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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 & Greet for PIR 6/4/2010

Event Details

Meet & Greet for PIR 6/4/2010

Time: June 3, 2010 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramada Inn Waukegan-Gurnee
Street: 200 North Green Bay Road
City/Town: Waukegan, IL
Website or Map: http://www.ramadainnwaukegan-…
Phone: (847) 244-2400
Event Type: meet, &, greet, for, pir, 6/4/2010, families, and, friends
Organized By: MV (Ensign Boone's mom)
Latest Activity: Jun 3, 2010

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Event Description

To celebrate our wonderful recruits-turned sailors, the Ramada Inn hosts a Meet & Greet Event on the evening prior to their PIR. This Meet & Greet is for all the families and friends of the sailors in the SHIPS and DIV that will have their PIR on Friday, June 4th, 2010.

Please RSVP with the number attending so that I can give the Ramada Inn in Walkegan-Gurnee an estimated head count on Wednesday, June 2nd.

There will be finger foods and drinks, and the event is casual. You do NOT have to be staying at the Ramada Inn to attend; this is the Ramada's way of thanking our sailors for their service!

This will be a wonderful way for us to meet and to share in the excitement, and joy, of each others' sailors! I hope to see you all there!!!

"Anchors Aweigh! "

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Comment by Jen (ship 7 div 202) on June 2, 2010 at 1:01pm
Hi! Put me down for 2 people.
jakesfamily Comment by jakesfamily on June 2, 2010 at 12:53pm
If we make it on time, there will be 6 of us. Be safe in your travels everyone :)
Comment by ProudNavyMom(Nuke ET) on June 2, 2010 at 11:04am
We will be at the meet-n-greet there a total of 4 of us. Thank you!
Comment by redwheat47 - Mattsmom on May 31, 2010 at 6:29pm
We are driving in as well and may be late but would like to try and attend. There will be three adults. My husband, myself and my son's Fiance. Everyone travel safe:)-
SusanM Comment by SusanM on May 31, 2010 at 11:10am
There will be three of us. Mike, Jake, and I can't wait.
Comment by geckolea on May 27, 2010 at 6:16pm
Don & I will be there. Our son is in Ship 6 Div 929. We will be driving in on the 3rd so might be a little late. Looking forward to meeting everybody
Comment by Rebecca4 on May 25, 2010 at 10:46pm
Thanks for organizing this - it's nice that you are so organized and efficient! Can't wait to meet everyone!
Comment by Rebecca4 on May 25, 2010 at 10:44pm
There will be three of us attending for sure - my son's brother is flying in also but not sure of his flight arrival.
Comment by SOBE,PIR 6/4/10 IT Mom, Italy on May 25, 2010 at 5:37pm
I can't remember if I commented on this event or not! We fly in too late on Thursday, but I am trying to see if we can go standby on earlier flights. If so, there would be 3 of us attending and we are staying at the Ramada
Comment by TheRightThing on May 25, 2010 at 12:22pm
Thanks for putting this together. Sorry we can't be there, but looking forward to PIR with everyone!

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