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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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Has anyone who's SR left last week gotten their form letter today? I'm hoping to get mine today or the next day or two.. I'm so ready to start planning my trip and my countdown to see my boy!!!how long does it usually take after receiving the box?

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Start off by joining the group "PIR 12/31/2015 TG 08"

Shortly, there will be individual discussions within that group for all the divisions.

My daughter is graduating 12/31, she is in division 052.  I'm not sure how all of that works either.  I've seen lots of ships and divisions posted but none that match up. 

The discussion I refereed to on Tuesday is now available, Ship 12 (USS Triton) Divisions 051 and 052 (Brother Divisions)

Also, you may want to read the page Ship/Division--How it Works

My son will also graduate on 12/31. He is in divsion 50 shipe 06. I don't know how you find mom's of recruits in the same division. I have joined the PIR group and haven't had much success there with building relationships with other moms.
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Nervousnellie what division is your SR in? I didn't really check around, I had already decided on which hotel I wanted so I didn't compare rates. It's across street from meet and greet and pretty close to base

I received my son's box last Friday 11/13 & I received his form letter yesterday 11/16. He arrived at BC on 11/10. Form letter states PIR is 01/08/16 (for my son that is). Anyone receive their form letter stating their recruit is Ship 14 Div 056?

Hopefully you will!!  I live in Indiana, so it is extremely close & he arrived at Ohare airport around 3:00pm on the 10th. I don't know how long they stay at the airport until they are taken to the Base though. Good Luck! It was like a weight was lifted when we received both!! Missing my Squeak (that's his nickname & he would kill me if he knew I put it out there!) But of course, I don't care!!  :)

Hello. My son is on Ship 14 DIV 055. Our boys will be working together I believe throughout BC. He is graduating on 1/8 as well. This is our second rodeo (my daughter graduated in March this year) so let me know if you have any questions. (My boy is Bubba Ham or Spider Ham)

That's awesome! How did your daughter say it was? I am on pins and needles wondering what he is doing or how he is handling everything. Squeak is physically fit it is the "attention to detail" that worries me about him. Best of luck to your son Bubba/Spider Ham!  (what a nickname!! :)~ )


NO LETTER! Today is another bad day!!! J.D. left on the 10th. I got his box that Friday. I was sure I would get the form letter. Has anyone with a child leaving from Texas on the 10th recieved a form letter yet?


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