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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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I need HELP BIG TIME PLEASE !!!!! i seen alot of you help with your wonderful advice please help me ( this has to do with a little bit of every thing)

Hi i need some help Please!

1st on what to pack for my sailor to give to him when he leaves for Pensacola PIR 08/19/2011

like can i give him, his

  • cell phone and charger( is he go be able to use it and when) would he be able to use it anytime after he gets there(Fl)
  • i heard he needs a lock on his things for inspections that they have ( should i buy him one or would the already have one for him)
  • what about any clothes/shoes (any specific color/type)
  • and what kind of bag should i use( color,how many straps)

Also i would like to know how soon would i be able to see him , how do we go about that and how do he have to do this .

 Lastly,If you experience (or know anything about ) getting married while he is in A-school can you tell me how / what the process like/ and what i (we)need to do to get married. {this is not like a rush marriage we been
planing this wedding for some time.An we really wanna get married now (so we
decided to just get married with just us 2) but we missed our chance before he
left to Boot Camp(and that's the way it's still gonna be we just need to know
how) so any suggestion's on after boot camp (he has 7 hrs after graduation) or
during A-school he's there for 2years.if it helps i don't plan on moving to
Fl,the only time I'm moving is when he gets his first orders( i heard it's
easier that way) but i want them ( the navy ) to recognize me an help us(as
married) out you know, and  I'm not pregnant ( we don't have any kids) and we're both U.S.
citizens and aged.

Thanks i wanna do this right an not get him in trouble .

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I met my son at the airport with his backpack that he packed before he left. It contained his own undies, a pair of jeans, shorts, and 2 tshirts, flip flops, along with his camera, cell phone, computer, and chargers. Although he wasn't allowed to wear his civies until phase 2 he wore them in his room. lol. He is at Corry.

About the married thing: one of my former students just got married to someone who is in a school last weekend. I don't know the details but she is moving next week.  So it can happen. Also, one of my Nuke friends married her sailor the weekend after PIR in Charleston. I know it is different there because the school is 2 years long.  Wish I could help you more.

you have help you gave me some ideas on what to pack for him and a boost of encouragement on us getting married thank you


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