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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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PIR 2/08/2013 Flanagan's Meet & Greet

Event Details

PIR 2/08/2013 Flanagan's Meet & Greet

Time: February 7, 2013 from 5pm to 9pm
Location: Flanagan's Sports Bar and Grill
Street: 3201 Buckley Rd.
City/Town: North Chicago, IL
Website or Map:
Phone: 847.689.9062
Event Type: meet, &, greet
Organized By: Gus
Latest Activity: Feb 6, 2013

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Event Description

We have set up a special evening for family members of graduating Navy sailors to spend with other's who are also in the area for the Navy Graduation. Please Join Us each Thursday from 5pm - 9pm, or the day before Graduation for a relaxing evening at Flanagan's where you can converse with others in the area for the same reason, their graduating sailor.  Our past meet and greets have been great with 50-100 family members attending.

We have set up a room specificially for the meet and greet, that will have free appetizer buffet and music. You will also receive a $10 gift certifcate for your graduate to have a meal of their choice (steaks and seafood included) after graduation. You can receive the gift certificate at the restaurant at the Meet & Greet or ask your hotel receptionist for one (Red Carpet Inn, Day's Inn, Sleep Inn, Navy Lodge, Great Lakes Motel, and participating Holiday Inn, Mariott, Residence Inn in the Great Lakes, North Chicago and Waukegan area).


The Meet & Greet includes:

- Free appetizer buffet which includes:

  • BBQ Rib Tips
  • Teriaki Wings
  • Buffalo Wings
  • Veggie Tray
  • Breaded Mushrooms
  • Tempura Batterred Onion Rings
  • and more fresh from our Kitchen

- Free music and Karaoke starting at 8:00pm

- $10 Gift Certificate for navy graduates meal (steak and seafood included)

- You may use your $10 gift certificate you received from participating hotels (or ask for one when you come in) for dinner during or after the Meet & Greet at Flanagan's.

- $1 Domestic Tap

- $2 Import Tap

- $2 Domestic Bottle

The Meet and Greet will begin at 5pm each Thusrday, or day before Graduation, and will end around 9pm.

We are located 2 minute drive from the Navy base and in walking distance of Red Carpet Inn, Day's Inn, Great Lakes Motel, and Sleep Inn and a quick 5 minute drive from Fountain Square (Waukegan) hotels.

Thank you for your support. God Bless our troops and much success to them, wherever their paths may lead.

tel: 847.689.9062

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Comment by Proud Mama on January 21, 2013 at 7:22pm

Three of us will be there:-)  Thanks so much!


Comment by Barkniel on January 18, 2013 at 11:25pm
3 coming thank you!
Comment by Ole-CorpsmanMom on January 18, 2013 at 12:32pm

There will be 2 of us attending for part of the time.

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