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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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This Discussion is for loved ones of Recruits in Divisions 337 and 338. These are Brother Divisions and your Recruits will be training together, so perhaps you would like to get to know each other on here.

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Oh they make them where tighty whities or granny panties for the girls.  My son is a boxer guy.  I think they have to earn wearing their civies & underware in A school.  My son told his sister to tell Mom (Me) to stop sending the questionaires, he thought they were goofey!
They can change to their own underwear as soon as they leave the RTC.  Underwear don't count as civies so they don't have to wait to Phase up to wear their preferred type.
Lemonelephant - Do you know if they still have to be white?  Or does it matter?
It doesn't matter. My Sailor was just home and he had several colors--more gray, navy, and black though.  I wonder what he'd think if he knew I was discussing his underwear.  LOL

My son would turn quite red I'm sure, but he asked me to bring white and it seems they don't make the kind he likes in white - or they only come one in a package with navy and black ones.  Whew - now I know what to buy so I can get it all washed and ready.  At least SOME of them will be white.  hahaha.


My Sailor had boxers and boxer briefs--he was strictly a boxer guy before leaving.  He didn't have any white ones with him, but maybe he would need white ones for his Dress Whites, which he didn't bring home--except for the places that never switch to Dress Blues (Hawaii, for example), the fleet will be switching to Dress Blues in the next couple of weeks, some next week and some the week after.

I think as long as they aren't tighty whities, he will be happy ....  :-)

Does anyone know if they can have their own "real" running shoes during A school?  Maybe this is one of those things that should go in the first care package...


I have no idea, my son had packed a bag with stuff he wanted, but he never answered my questions in a letter so I figure I will take it in the car to the hotel and he can pick out anything that he may be able to take on the plane,  The rest I will bring home and mail to him at A school.
Great idea!  Thanks

Yes, he can if he wants them.  Ask before sending them due to space and that they have running shoes.


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