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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).  


RTC Graduation

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

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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I sill haven't heard from my son and he is supposed to graduate 4/24/15 from bootcamp.  Do you know the typical time to when we will be getting the " I am a sailor" call?

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Typically early afternoon (2:00pm?) until early evening (8:00pm?). YMMV.

Today, there time?

Please read:

"They do not go on Friday or Saturday nights because of the weekend and Captains Cup (a fun athletic competition between the divisions in that TG) on Saturday. Then they can resume on Sunday-Wednesday nights, depending on how large the PIR group is and how many of those nights they will need."

No Saturday night BST means no Sunday calls.

I do not know your time zone, so any conversion is up to you.

No call here either and I heard we get an invitation in the mail. I haven't received one. I never got his form letter either , had to put things together. No password either. It's kinda making me sick to my stomach. Have everything booked & packed.

If you don't get the Password to be able to drive onto the RTC, you will need to take a shuttle or taxi to the RTC or park across the street and walk in. Do you know who your recruit has listed or will be listing on the Access List? Ask when you get the "I'm a Sailor!" call. Let your Sailor know who will be coming to PIR (up to 4 people)  when you get the call. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend.

Check your My Page.

I did read that without a password I would have other means to get in so I wasn't to worried because that had a solution. But I am going to verify the guest with my SR. Hopefully it all goes well.
We just heard from ours yesterday evening 5/21 around 5pm. He is Div. 155. Both 155 and 156 passed BST.

Shawna, mines div 157 sure hope I hear from him today!!!

Speciala, my son is also div 157. I heard from him Monday but not the call we expected. "Don't come , I'm not graduating". But I 'm hopeful I still get my "I'm a Sailor" call

Well, I totally know how you must have felt.  My husband and I were devastated.  I could tell by my sons voice that he was devastated.  I felt so bad for him.  Its kind of strange because we have only heard positive things from him this whole time except he was sick for a week and they made him have all his wisdom teeth out and he was out another week so I am sure he missed out on a lot.  We cancelled our plans to go to graduation because we live in California and it would have been to difficult to try to start all over.  I am hopeful too that I will receive the call soon.  I will then see him at Nuke school next month maybe.  I would just like to be able to sit down and have a good long talk on the phone with him if anything.  I really hated the scripted calls.  I have no idea what he failed in.  They wouldn't let him talk more than 10 seconds.  Again I felt so bad for my son as I know you did for yours.  Just breaks hearts.......

Dont lose hope!! I just got my call, he passed. He won't walk with his div but he will be there! Again I pray you get your call.

That is good news. Why won't he walk with his division? He should be back with his division as long he has had BST before Thursday night. Usually only those who have BST Thursday night do not have march and stand for PIR. Those who were moved to FIT and pass BST return to their division and PIR with them. You could mean that he passed his PFA today and now will have BST Thursday night and then that makes sense.


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