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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 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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My son is graduation on Aug.7th and my daughter's rehearsal dinner is that same evening. I fly out of Boston on the 6th at 7:00pm arrive in Chicago at 9:30pm. The morning of the 7th I go to his graduation and must leave by 10:30am to drive back to O'Hare Airport for a 12:30 flight back to Boston. I arrive in Boston at 3:55 then need to drive at a good pace to get to Mt Washington Hotel in NH by 6:30...I will most likely be late to the rehearsal but probably on time for the dinner.

Does anyone know the best means of transportation from the airport to my hotel (Quality Inn 2 miles from base) then from Inn to graduation then from graduation to airport? Im wondering if I should rent a car or take a taxi? I hear that there is a train out there. Does anyone know the name of the train station to contact or if it is reliable? I am in a bit of a crunch!

My son, Taylor, is asking permission (hopefully this week) to attend the wedding as he is officiating his sister's wedding on the 9th. Yes, a big day for both of my children.

Any help is much appreciated!


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Contact the PAO at the RTC at 847-688-2405 or and they will assist you. I prefer email because you have a written record of the exchange.

Contact the PAO at NAS Pensacola at 850-452-2552 or

What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? Leave a comment on my My Page or here. Also check your My Page.

Thank you lemonelephant for all of your help! You truly are a God sent! :) Taylor specialty is Technical Aviation; not sure if that is the real title but that may be close enough.

:0 Thank you!

Perhaps you mean Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) or the Avionics Technician (AV) field. I will leave the info for that on your My Page. If that is not the correct rating let me know.


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