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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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Does anyone else have a child leaving for Great Lakes on this day?

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Definitely.  Does anyone know the details of what happens on the day they go?  We live close enough to drive him there.  Are we allowed to drive him or does the recruiter take them? 

He will spend the night before he is sworn in in a hotel. You can see him sworn in. The recruiter will be letting him know how it will happen.

My son is leaving on 11/10 as well.  He's super excited.  I'm very happy for him, but will miss him terribly, especially around the holidays. 

Not sure about driving there. We take my son to a hotel the night before. He then gets sworn in at the federal building on the 10th. We can spend some time with him before he leaves either by plane, train or bus. They haven't told us that part yet....then we just wait for the infamous 12 second call that he got there.
My daughter also leaves on November 10th. Sad because we live in different cities and will be flying out to my son's PIR scheduled for 11/13/15. Double dose of Navy Mom.
How do I add peopke to my oage or request friends? I am so grief stricken I know this should be easy to do but I cant figure it out

KayeGee, to add a Member as a friend, Click on the Member's profile pic anywhere in the site and it will take you to that Member's My Page. Then you can click on "Add as Friend" below the Member's profile pic on their My Page. Once the Member has accepted your request, then you have a Friend on N4M.

Check your My Page.

KayeGee, I sent you a friend request.

Here we go ladies! Hugs for all of you as the time is here for each of us to let our child go. The weekend has been full of tears, hugs, laughter and more hugs. May the next 2 months fly by and see you all at PIR!

Here we go is right!  We had a very similar weekend, Momofnm....great memories for sure.  We can do this!!!  

Yes my son left on yesterday also. He is in Great Lakes as well. When do we know what div? And all that tyoe of info. I have no udea what tthey are talking about.

KayeGee, Arrival and What Happens at the RTC within Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) will let you know what is happening and what to expect.


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