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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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Loading… would be great to keep in touch with PIR 30'ers with Sailors reporting to Florida for A school...

the follwing link will hook us up to more P-Cola sure to click join to view posts (thanks lady h & eyeronics)

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I saved your number Lindsey, and yes there is :)

i got yours saved too. What is your SR training for in Pensacola?

Aircraft Mechanic, I don't know if there is a more specific title but that's what he always said! Yours?

I think the same thing. What his job says is Aviation Machinist Mate (AD). That would be fun to see eachother at both graduations. Are you going to a meet and greet? I think are but not sure which one.

Yes I probably will go to a meet and greet. Maybe Sarge's because I think I am using his transportation services to get from the airpot to my hotel. But I donno, it's still up in the air!

we plan on going to a meet n greet also, but still researching... really don't want all the talking and info from Sarge's just want to get together with those from our SHIP & from Navy4M's that have shared the journey???

Yes I know what you mean... I may hit up all three hehe

Hi all ! My son is also going to Pensacola for either AT (Aviation Tech) or AE (Aviation Electronics) training, for some reason he does not know which yet. I thought when he left he would be going to AE training. He has not said (written) wether he is leaving on Saturday or not. We are staying for the whole weekend and returning to CA on Monday. Kind of making a vacation out of it.

If he is AT then our sons will be together.

That would be great!

plz plz bring the warm weather with you... it's "balmy" for us right now, but prolly not the best to be marching in with those uniforms for our SR's!

I hope to bring warm weather, but this weekend we are expecting snow! We barely have had any rain and now snow? ha ha ha I just hope the storm goes across the country quickly, so we don't have to deal with snow from the same storm 2 times. lol


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