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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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Have you received a call from him yet?  You should get a 10 second call letting you know that he arrived.  It is my understanding that within the next week or so, we will receive a box with their belongings and then shortly after that you will get a form letter with all of the information on his division, graduation, etc.  I think the hardest part of all of this is not being able to know how they are doing.  I can't wait until we can start hearing from them.

Skimom3 I agree. This is sooo very hard. I recieved a mussed drop ticjet today from FedEx. I hope ut us his box. I am going tomorrow to get it. I recieved my call. He also left a message on his voicemail for me, so I can hear his voice and hear him telling me that he loves me and to have a good nite. :(

KayeGee  That is so thoughtful that he left that voicemail!  I can't wait to hear my son's voice....I had a dream that I got to see him last night.  I didn't want to wake up!  I have not received his box yet and am very anxious for the form letter!  Hang in there....we can do this!  :)  

I got my letter today n grad is coming so soon I'm at peace with everything he's in gods hands
I received my call on Tuesday evening that my son had made it to GL and that I would be receiving his box in a few day. That box arrived today. I live in Indiana so it was quick to get to me. He also said that he should be calling in about 3 weeks and I will also receive his form letter.

That pretty well sums up the scripted "I'm here" call.

That is awesom Dalton's Mom. I had a door tag from Fed Ex. I am going to pick it up tomorrow. I just KNOW it is his box! Praying. And I am in Texas. That was fast!
Received our box today. Not going to lie, that was tough. It was everything but him and his Bible. Only 56 days until graduation...not that I'm counting!
Received our box today. Not going to lie, that was tough. It was everything but him and his Bible. Only 56 days until graduation...not that I'm counting!


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