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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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Does anyone know of a great place to stay when I go see my son graduate on July 9th?

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the Navy Lodge is cheap and close to base. Just google Navy Lodge and you can find it. You don't have to have a Sailor check you into this one for PIR.
Set me straight on this....Most PIR is on Friday? We get up there on Thursday night should we stay in GL or Chicago, and then on Friday - Saturday - Sunday nights he has to be back at base by 8/9pm?? So if he is planning to hang out with us through that weekend should we stay at which location? And reading the guidelines for having an automobile on base is that for visiting guest or is that for the sailor?
our daughter's PIR is this Friday 7/9...we are staying at the Ramada Inn - Waukegan and that is where a lot of the Meet & Greets are just for convenience...they shuttle you there so you don't have to deal with parking. It's $79 per night...the kids (most of them) get liberty through Sun night and yes, have to be back at their "ship" by 9PM each night. We are staying Fri - Mon. Best of luck!
Everyone, if you have not been to graduation before, REALLY try to get to the gate by I think 6:00a.m. you want to be the first ones in. If you get stuck in the balcony the view is terrible. You want to be on the floor where you can sit RIGHT in front of your sailors division.
I agree :))) And then after graduation it is easier to get to your sailor :)))
If your recruit is part of a small graduation, don't worry too much about getting there early. My son's group has 9 divisions, and I got there at 8:30 (late flight, had a hard time waking up) and there was still tons of good seating. There were whole empty sections, the place was less than 1/2 full.

Also, some moms prefer the balcony level because you get a better angle for pictures, and you can see better. Many parents who sat in the lower level had a hard time seeing their new sailors because other sailors were in the way. I was lucky, mine is 6'5" and stood out head and shoulders - literally. But except for those in the first row, I couldn't see any of the other sailors.

Here's a photo from the lower level.

Sounds good $99 is very reasonable and nice to know someone who actually stayed there. Thanks best wishes to you and yours!
check the brochure he sent you, it seems to have very reasonable places and prices.
When will the brochure be sent?
i got mine with my son's letter. the one that gives you the address they are at and graduation date.


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