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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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anyone know how I can order one?>????


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Go to facebook and post it on the web page, they will give you the phone number, it was listed on their before! I will see if I can find it!
Photo/dvd reorder form # 847.578.6205
Thanks guys really appreciate it so much , hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas !!!!
Called about the DVD and was told that due to technical difficulties there isn't a DVD to order. ?? :(
No DVD for this 12/22/2010 Graduation, we need to get together and share pictures, or if anyone else recorded it. Due to technical difficulties, this really sucks!
Ditto on that Cricket!  The gentleman actually said that this doesn't really happen but for some reason it did this time around.  I did see some pics on Facebook, US Navy Recruit Training Command.  Didn't see my son but they are good pics either way.

I did not bring my video camera because my son ordered the video! If anyone has clips they can share please let me know. I can give you my email address. Thank you!

Here is a response after asking if it is true about not being able to order the DVD:

U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command wrote: "This is correct. For information regarding refunds, please contact the Navy Exchange photo lab at 847-578-6205."

I'm very upset, you call to this number and nothing no even an answer machine.  Then I try the one on the bill and just an answer machine.  I left my info but no call back yet.

Hey guys I called the  #847.578.6205 and they faxed me an order form that came with my daughters Pictures she ordered. I filled it out, and mailed it back to them. Was to the NEX photo lab and will take like 6-8 weeks for delivery. $29.00 per dvd.

So if you ordered pics you have the order form for the DVD already !!! just fill it out and mail it back ;)


Iriejennifer - are you referring to the DVD for the 12/22/10 PIR?  Do they have one now?

Really sad about the DVD from graduation my daughter PIR 12/22/10 and we werent able to make it and now no video. If any one has some video that they would like to share I would greatly appreciate it.


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