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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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Greetings March Ship date Moms!  Looks like we have a date to look forward to.  If all goes as planned, our recruits will graduate on May 27, 2011.  My son is in Ship 11/Division 180.  I have received the box and now I have his address, so mail is on its way to him.  Please post when you can and I look forward to seeing all of you in Great Lakes on the new Holiday, 5/27/2011.

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laurelbc...good job BUT this is a make a group (which is what you want to do) go to GROUPS and click on +ADD then name it and there you go...
I see and I've been messing with it ever since.  Thanks for the guidance Jessica.

you'll get it...just keep trying. Once you form the group, I'll post the link (and show you how as well) for others to join. It won't take long to have quite a nice sized group.

laurel...have you formed the group yet?
Jessica, I get your instructions, thank you.  However, the site is telling me not to use spaces in the web address.  I have copied and posted webaddresses from other groups, changing the group name, but no go.  Somehow something I am typing is being recognized by the site as a space.  Gotta try again later.  Otherwise, easy to do. 
for now don't worry about the web address.....just type in the name of the group and then click on save group
I just went though the steps (formed the group then deleted it) All I did was type in the name then clicked in Save'll be taken to an Address Export on skip. Then your group is formed!!!

Got it finally.  I was trying way too hard.  Jessica, thanks for sticking it out. You're right, it did distract me from my Boot camp worries :)

You're to add a countdown clock and weather widget...that can wait till tomorow. Have you gotten your form letter yet? It may better wait till then to be sure.
Wait to book until you get the form letter to confirm the date...the RTC may skip a week...thus making it 6/3.
here is the link to the PIR 5/27/11 group
Hi Laurel, I was wondering when did your recruit start boot camp? My son left mar 29th and I haven't received his address or grad date. Thanks, Barb (chazzys mom)


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