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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 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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Just 14 more days and my daughter will be graduating from boot camp. I remember when i couldn't hold in a tear and now i'm so nervous just thinking about driving 12 1/2 hrs to her in the PIR.Time flew by pretty quickly. Does anyone have kids graduating on the same day? Will you be attending the meet and greet event? How do you sign up for the meet and greet? What's the final test like? 

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Hey there, i just got on to ask questions about PIR for 10/23/15 and saw your post! So excited too , i'm still shedding tears.  I saw there is a restaurant/bar that has a dinner for families of the recruits on Thursday night in Waukegan, Our hotel is in Lincolnshire. I don't remember the name of the restaurant right now i will have to go back in my history and find it. They only ask for a donation froml the families.  Thats about all i really know, i get on here only once in awhile , the site kind of sucks me in and i lose track of time so i don't get on often. Safe travels to GL!

I know what you mean JenG. The meet and greet is also on Thurs (5-9:30p) and they accept donations as well. You do have to RSVP though. Hope i can make it after driving 13 hours. ;)

Here is the meet and greet info.

http://www.mynavytaxi.com/events.html

I have a daughter graduating the same day...can't wait. I don't think we will be at the meet and greet. Time went by really fast.

We won't be able to go to the Meet and Greet too. We will be driving in from New Hampshire.

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