending PIR 06/25. Please RSVP so that the Ramada can have a head count for the number for people coming. You do not have to be staying at the hotel to attend. You would just meet in the bar at 6:00pm the Thursday before graduation. This will be the perfect time to meet everyone you have grown close to over the past 8 weeks.

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Comment by Akissej Ship 9 DIV 225 on June 23, 2010 at 7:22pm
See you all tomorrow =)
CherylRmomof2 Comment by CherylRmomof2 on June 22, 2010 at 8:58am
(clearing my throat) Pardon me ladies...2 DAYS!!!!
Comment by Queenmarry2 on June 21, 2010 at 11:53pm
There will be 2 attending for the meet and greet.
Comment by Purplesue (Andrew Ship 9 Div 224 on June 21, 2010 at 9:44pm
I don't follow as much as I should, just catching up on all the news, can't wait til Thursday. There will be two of us, hope everyone has good news by then.
CherylRmomof2 Comment by CherylRmomof2 on June 21, 2010 at 1:03pm
Our PIR group are wearing navy blue shirts. Looking forward to seeing you ladies there! 3 more days!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Queenmarry2 on June 20, 2010 at 7:20pm
I'm like Valerie. I am so very excited I don't know what to do!! My daughter is Ship 9 Division 225. I'm not sure wat I'm wearing, but I'm sure my daughter will be THRILLED to tears to see me. I look forward to meeting you all at the meet and greet night.
Comment by valerie2088 on June 20, 2010 at 6:07pm
Ladies......OMG, I'm getting soooo EXCITED!!!!!!! Can ya tell????? OK, does each division have a different color they are wearing? I see some are wearing white and some are wearing blue. What color are we to wear for ship 9 division 226? I think I'm reading navy blue???? Am I correct? Someone please let me know! I can't find the shirt Nancy found at Walmart, so I have to go with something else. I guess we aren't close enough to a Navy base here in Maryland to get them in our stores here - I don't get it because Norfolk is not too far from home here in Maryland.
CherylRmomof2 Comment by CherylRmomof2 on June 19, 2010 at 1:32am
Welcome Queenmarry2! Looking forward to meeting you at the meet and greet.

Matilda: Darn! I hate we will miss you. But if you are staying at the Ramada or any where near come on by anyway. I believe we will be too excited to be gone back to our rooms. LOL If we miss you I will get my hug at graduation.

Varlerie: It's never to late here at navyformoms. We have plenty of love and hugs to give around.

See you new comers at the meet and greet!!!
Comment by matilda114 (ship 9 div 226) on June 19, 2010 at 1:13am
I just realize our plan doesn't get in until 7.40pm sorry to say we are going to miss Meet and Greet :( See you all at the graduation :)
Comment by Queenmarry2 on June 18, 2010 at 1:55am
Hello ALL. My name is Mary and my daughter Cheree Hockaday is part of Ship 9 Div 225 graduating June 25!! Did that nine weeks go in warp speed or is it just me??!! I'm a little late in joining Navy Moms, but I have taken time the lasy several days to read the wonderful comments and appreciate the unity and support one for another. I look forward to meeting you all.

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