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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.

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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 son left for boot camp on 2/7...anyone else on here with same departure date?

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TJ's mom

What is your sons PIR date?

My son is Ship 11 Div 123.  

April 8th. I've seen moms who have kids in Shipp 11 & Div 121 & 123, but no 122 yet.
My son called tonight which totally through me for a loop!! i don't think my stomach could have dumped any further!!! All he wanted was his bank account routing # & acct # from the account at home here he left for me to pay his car payment. He didn't say much except that he was pressed for time & needed it I'm really rattled. We set it up so that his money would be going into the navy federal acct. i wonder why they wanted it??? UUGGGG!!!!
Dont worry  they are probably setting up  his direct deposit and he  evidently wanted in that  account insteadof  the navy one  he shouldve taken  a bank slip with  him but probably didnt know ... but nice you got to hear his voice :)
That is soooooooooo cool!!!!! I am happy for you Over!! I wish, wish, wish that I could hear my son's voice!
Hello! looking for other parents ship 11 div 121 my son left on february 7th would love to chat...:)
Argh! Another 121, so close yet so far. Check a few pages back for a Neave81, I believe she has a daughter in S11/D121. Only 7 weeks and 1 day left!
Thanks for letting Darla know, you can get around this sight better than I. I'm not very good at getting around, but you are all very helpful:) thanks.
LOL, not really, I just miss my son so much I read every comment on this one and remembered those that were close to 122 :) It is a difficult site to get around on, so much information!! I'm just glad I could hook a couple up who have loved ones in the same S&D. Hope I find one soon!
Hi Darla, yep my daughter is ship 11 div 121. She actually called my cell today, but I was in a "no phone" meeting...I was so bummed. She needed some contact info. and finally got a hold of my husband. She said it was really hard...more than she expected. I think this first couple of weeks must be super tough. Would be glad to talk, although I really am having a hard time navigating this sight. Guess I'm not that great at forums. Have you heard from your son, your box or letter?
yes i have received the box and the letter yeah...i was so excited sorry for getting back to you so husband and i have literally been racing to the mailbox... did you receive a letter about graduation my son sent a letter stating a april 8th graduation? i'm hoping we can find a lot of others with that division number so we can stick together...
Oh yeah, and navygirlI88 also is showing S11/D121


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