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**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

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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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My husband leaves for boot camp nov. 6. Anyone else out there have a significant other leaving then?

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I Live about 4 hours away so maybe that would be awesome!

Got a special phone call today! My man is in ship 11 div 044 and graduates on 12/28! I am still on a high from the call. He said they are probably sending out the letters they have written on Monday. It's exciting! :-) have a great weekend!
That's awesome! I can't wait to hear my husbands voice! I've been glued to my phone!

Me too! I'll be glued to my phone Thanksgiving day! I even had it near me while I was in the shower lol, but I refuse to miss a call!

Your picture is very pretty, by the way!

Haha I'm the same way.  Even when I shower lol.  Thank you about the pic we just got married this past May.  It was the most beautiful wedding!  It will be really hard spending our first year apart but I'm hanging in there.  When we can actually write back and forth it will be easier.  I cant wait for that!

:-) I'm happy for you! It will be hard, but worth it. Our men are doing something great for our families. I am so proud. Yes, I can't wait to start writing back and forth. Writing is so intimate to me and I love the way my man thinks. 

Your SR most likely would have been able to write for the first time yesterday since recruits can write only on Sundays at first and can't write until they are in their permanent ships, which is usually the 2nd Sunday after they are there, but could be the third Sunday for some if they had to remain in P-days waiting for others to fill the division (that didn't happen for your recruit).

Join the group, PIR 12/28/2012 TG 7 - 8 Divisions (039 - 044, 906 & 907), to connect with others with loved ones training with your SR.  Know that Divisions 043 and 044 (Diision numbers have 3 digits) are brother divisions and train together and will have Battle Stations-21 together, so look for others with loved ones in either division. 

You may also want to join, or at least check out, Boot Camp Moms, PIR Reference Information, and New Members Stop Here.

(Group names within this reply are clickable links.)

D you know what ship and div he is in my son is in ship 12 div 48


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