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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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my fiance left. the 19th for bootcamp and here its only the 22 and i got the box. :/ i thought i was fine and strong untill today. now all i can do is cry. i feel a pain and emptiness i never thought i could feel. i cant even bare to look in it and put his things away. all ican do is stare at this big brown box that is sitting on the couch and cry and then cry some more. any suggestions on ways of making this feeing go away for now. :'( i need the help and support of all. thank you all so much.

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Yeah, it does take time. You just have to keep telling yourself that you can get through this. That two months will be over before you know it. That you'll be together again soon.
yeah. i have another question thoough. will he get in trouble if he getts married the weekend he graduates? we are planning on getting married in IL during his weekend liberty on graduation weekend? its something we've wanted to do and this has made us sure its what we both want. any help or suggestions or rules we should know about before we tie the knot.
He shouldn't, as long as you don't go past 50 miles of Great Lakes and he stays in uniform. It will mean more paperwork, though, and depending on where he goes for A school, you may have to wait to get your ID card, etc. But remember, he could be a grad and go, which means you may not have much time to run to the courthouse, etc. *eloped*
yeah. i am worried about him being a grad and go. but i am hoping and praying that we will get the whole weekend. :) i know it is never predictible but everyone he talked to before leaving his recruiter and master chief and all. they all said that he would most likely be going to a school in IL or FL because his job is an aecf. and they require a lot of schooling.
Actually I'm going to refer you to Hoppi she's an active duty Chief that works on the A school side of Gl....there are a few rules/regulations about new sailors getting married on PIR weekend.
jessicab. how do i get a hold of her to talk to her and ask her a few questions that i have?
I just sent her a message and she'll find you. It may be a bit but she's usually pretty quick. She's matter of fact and to the point and her info is always right on target because she knows her stuff.
thank you so much! i know everyone means well. but i've been getting so many different answers about everything its hard to know which one is exactly great it will be good to know this time! thank you jessicab
yes it does. i thank you for not trying to get around the truth. i understand that they will not pay for me to move up there and i am fine paying for it. i just want to be there wiht him. but i will not continue the plans and get him in trouble but i am curious what kind of trouble will the recruits get in? both a friend and me weere planning on marrying our fiances during pir bc they left at the same time. but that is no longer an option. i am just curious. but i have another question. since you really seem to know exactly what your are talking about. what is the likelyhood his request for leave of our unborn child being approved even though we are not married.?
Well, the answer you get from Hoppi may not be what you're looking for but it will be the RIGHT info.
Exactly and the truth is ALWAYS best even if it IS not what you want to hear. It will save you a lot of grief.

Thanks for all that you do. Both on here and at RTC.
Have you gotten your ship/division and grad date yet?


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