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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 PIR 9/2/10

Event Details

Meet and Greet PIR 9/2/10

Time: September 1, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramada Inn
Event Type: meet, and, greet
Organized By: CKH
Latest Activity: Sep 1, 2010

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Event Description

Hi All! please join us at the Ramada Inn for all those who have a loved one graduating on 9/2. Please RSVP with the number of people in your party who will be attending. Remember this event is free and a great opportunity for us to meet. Hope to see you there! :)

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div 819 -mom of 3 sailors Comment by div 819 -mom of 3 sailors on September 1, 2010 at 8:51am
Bythe time my plane gets in and I get my car it will be late.... I dont think I will make it to meet n greet on time. I hope I will be able to find out who else is in DIV 297 at the graduation.
Comment by PA2SONS on August 30, 2010 at 9:29pm
CKH-we're coming from PA (driving) so we HOPE we can make it to M&G-so count us a 2!
Becky (mom of 2 sailors) Comment by Becky (mom of 2 sailors) on August 30, 2010 at 9:18pm
CKH ... I finally got around to RSVPing (sorry so late!), but there wasn't any place to tell you my hubby will be with me. So, add us to your count!

And thanks for working so hard on this party for us ... you ROCK!
Comment by AnnieInOC on August 30, 2010 at 11:57am
I have 5 people who will attend for our sailor from Ship 11 DIV 294. Thanks for organizing this, sounds like a fun time!
Comment by CKH on August 29, 2010 at 10:51pm
Thank you to everyone who has responded! I look forward to seeing you all there!
boymom3 Comment by boymom3 on August 29, 2010 at 10:51pm
4 adults for our sailor from Ship 7, Div 289, but I think I rsvp'ed before just in case
Comment by lacbdave on August 28, 2010 at 11:21pm
Yes, Laura. It's for you.
It's the Ramada Waukegan

200 North Greenbay Road
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 244-2400

It's only 5 miles away from the RTC where the PIR takes place to give you an idea how close it is.
Comment by Laura on August 28, 2010 at 9:37pm
I have three adults who are attending the PIR on Sept. 2, 2010 at Great Lakes. Is this Meet and Greet for us? My son :) now SAILOR is with Ship 4 Div 818 We will be arriving late as our plane lands in Milwaukee at 5:30 p.m. Which Ramada? SOunds Fun
Comment by playerrodeomom on August 28, 2010 at 3:10pm
we have 2 ppl in our party were in ship 11 div 299 thank you so much for inviting us to join
Comment by Lyle's Navy Mom on August 26, 2010 at 12:39pm
I will be attending with 2 other guests. My Son is Ship 04 Div 291. Look forward to seeing everyone there! :)

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