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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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I didn't get the tickets yet. Did he call you yet? My fiancé called last week!! He was crying the whole time... And made me cry!! :..)
Yea my fiancé Adam is a really great guy and not used to it either he is just really missing home. He made friends but he thinks it's fun for the most part :) he is loving it :))
Yea my fiancé Adam is a really great guy and not used to it either he is just really missing home. He made friends but he thinks it's fun for the most part :) he is loving it :))

My son is in this division as well...where did you go to get hotel reservations?  Is there a place close that most people stay?


My son said he has a good friend from Idaho....wonder if it is your son?!
Scroll up. The link has been posted.

My son's name is Michael.  Thanks for the info about a place to stay.  I just read a letter from my son that was a complete downer!  He said they are now with division 264 as well as theirs.  They fight a l lot and had to do LOTS of PT for doing something wrong.  Some letters are very positive...others are not.  It is a real roller coaster!  How is your son doing?


My fiancé, Adam, said he is having a blast and watched two recruits get sent home for "recruit to recruit contact" (male and female) and the girls across the hall got in a lot of trouble for some reason and if the boys don't shape up then they have a very rude awakening coming to them. Adam also said he made a friend. Didn't mention a name though. 
My son also wrote the same thing. They are now with 264 and having lots of issues. They had 90 minutes of intensive training - nonstop push ups and sit ups and all kinds of other stuff - most of them were literally openly crying. It is a roller coaster all right.


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