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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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my son will be going to A school in SC.  His PIR is 8/24/12.  I am trying to find info on what the next step is.  What liberty will he have, can we visit?  Any one with info?   Thanks!

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Welcome srmproundmom. If you go to the PIR Forum just below the Bootcamp Forum, there is a wealth of information and answers to your questions. On the mainpage, there is a subject titled "Survival Kit for Newbie Mom's that has more info in it than you'll know what to do with!

Liberty after PIR is very short, about 7 hours. Most of the new Sailors fly out to their A schools the following morning (Sat.) VERY early. You can meet them at the airport and hang out with them until their flight leaves. 

Only your SR will know his particular flight details, but most will fly out the day after PIR.  Since your SR has PIR on Labor Day weekend, there is a slight chance that he could be held over a day or more because that Saturday is a high flight volume day and there could be flight availability issues.  Don't count on it though.  If you are able to, plan to leave late Saturday or on Sunday to give you the most time with your Sailor and if you have the option to be more flexible then do, because he may fly out later and you will not know that until PIR, although a few do know when they call to say, "I'm a Sailor!"

Imagine my frustration of discovering that RTC had changed the entire "fly out" program WHILE my son was in bootcamp! I was NOT a very happy Navy mom, and had to change every reservation I had already made.

Hurry up and wait is oh SO true.

We have a son on Ship 2 Div 941 also...sound like he will be part of the Honor Gaurd.  We have not heard anything from him yet.  We got his"Box"  and a form letter a few days later.  Still waiting to hear from him.


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