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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 9/9/2011Meet and Greet

Event Details

PIR 9/9/2011Meet and Greet

Time: September 8, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ramada Waukegan
Street: 200 N. Green Bay Road
City/Town: Waukegan, Illinois
Event Type: meet, and, greet
Latest Activity: Sep 8, 2011

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Event Description

This is a great way to meet other Navy families with the same PIR date.  See you there!

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Comment by Shari (FTS ATI) Mom on September 7, 2011 at 9:09pm
thank you Laura for the heads up on the rental car agreement. I am going to see if my SR's girlfriend and I can come over to to the meet and greet from our hotel,  I hope we can, but it will be at around 8pm
Comment by Laura on September 7, 2011 at 1:10am

Shari 03/299 - Be sure to have the car rental agreement with you when you approach the main gate.  You will need it to be allowed on base. 

Great Lakes is smaller than you would expect for a Navy base.  It is on Lake Michigan but there aren't any ships docked there.  It is a training base for "A" schools, headquarters & Navy facilities.  The only housing on the base is for the top brass.  All of the other housing is about 1/2 mile off base.

That being said, there is a very nice beach, movie theatre, restaurant and athletic fields.  Be sure to pick up a map at the gate.

Comment by Shari (FTS ATI) Mom on September 7, 2011 at 12:46am
I believe the meet & greet is for all PIR 9/9.
Comment by Laura on September 5, 2011 at 3:20am

The Meet & Greet is for all family members of the sailors who are graduating on 9-9.

It doesn't matter which division your loved one is in, all are welcome to attend! 

Comment by Seahawk32 on September 3, 2011 at 9:11pm
I'm a little confused is the meet and greet for both Bro Div's or just 299 and would anyone know where I would go to get a look at the Div300 Tee's?
Comment by LuvMySailor!~Michelle on September 3, 2011 at 9:23am
I think we should plan on taking a group photo!! Then we can show our SR's how we all came together for a common cause and support!!
Comment by LuvMySailor!~Michelle on September 3, 2011 at 9:00am
I ordered a sweatshirt yesterday and she said it would be 3-4 weeks. That's ok, at least I will have one. One of the ladies posted a picture of it and it is WAY COOL.
Comment by Shari (FTS ATI) Mom on September 2, 2011 at 11:41pm
jennk the shirts are being made by a company called Posideon they print the picture of the flag which the divisions design themselves. I think it might be to late to order now, if you would like a 299 shirt I may have an extra sz lg. and the ribbons are something Lala makes herself you can contact her if you want to order them with your daughters name and division to wear at PIR
Comment by jennk on September 2, 2011 at 11:15pm
I am so confused about the shirts and ribbons.  This is all so new to me and my daughters PIR is 9/9!  Help lol
Comment by Zaxmom on September 2, 2011 at 5:07pm
"JENNSMOM" is staying there too so I can give them to her at the meet and greet. She can either meet up with you or leave them at the front desk for you I'm sure. Don't panic about it. I think we are all spinning right now. I know I am!

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