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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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My son leaves Indianapolis, Thursday, Oct. 28. Any other moms out there with children starting at the same time?

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hey there...welcome. I posted a greeting message on your page when you joined Sept 8...put have deleted it and posted my new greeting message....please go to your page...see the tab at the top here "My Page" click on it and scroll down to read comments left for you. There have been others to leave you messages.

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My boyfriend left on Oct. 25 and other members of his DEP group were leaving a couple days after.
We'll have to wait and see if they know each other. Shouldn't be too long before we get their addresses. What is he planning to do? My son's going AT in the nuclear program, submarines.
Nuclear program as well. :) But he wants to be on a carrier.

I actually just called down to my bf's recruiter, who of course was out to lunch, but he is going to call me back with his address. You might try that so you don't have to wait. :) I only called since I was not going to be sent his address. He's such a good son, he sent it to his mom and gave her the I made it to basic call.
I got our info. He's ship 07, Div. 036. Got the box today too. No surprises, except his notecards with the general orders on them. He was still studying the night before he left MEPS.
lol So was my bf. haha He's Ship 03 Div. 022.
Yes My son left for BC on 10/28 have you received his address yet?
No letter yet. I have an addy from the recruiter I'm using for now.
My son left on the 28th. This is my second son in 7 months going to bootcamp! The 1st one got out of A-School in August and is already deployed in the Arabian Sea. This one will be a MT, Missle Tech, on Submarines. Got the box Monday, Nov. 1st. Got the letter yesterday, Nov. 3rd. Also got an unexpected call from him last night saying that he needed information to complete some paperwork. He was obviously in someone's office and couldn't talk. Just said what he needed. Supposed to call back tonight to get the information he requested.
They're bound to be in the same PIR, I would think. Still no letter, and I'm so darned close I could drive up and get it. Phooie! Hope the call went well.
recieved the letter yesterday ship03 Div 031!
Keepin my fingers crossed that we get our letters today!


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