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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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I tried this somewhere else, but the people who responded just started attacking my fiances character....  Saying they could never respect him for wussing out... among other not so nice things. =\


Well, my question is, how likely could it be for my fiance to be discharged from the Navy?  Right now he has 5 fractures in his shins, and he has made up his mind that the Navy life is not the one he can be happy in.  He wants to be with his family as much as possible.    They told him stories of men not being able to see family for years... but to us even months is hard.  He wants to start a family and be happy....  and can't see the Navy helping with that, especially with my emotional instability.  I'm sure he's been scared while at boot camp, because I tend to freak out emotionally a lot.  Dern disorders. Hahaha.


Well.. with his injuries, I'm wondering if he'd be able to be discharged.  He has apparently talked about it with people there, since he knows there are things they will not let him take home after being discharged, and that it could take anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months.  


Please don't question his or my character here...  He's apparently made up his mind, even with all my encouragement, telling him I'd support him no matter what.. (even though that's not how I felt a lot of the time...)   I just want to know if it's POSSIBLE... and how long you think it'd take...

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hi, squeekerz--it's pianomom1--how are your SR's injuries?  does he feel like he is improving any?  does he still do any training at all?

it's been interesting reading all these posts!   hopefully, i can find a group to talk with me about my SR's issues.

Hi. :)   His injuries are a little better, he said.  He is still in phase one and has to use crutches as needed, but he doesn't know how long it would take to fully heal.


He's still on the fence about staying or trying to be discharged.  

Thank you so much!  :)  Hopefully he calls tomorrow and I can ask about his progress.  Last time we talked he was still on crutches.


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