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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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South Bay Meet and Greet

Event Details

South Bay Meet and Greet

Time: July 30, 2014 from 12pm to 1pm
Location: San Jose, CA
Street: 3137 Stevens Creek Boulevard
City/Town: San Jose, CA 95117
Website or Map:
Phone: 408-246-4605
Event Type: meet, and, greet
Organized By: hikermom
Latest Activity: Jul 30, 2014

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Event Description

An informal gathering for lunch. This place has been named 'Best Pizza' and 'Best Italian Restaurant' again this year by the San Jose Mercury readers. There is a great lunch special for $7.99. Feel free to stay later if that works for you!

All are welcome!

Please RSVP so we have enough chairs set aside for you!

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Comment by BunkerQB on July 30, 2014 at 12:25pm

Sorry for missing out. Everything is backed up this week. Just can't get done everything I need to do today.

Comment by hikermom on July 29, 2014 at 8:49pm

Christine, no worries, there will be more - most are on the weekend!

Comment by Christine Proud Son of ET on July 26, 2014 at 1:55am

Great place to meet but I live in Pleasanton and work in San Mateo so  a mid afternoon get together isn't possible. :)

Comment by hikermom on July 24, 2014 at 11:55am

the_nananas..., that's great - it's a perfect kids place!

Comment by hikermom on July 24, 2014 at 10:56am

Thanks for all the notes - you all will be missed but I certainly understand. I am trying to vary the days/times of the MNG to make it more accessible. This is a low-key get together and I look forward to seeing those that can make it! 

Comment by lori on July 21, 2014 at 1:48pm

Sorry, we will miss this one as we have to work, and will be getting ready for our sailor who will be coming home on the 1st or 2nd after A School before going on to his station at Lemore, (outside Fresno.)  He was disappointed to not get San Diego, but Lemore is closer to home, so we are excited.  Have fun.

S12thborn Comment by S12thborn on July 17, 2014 at 2:38am

I'm sorry that I can't make it to the Meet&Greet as I have a Class from 2:00pm. Hope all have a great time!

Comment by Baker on July 11, 2014 at 10:51am

I can not make this one. Moving my son back home from college. Have fun everyone. Take plenty of pictures, please. :>)

Comment by joyfulmom on July 10, 2014 at 6:25pm

Thank you for putting this together, Hikermom! I will try my best to make it--would love to see everyone again!

Comment by Sandy H on July 10, 2014 at 4:50pm

Thank you Hikermom for Posting. Alan and I will attend. We are currently camping so I am very happy that you planned this event. I look forward to seeing all of you again!

Navy Hugs, Sandy H

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