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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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Does ANYONE Have a SR in Ship 12 who left for basic on 12-10-12?

My boyfriend is in ship 12 and his recruiter gave me a wacked up address. We got his box already just waiting for his graduation info packet thingy with his correct address. I believe he is div either 090 or 091 but i'm not taking chances and sending letters until i know for SURE.

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Those divisions have PIR on 02/08/2013, so join the group, PIR 02/08/2013, to to connect with others with loved ones training with your SR. Yes, it is a good idea to wait on the form letter before mailiing letters.

You may also want to join, or at least check out, Boot Camp Moms (we accept all loved ones), PIR Reference Information, and New Members Stop Here. There will be a lot of great information and support for you in those groups as well as in the PIR group. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions within the groups.

You could also check out Girlfriends, Fiances,and Wives of Sailors, Navy Girlfriends, and Boot Camp Girlfriends.

(Group names within this reply are clickable links.)

I found out Monday his div is 090 and PIR is 08FEB13 :D

Great!  Divisions 089 and 090 are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 together, so look for others with loved ones in either division.  There will later be a discussion within the PIR 02/08/2013 group for the two divisions.

My daughter is in ship 12 division 089 also it must be a large group we just received her letter and she is only allowed three guests. The address I received from the recruiter also was not completely correct but I've talked to other moms and they said they will still get their mail.

Hi, Just wanted to say my daughter is also on Ship 12 Division 089. and got her form letter today :)


Hi - my daughter is in 12 / 089.  I actually received a call from her yesterday, because of her clearance.  Her rate /job is Cryptology Technician.  We're from the Cleveland Ohio area

when did she ship? just sayin your lucky and im so jealous you got a phone call. my bf is fts/aecf

melanie l., Sometime between now and the end of BC you should join Cryptology ~ CTI ~ CTM ~ CTN ~ CTR ~ CTT ~.  Which one will her rating (job or specialty) be?  CTI has "A" School in Monterey, CA at the Defense Language Institute and CTM, CTN, CTR, and CTT have "A" School in Corry Station, FL (near Pensacola) at the Center for Information Dominance (CID).  There are other groups you may want to join as well.

It doesn't have the Div. #on the return address part of the envelope his graduation papers came in?

He may have just been in a hurry and left it off.  As long as you have the Division number, there is no problem.  You must include the division number when writing to him.

Join the group, PIR 02/08/2013 TG 13 - 14 Divisions (089-100, 806 and 913), if his division is included in that TG.  Also, you may want to join, or at least check out, Boot Camp Moms, PIR Reference Information, and New Members Stop Here. There will be a lot of great information and support for you in those groups as well as in the PIR group. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) and Discussions within the groups.

(Group names within this reply are clickable links.  To join a group, click on the group name and after the group page opens, click on “+ Join...” in the upper right.)


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