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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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Leaving from Atlanta. Is there anyone else leaving at that time?

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My husband is leaving that day as well. He is flying from Dallas via Amarillo.

I know of one other who is leaving from Atlanta on that day.  I guess we'll all be crying together...but we'll be proud while we cry :-)

I have already started crying! :-) But I am so proud of him!

My son is leaving then too, from Boston.  He's pumped...I'm still just trying to hold it together, especially the closer it gets!

My husband is very excited! He has had his ship date for almost seven months and I swear that is all he has talked about. I have officially banned talking about his departure this week. I have to hold it together for our daughter since she isn't old enough to understand :(

My son left today. Already got the call that he is there.  Now just waiting for the package and the form letter.  Will be very happy when the first few weeks are done....

How are y'all doing tonight??? We can get through this. Just one day at a time! Such an exciting and stressful time!

It looks like all of the recruits that shipped out of Atlanta have arrived in Chicago and are on the way to (or already at) BC. Cell phones are all off so the wait begins for "the call".  It was a sad but proud and exciting day for us parents. 

Hopefully y'all won't have to wait too long for the call. I do believe everyone out of north texas has already made it and made there calls. Got mine about an hour and a half ago.

How was your first full day? Hopefully a little better than yesterday...The countdown to PIR has started!

My son left yesterday, October 10th from Atlanta as well. His original date was December 17th, but he got a call from his recruiter on Monday that a spot was available 10/10. He was more than ready to go... Me, not so much. I've made a feeble attempt to cram two months of preparation into two days. His recruiter shared this site with me, and I am so grateful for that. It is so comforting to know that so many others feel the same.

Hi Shelly,

We were at MEPS and the airport with the boys yesterday.  What is your sons first name?


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