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Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

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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 Ohio Navy Moms, Sisters, and Dads too!

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Northern Ohio Navy Moms, Sisters, and Dads too!

Time: June 19, 2010 at 12pm to June 20, 2010 at 6pm
Location: park setting - to be determined
Event Type: monthly, event, -, picnic, and, games
Organized By: MamaBear kk
Latest Activity: Jul 16, 2010

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Event Description

Hello! The questions follow:

Which day do you prefer; Saturday (6/19) or Sunday (6/20)?

What do you eat; beef burgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, and/or hot dogs? I can purchase these and we can have a per person split. I will also pick up the charcoal and ice (including additional ice for our beverage tub).

Would you be willing to bring a dish to share, a beverage, AND one non-food item (i.e. disposable plates, cups, plastic ware, etc.)?

I am glad to hear so many are interested! Please tentatively post your RSVP and add family count in a post (if more than one attending). This will help me locate an accommodating location.

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Comment by MamaBear kk on June 20, 2010 at 7:33pm
Hello all ~ There have been so many things to tend to and absorb that I have been going in all directions. So many! I am doing fine. We are all healthy - that is the important part. I am afraid that I have not been much support lately...guess I am just trying to take one day at a time. I have been doing some (more like a lot!) leg work for my son - as he has been active and will be for a while. I love my new position and co-workers - I love psychiatry! ...same employer just different service unit. Throw my elderly mom in the mix and I get mentally spent. I just took a dive today in our driveway. I was carrying a huge basket of toiletries and some new clothing items that I am donating to the outpatient mental health veterans, when I twisted my ankle and went down on the stone drive. My ankle is fine - just wounded knees. I guess it was my que to slow down. So I decided to come and check my Navy for Moms messages. : ) I can explain more when I see you.

We also need to reschedule!

~ Thank you for asking!
Comment by Kathryn on June 20, 2010 at 6:42pm
How are you doing? Haven't heard anything from you. Hope everything is ok.
mikesproudmom (ATO) Comment by mikesproudmom (ATO) on June 17, 2010 at 8:49pm
MamaBear, don't stress about it! I would not be able to make it either. Daughter is coming home for the weekend - we are selling her car so that she can buy another one my sister found for her in Florida. So, I will be tied up all weekend. Hopefully, I will still be a Navy mom when the next event is planned :(
Comment by terbeasch on June 16, 2010 at 8:24am
rescheduling is fine with me too, do you need some help? please let me know and im sure the other moms would help too, hope everything is ok on your end.
rose4256 Comment by rose4256 on June 15, 2010 at 7:41am
rescheduling is fine
Susan R Comment by Susan R on June 14, 2010 at 11:03pm
Rescheduling is fine for us also...
Comment by MamaBear kk on June 14, 2010 at 7:21pm
Kathryn ~ Thank you. I think so too!
Comment by Kathryn on June 14, 2010 at 7:15pm
Hello MamaBear kk
I wouldn't mind if it was rescheduled. Maybe more would be able to attend.
Comment by MamaBear kk on June 14, 2010 at 6:58pm
Hello. First I would like to apologize for not being able to finalize the picnic. I have had many road blocks that have hindered my planning time. I should have passed this on sooner...or asked if it could be rescheduled. Currently, I am not sure I will be able to attend if it is this coming weekend. Does anyone have any thoughts? Suggestions?
Susan R Comment by Susan R on June 13, 2010 at 4:49pm
any final decision as to where and when for the picnic??

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