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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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So my husband will graduate from college in August. He had plans of being a high school science teacher but we are in Texas and the way things are going people aren't hiring :( Military has always been on his mind but he always said he would finish college first.  Well now it is decision time. He went and spoke with a recruiter and got more information and I have searched high and low to learn everything I can. Right now the pros are more than the cons and I'm not sure if I like that or not.  Anyways - one thing we have yet to do (still in all the early stages of this) is talk to our parents. I have no clue how they will react or what to even say to them.  I think that part makes me more nervous than him actually joining. He wants to just inform them of the decision we make if it is a yes, but I would MUCH rather prefer to get their thoughts and opinions before fully deciding this. Any suggestions on the best way to bring it up and how to handle having that hard conversation?


We are both very close to our families and the separation from them is what I find myself having the hardest time with. It is SO hard to determine God's will from our own wants. I will gladly take any help you may have!

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hi kasi finding a job is hard to do at this time but the military is also pretty full does your husband have a few jobs he is interested in .he should find at least five  that looks good for him some days there are no jobs open .there is no harm in asking your family what they think about everything  tell them what you would like to do see wat they think but in the end its up to you and your husband whats best for you both everyone will have a different thought give your parents time to get used to what you tell them  if they thought he was going to school and they had no idea about  him even thinking about the military but ev erything will work out ok  good luck to you both let us know what you decide


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