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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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Has anyone whose SR arrived at Great Lakes on Tuesday 11/10 received their letter yet?  And if yes, what graduation date did it indicate?  Thanks!

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I received the box Monday, when others started receiving Friday.  No letter yet.  But even though I live fairly close to a major city, I am serviced by a small, rural post office.  That usually adds a day.  I am hoping to get the letter tomorrow.  Recruiter gave me a ship, division, address, and PIR date but I am waiting for the official letter.  Per recruiter, Div 058 and PIR 01/08/16.

Still no letter.:(
My daughter shipped on 11/10 as well, received box on the 13th. It's now the 21st and still no letter, trying to be patient. But good to hear PIR has been the same for others that went out on the 10th. Hopefully it will be ours as well.

Finally got the form letter yesterday (Saturday); my son's PIR date is 1/8/16.

Trish, I believe some of the recruits that arrived last Monday have a PIR date of 12/31/15...just thought you should know
Sorry, I thought trish was saying they arrived to BC on the 9th.
Not necessarily just waiting on the last divisions for 01/08. My son is in Div. 56 and I am still waiting on my letter. Just got his box 11/16/15.

I stand corrected!  My letter did arrive on Saturday...the stinker sent it to my work address for some reason :)  And he addressed the letter with a funny salutation that we usually make fun of people for using, so it cracked me up.  There wasn't any personal message, but at least I know his sense of humor is still intact.

It confirms what the recruiter told me:  Ship 11, Div 58, PIR 01/08/16.


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