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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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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 Becky, Matt's Mom on June 9, 2010 at 11:26am
terbeasch - Minerva is east of Canton on US Rt. 30. The Healing Field hours are from 10am - 9pm daily, June 14 - June 20. Programs will be in the evening, starting around 6pm. Friday, June 18th's program will be Honoring Our Servicemen. The Healing Field is on E. Line St. beside East Lawn Cemetery. Please let me know if you need further directions. I went to one in Akron with Matt a few years ago. It was awesome!
Comment by terbeasch on June 8, 2010 at 10:14pm
Hi where is Minerva Oh??? The Healing Field would be awesome to see.
sobomom Comment by sobomom on June 2, 2010 at 2:18pm
hi MamaBear kk--- So what's the update? :-)
Susan R Comment by Susan R on June 1, 2010 at 10:45pm
as of now Sat will work for us...
burgers or dogs
we can bring a desert and whatever else is needed
what time frame are we talking about
Comment by Becky, Matt's Mom on May 26, 2010 at 3:08pm
Hi! I will not be attending. Two birthdays to celebrate and Minerva's Homecoming that weekend. Minerva is also having a Healing Field. I bought a flag to honor Matt's service in the Navy Reserves. The website is For those who don't know what the Healing Field is.
Comment by terbeasch on May 24, 2010 at 7:51am
Hi, beef hamburgers for me, and I will make potato salad and bring whatever is needed. Probably will only be myself but if that changes I will update. Thanks KK you have been voluntold (navy word from my son) as our executive planner as we all depend on you for most of the planning. lol
sobomom Comment by sobomom on May 23, 2010 at 11:51pm
oh--oops.. Okay, sorry, i must have been too excited... LOL!
Sunday- Hot Dogs-- Cups and a big Broccoli slaw salad? 2 at the moment, but will update if needed... :-)
Comment by Kathryn on May 23, 2010 at 7:59pm
Either day is good for me. I prefer beef hamburgers and any type hotdog. I can bring a dish to share and I have a folding card table if needed too. Just let me know.
TammySue Comment by TammySue on May 23, 2010 at 7:53pm
Me and mine are available on Saturday and we are happy to bring whatever is need. My husband and son leave on Sunday for their Mission Trip so Sunday doesn't work for me.
Comment by LMC -mom of 2 Sailors! on May 23, 2010 at 7:22pm
The Sunday works better for me as to bringing family the Sat would be me.

Just a thought: what about we all just bring our own picnic food and an item to share. that way no one gets stuck bringing extra stuff. Dan's cousin does the family summer gathering this way and it really works nicely. so like if one family like KFC or subway they pack that up for themselves.and then they bring a sharing item. If we have access to a grill then folks can bring burgers or dogs to toss on if that is what they want. Just a thought.
I'm flexible.

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