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


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Just a word to the wise, don't tick off the Chief !

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hahaha....that was cute and I'm sure everyone on these boards can use a little laugh.

Thanks Craig,


Seen that one, also seen the one where his name is Seaman.  lol

My son had one that was named John  Deere. He just called him JD

We had a Davey Jones, a Donald Duch (yes, pronounced duck), and indeed, a Seaman Seeman, while I was at Glakes.

Our ET shop and tech control nearly had a full chess set: Castle, Knight, King, and Bishop.  We needed a Pawn, and were pretty sure we had a Queen, but no one would say so....

When I was in Orlando going through "A" school, we had one sailor that had the last name of Stains.  

During muster (roll call) the LPO would call out "Seaman Stains"... the whole divsion would giggle, but being an official thing, the LPO would get ticked and yell out "Do we have to do this EVERY morning?", then have to do push ups.  We tried to stop, but there was always someone that would giggle so we ended up doing more push ups every morning.  We did this for weeks until this guy transferred.... Man, our division was really buffed because of this sailor...

This is pretty much the same response the LPO got:

Oh, yeah, I'd have giggled too.

I love it I just cut and pasted that pic to send to my hubby..... He's a chief.  He'll geta kick out of it.

Lola...we had that pic in my Chief's mess.  I am also a Chief :~}  Sure your hubby will get a  kick out of it


Thank You,  for the picture I think it's cute.  He's not in a really good mood today... so I will wait on showing him till later.  :o)




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