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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


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**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still required



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Is anyone familiar with this subject?


My daughter fractured her femur and dislocated her hip. This injury required surgery and she now has 3 pins in her leg/hip. I am just wondering about this. It seems like it will be a

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Joann you may want to join the group Ship 5 (formerly Ship 17) there you may get some answers.
I don't mean any disrespect here...just wondered what the probability might be. Sorry if I offended anyone.
JoAnne, right now I believe it is too early to really tell. My daughter crushed her hand while on her ship. She had 3 of the bones in her palm broken. She had surgery, and has 11 pins in it. The potential for another surgery is there, to remove one pin that rubs a tendon. The Navy didn't discharge her. She had 18 days of SIQ, then back to work with light duty. After 12 weeks, she is back to full duty. Just no push-ups for 6mo or a year, until the bones mend. The difference being she wasn't in boot camp.

You won't know until she heals and the military has the opportunity to evalute her. Some will depend on her and what she wants. Having worked with a lot of hip surgeries, most are better than before. As far as offending anybody, I would never take it that way, nor should anybody else. Your question is perfectly appropriate, so don't let it bother you, don't let your feelings get hurt. This is the place for every mom (and others) to ask questions from others vs. going through the seperation and anxiety from our sons and daughters alone. This is the perfect place to ask. You don't have to do this alone. If it were me, I would want to know how to prepare my daughter for her future.

Ship 5 would be a great asset to you right now. Just take a wait and see attitude. She has time to think about this. If you would like to email me with her name and address, I would love to send her some cards while she is in rehab. Something to keep her spirits up.
no problem


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