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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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So i got my 2nd call of my fiance today... 
 And missed it :'(. I was in the bath. I can not believe it. I feel so bad. He left a voice mail and was mad at me..

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I missed my second call, too. He called me at the same exact time I called the automated sub line to check for teachers calling off work so I can work. It's ok because he graduated 3 days later. He won't stay mad at you. I remember my first call. It was on my birthday and my car wouldn't start. I sat and waited for my little sister who had more experience with the car I was driving to try and then we tried to jump it and it didn't work. He called just as we realized that jumping it wouldn't work, so my sister took my other sisters home while I sat in my dead car and talked for a half hour. Then I called for a tow truck. At that point I wouldn't have cared if my car blew up because I was so desperate to hear from him. I hope you get the whole weekend of liberty after he graduates. Just keep in mind that they may decide to ship him out immediately due to flight schedules or weather conditions. I only got 6 1/2 hours with my boyfriend because he had to catch a flight at 6:30 Saturday morning. We think they didn't want to wait because of the storms that were gonna hit North Carolina and Virginia.

Aw thats nice, i bet you felt a lot better after he called!

Well he is training for hospital corpsman, so he is going to Texas i think, I am going to fly from the UK for 3 days too see him graduate. I must be there. He is from North Carolina, his mom lives Near new hope where got hit :( But everyone is okay.

Its just upsetting me becuase my letters take like 5 days longer to get here i am really learning the meaning of patience. lol  


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