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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.

**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).  


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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

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You never know with the info you get from recruiters. Some recruiters have misread info that is on the computer and sometimes info is not originally entered correctly at the RTC so that the info available is incorrect. It could be that the info is correct, but it really surprises me.

My son is the outgoing social type that would be the first one to volunteer if it involves playing with a rifle or proudly telling everyone about his brothers and cousins in the military, so it wouldn't surprise me.

Paula's son is very shy though but he's  a bodybuilder so he could have been chosen for his upper body strength if they needed someone to hold a flag I guess.

I appreciate the info. It's very helpful as is the site that you gave me the link to.

You are very welcome.

Paula didn't get her letter today either.

We are in this together! Because I would be going crazy without y'all!

I have new news!  I called our recruiter this morning and asked him to verify the address he gave me and Paula for our sons, since we were told that they were in the 906 division.  He called the "Powers That Be" and verified that they are on Ship 2 Div 906 and that our PIR will be on 12-13-13.  I asked why they would be in 906 and he told me that they put Nukes in that division or the 905 division pretty often.  He wasn't able to tell me why, but now we at least know more than we did.  Gotta go mail those letters now :-)

Great News. My son is not in the Nukes program - I'll call his recruiter today.

That is wonderful news! My husband isn't in the nuke program either...he is CTR. When I came work this morning his recruiter wasn't there (I work across the parking lot from their office.) If he's in later I will give him a call or I guess wait until tomorrow.

I left message with recruiter, hopefully I'll hear something. My Son will be in the AV / AT program. They must have just had extra P days waiting for others in their division.

I tried to stop by and see the recruiter here at lunch but alas he's out of the office today.
I was told by my uncle, retired navy, that the letters come 10-14 days after being assigned to a division and they aren't always put in a division right that day. Plus our boys went right before a holiday weekend which couod also cause a delay. Not what I wanted to hear but it does make sense.


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