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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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I saw a discussion thread like this on another group and thought I would borrow the idea so we can all share the funny things or touching things our SR's write home about in their letters.  So anyone that has already recieved letters from their SR's please share any funny comments that they are sending back home.  As soon as I get a letter, I'll post...

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Too funny!!
Ok my daughter lost her glasses a day before bootcamp and it was to late to order some more so she said she would get them later...well she wrote me and said " I got these GOGGLE looking glasses but its ok mom cuz imma swagg'em out! " LOL! She also said " hey at least I can see! "
too funny!
My SR wrote a letter telling me he was hiding behind his bed to write me while everyone else was shining their shoes.  He then proceeded to draw me a picture of the compartment with an "x" and "i am here".  It made me laugh.
That is hilarious!!
I wondered how they were able to write in their bunks. Nice... LOL you can just picture this.
this is from my daughters letter home " people wonder what it would be like living in the real world house ( Dad thats on MTV its a reality tv show) well they all are idots. it sucks. I'm living with 92 girls. Ther's always trash talking, crying and fighting this Beats Jersey Shore.( Dad its another reality tv show on Mtv)
hahahahahaha too funny!!!!
Love all the funny comments!!  The only thing my son said about the food is that its good but its no home cooking! And that he can eat as many desserts as he wants but that his RDC will get it back one way or he chooses not to eat any.
yes indeed! haha
My SR said this" I want to do the family christmas exchange this year. Don't know if the bf will be there or not will find out more when i get out of prison, oh sh*t i mean boot camp"
Too funny!


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