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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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Northern California Retreat for Young Wives, Fiancees & Girlfriends

Event Details

Northern California Retreat for Young Wives, Fiancees & Girlfriends

Time: July 17, 2010 at 3pm to July 18, 2010 at 10am
Location: Travis Air Force Base, Fairfield CA
Street: Bachelor Officer Quarters
City/Town: Fairfield
Website or Map:…
Event Type: retreat, meet, &, greet
Organized By: Quiltlady & BunkerBee
Latest Activity: Jan 9, 2011

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Event Description

Purpose of Retreat: A chance for young "significant others" of our sailors to meet and get to know each other.
Who can attend? Young wives, fiancees and girlfriends of sailors who have started bootcamp already.
Food: Quiltlady and I will supply all the food and drinks. Come anytime after 3:00 PM. Snacks. Pizza & salad for dinner.
Activities: Talk all day/all night. Evening - movie or bowling. Pool across the street. Whatever you want to do.
Organizers: Quiltlady & BunkerBee
Overnight Guests: The 2 bedroom suite will sleep 5 comfortably. Guests coming from the furthest distance will have priority. I_love_thomas (from Redding), SMSantens (Monterey), Proud Navy Wife (Santa Rosa). Reservation will be in Quiltlady's husband's name (Navy enlisted, then officer). We will pick up the tab for the 2 bedroom suite. Just come and enjoy yourself.

Please let you friends know. We would recommend getting a babysitter (or family member) if you have children. You deserved a break. All our other meet and greets are open to all family members of the sailor. If there is enough interest, we'll do a picnic for kids next year.

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Comment by CTIgirl on July 19, 2010 at 12:39am
I just want to say thank u so much for the opportunity even though I did not get to see you I had fun touring the base. I look forward to the next event and cannot wait to meet each and every one of you. Take care
Comment by BunkerQB on July 18, 2010 at 11:44pm
I spent the last day with five young women (the North Cal Retreat for Young Wives, Fiancee and Girlfriends). Our future is in good hands. I thought being an "elder" mom (since I am old enough to be a mom to some of our Navy moms), I would have pearls of wisdom to pass on. Wrong. I learned from these young gals the meaning of perseverance, dedication, tolerance, focusing on goals, money management & friendship. I came away feeling if the future of our country is in the hands of these young women and their sailors, we will be OK. More than OK.

Anesha, I almost cried when I saw your email. We'll make it up to you. You'll be our guest of honor at the next retreat. Quiltlady and I are full of ideas already (this is before we have had any wine, wait until we go from cabs to merlots - our favorite)

Actually, we are thinking about having the next one in MONTEREY maybe my house. We'll come up with something. Keep checking in with the San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families site.
Comment by BunkerQB on July 17, 2010 at 2:19pm
Sash is on her way to may house. We'll be leaving for Davis to get Ariel around noon. You can come and have not been in touch with either Quiltlady or myself, drop in to the Travis Air Force Base and send me a pm (if we are friends) or friends request (with a message leaving your phone number)
See you all later.
Comment by BunkerQB on July 17, 2010 at 9:01am
Aneshao, after you accept my friend request, click on my icon (the rainbow thingy), click send a message. Input your phone number and name at the beginning of the message. I will be checking messages on my blackberry, won't see much, only the first few lines. I want to be sure to have you name and phone number.
Comment by BunkerQB on July 17, 2010 at 8:55am
Please come. There will be room for your to stay overnight. I sent you a FRIEND request with Quiltlady and my cell phone numbers (click on "FRIENDS" on upper right). We have a young lady who lives in Davis. In fact, I am coming from Santa Clara County and I will be picking her up because she doesn't have a car. I see you just join Navy For Moms. What timing! Please join these two groups, you'll meet other families from Northern California. We have many meet and greets. You just missed on in Roseville. This one is special because it is for our YOUNG wives, fiancees and gfs. Quiltlady and I are just hostesses. There is no charge to you for food and overnight stay. It'll be a lot of fun for you.
Just click on these links and click JOIN: San Francisco Bay Area Navy Families and Northern California -Sacramento Navy Moms

Below are instructions from Quiltlady on getting on base at Travis.
To get on base.....if you are a Wife you need your ID card. If you are a Fiancee or bring your car on base you will need a drivers license, proof of insurance and your car registration up to date. I repeat your ins. and registration up to date not expired. If you do not have these things your car can not come on base. You can park your car and I will drive you on. I will have to sign you in, so park at the building on the left hand side before you get to the gate and call me. I think Bee is sending our phone numbers to you. If you have any questions send me a message and I will answer them.

We are really looking forward to seeing you.
Comment by CTIgirl on July 16, 2010 at 11:12pm
Hi I hope I can attend and meet all of you. Is anyone coming from Sacramento.
Comment by BunkerQB on July 16, 2010 at 10:40am
We are looking for you. Please check your INBOX. See your status box on upper right. I left you two private messages with phone numbers for Quiltlady and me. We'll be at the Bachelor Officer Quarters tomorrow on Travis Air Force Base 3:00 PM. Bring stuff for overnight. I'll be coming up 680 to 80 if you need a ride.
Comment by BunkerQB on July 4, 2010 at 1:41am
Hi, my apologiies for those who received an invitation in error. The N4M private messaging system is still goofy. With multiple recipients, the person checked for receipt is not always to person who will receive the message. Very frustrating. Except for the two organizers, this retreat if for young wives, fiancees and girlfriends.

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