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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.

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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 daughter is leaving for bootcamp on the 6th of Oct., 2011...Anyone else out there with the same date....

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Ten days! Our girl is excited!
My daughter is leaving from Shreveport, LA on Oct. 6th.
Nice to meet you too! Tell your daughter congrats from us!
My son left yesterday, Oct 6th from Houston.
Ok, so there are 3 of us so far that we know of...My daughter is ready and excited.  We finished up all the last minute appts and ready...Well, she's ready.... I'm still getting ready..lol

Our girl just got her hair cut off today.. she brought me home her braid. I cried. It is real for me now.

Hi Everyone,

  My son is on his way Oct 6th.  I dropped him off this morning.  They are all so brave!

Our daughter left yesterday too. She called last night and sounded tired and excited. Her sister got to go down to MEPS and enlist at the same time she was getting processed to leave. They got to say good bye. I miss my girl, but I was so glad to see our youngest when she came home. I know this is their decision, but it is hard for a parent. The nice thing was, the morning of the fifth, they had an argument over a pair of pants, I loved it!!!! We laughed and laughed,

 

Hi.  My son also left yesterday, Oct 6th.  I dropped him off on Wednesday as well.
We got our call last night around 9:50 & lasted 39 seconds.  We should be getting our form letter in a couple of days that will tell us what the PIR date is.

Congrats, and hugs - somehow it gets a little worse right after the call... because the big push to get him there safely is over, and now there's nothing left to do is wait.  Just keep your eye on all the things that come next, you'll get the form letter, and then the "kid in a box", and then maybe a real letter, and then about half way through you get a phone call - and then you can start focusing on all the downhill side - all the activities that lead up to PIR.  In smaller chunks, it's really not too bad =)

It not so scary this time around.  My Son is also in the Navy (a Submariner on the USS Maryland) & his PIR was Aug 13, 2010.  I'm just as sad as I was when he left, but knowing the process is making it much easier this time.  She is my baby & it is still scary though because I'm not there to help make the tears go away if she needs me to.

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