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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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Gate Pass - Anyone else out there without a password for gate pass?

We are leaving for GL for my sons PIR on thursday 10/14/10. I lost the original letter that my son sent me with the password for the Gate Pass. I called the Public relations number and was told to tell my son to ask his RDC for the number and that he would then be able to call me back just to tell me the password.  Yesturday during a scheduled call I explained the process to my son and he said that he would do it asap. I havent heard a thing and I'm getting worried that I may not get the password in time....HELP.. anyone familiar with this?   Thank you ahead of time.

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This is going to be tough on short notice.

Do you have a phone number to contact his unit or RDC directly? This is usually something they would send you shortly after he got to bootcamp so you would have a way to contact him in case of emergency. (At least they used to do it that way) I would try to call that number directly.

Worst case scenario, I'm guessing the local hotels will be full of parents going to the same place you are. I don't know if the passwords are unit specific, but you might be able to get it from one of them once you get in town, or even carpool onto base so you can still get there.
Thanks so much. Fortunately my husband found "The
Letter" last night. My son never did call with the password so
I was very relieved to find it. Thanks again LT!
If he doesn't call in time, you could skip driving on to the base during PIR (the line of cars is awesome) and take a hotel shuttle, (usually free and so handy!) have him get the password and print out from hotel computer if you need to drive back on to the base to pick him up later.
Finally found " The Letter". Love your advise. Sounds like the shuttle may be the way to go. Thank you very much!


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