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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.

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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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Hi All,

A boot camp Dad posted this on facebook and I thought is was so good, I wanted to share it her:

The Five Stages Of Loved Ones During Basic Training. Stage

1: Denial ... The first thought is one of disbelief. The person cannot believe their Loved One wants to join the Navy. (Are you kidding me???) This stage is often accompanied by deep sighs and a hope that sanity will return.

 

Stage 2: Anger “OK. Are you are just doing this to get even with me for something? Why are you trying to be mean me? Have you sought professional help?“

Stage 3: Bargaining “If you don’t go, I will cook your favorite meal EVERY DAY.”

Stage 4: Depression “OMG, (He /She) really is gone to Boot Camp. I won’t get a letter for TWO WHOLE WEEKS! And no phone calls for a MONTH! And I won’t get to see (him / her) for TWO MONTHS!!! Sigh… Life as I have known it is over… “

Stage 5: Acceptance “PIR is almost here!!! I am so excited!!! I am so proud!!! What am I going wear? How do I get there? Can my entire extended family attend? Can I stand next to my Sailor during PIR? Will there be an entire team of photographers and videographers dedicated to my Sailor’s every move? Can I meet (him / her) outside before they march in? Can I come live in their Division area with them until Graduation Day??? Etc… etc… And then suddenly, before you know it, you are sitting there and the door rises and in they march in to the Drill Hall ...

 

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thank u

That is great .... never looked at my emotions as 1,2,3,4,5 but wow dead on!  Thanks and to all the others out there I applaude all parents that raised good responsible kids.  My son knew from age 8 he was going Navy, I on the other hand did not realize 11 years later that time would actually come.  :)  Very proud and hats to all of them too.

 

I love this. I think I'm between 4-5. :)

Those were my thoughts exactly !!  I'm going to miss him dearly......but am sooooo Proud that he is following in his fathers footsteps (25 years retired).  

Thank you for making me realize that I now must share my only son with the Navy.  I am very proud of my son.  I will definitely miss having him around for the holidays and especially my birthday.

 

We are still trying to adjust to this new way of life.

Thank you for this

Love this... thanks

Very nice... thank you for sharing..

Is there only a limited amount of people able to attend Graduation?Are kids included in the # of people able to attend or is it just adults?kids seperately?

On your personal page (yes, you have one - just click MY PAGE tab on above menu bar), you'll find a welcoming message from me. It has a link to our survival guide. You should read everything and make sure to click on the links. On of the links is to the Recruit Training Command site, look at the Family Guide (you should print this out and refer to it often) - it'll have important information like how many guest, etc.

Remember kids 12 and under do not count towards the 4 guests. 

UPDATE ON PIR GUESTS.

Go to the RTC site, under the Family tab, Graduation sub tab, you'll find information that affects the immediate upcoming graduation. Click link below.

     http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/upcoming_grads.asp

You should also read the following discussion by FireTeamLeaderWife (member of Navy4Mom and creator of many PIR groups)

   EXTRA GUESTS - Will NO LONGER BE ALLOWED into GRADUATION (PIR)

Are there five stages for our SR's in boot camp? 

1. Stage 1: What the "h e double toothpicks" have I gotten myself into" (this is the only thing we have heard from our SR so far, so I don't know the rest of the stages.  Can somebody fill them in for me?

2. Stage 2: ....

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