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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.


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San Francisco Bay Area - Mare Island

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San Francisco Bay Area - Mare Island

Time: May 17, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
Location: Mare Island Museum
Street: 1100 Railroad Avenue at 8th Street
City/Town: Vallejo (Mare Island Museum, across from Alden Park)
Website or Map:…
Event Type: meet, and, greet
Organized By: hikermom
Latest Activity: Feb 11, 2017

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Event Description

A casual get together for a picnic lunch and a museum visit.

Arrive anytime after 10am. The museum visit is optional, is first come, first served and costs $4.00.

Lunch will be at the nearby picnic tables. Bring your own bag lunch/drinks plus one side to share if you want. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, too!

Mare Island Historic Park Foundation
Artifacts Museum

Housed in Building 46 (built in 1855 and a former pipe shop until 1984).

Located at 1100 Railroad Avenue at 8th Street on Mare Island, across from Alden Park, there is ample parking, and easy access to the Park, St. Peter's chapel, the Mansions of Officer's Row, and the waterfront along Mare Island strait.

Want to find the Museum? Just look for the 35 foot Patrol Boat with shark's teeth in front!

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LoriLAB Comment by LoriLAB on May 16, 2014 at 7:08pm

I too am so happy you and Ed are coming and also happy to hear that you are feeling better.  Inexpensive hotel in San Diego, no way.  Homewood Suites is near the base.  peace

Comment by hikermom on May 16, 2014 at 12:21pm

cogurr, it will be great to see you and I am so glad you are feeling better! I just needed a rough count so we know how many tables to save. We are also bringing our camp chairs.  This is very relaxed and low key. I asked everyone to bring their own picnic lunch and something to share if they want. You could bring utensils for your shared dish..

Comment by Wendy4Cody on May 15, 2014 at 11:25am
Have her try I have had really good luck booking with them.
Comment by cogurr on May 15, 2014 at 11:20am

Does anybody know of an inexpensive, but decent hotel/motel in San Diego?  My newly married niece (2 weeks) is not yet able to live with her sailor husband, but wants to visit him this weekend.  Navy Lodge is full :-( 

Comment by cogurr on May 15, 2014 at 11:17am

I hope it is not too late to RSVP.  Ed and I would like to attend.  I have been very sick from chemo, so did not want to commit, but have finally turned the corner and feel good.  I would like to bring a pasta salad.  Should I bring paper plates and forks, too?

Comment by hikermom on May 13, 2014 at 7:34pm

LuvKyle24, how are you doing with all this Navy stuff? If you want, I can stay a bit later if you have questions or need support.

Comment by hikermom on May 13, 2014 at 7:31pm

It will great to see you there, Lorilab - and granddaughter!

Comment by LuvKyle24 on May 13, 2014 at 6:13pm

I would like to be able to go to this event and meet other navy families. However I work this saturday til 1 pm and wont be able to get there in time. My husband left for bootcamp april 15 and graduates in june. Hopefully I will be able to make the next event

Comment by carleys_nana on May 13, 2014 at 3:36pm

Hi, Lori.....looking forward to seeing you and the cutie pie on Saturday!!!  Judi

LoriLAB Comment by LoriLAB on May 13, 2014 at 3:24pm

I will be showing off my granddaughter at the picnic!!!!!  See you then.


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