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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.

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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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So, my boyfriend is currently in Great Lakes, (Ship 13, Div 163) PIR 05/02/14. There's a bit of an issue with the number of guest allowed to the graduation. His mom and dad, as well as 2 of his family's friends are going and we're trying to work it out so that I can be there for him as well. The 2 friends have a 4 yr old son and we weren't sure if he would be counted as a guest, and how we could get more tickets for more guest. We have heard that he could possibly put my name down on someone else's guest list, but were advised against that in the handbook. Advice, suggestions, help??

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Yes, the 4 year old counts. Everyone over the age of 2 must be listed on the Access List to enter the Drill Hall for PIR. Anyone not on the Access List should remain at the hotel and watch the Live Stream at or There are no tickets, it's names on the Access List. Who did he list on The Form Letter? Those are the people that he plans to list when the time comes to submit the names 3 to 10 days before PIR and only those guests will be admitted to the Drill Hall. Those not on the Access List may be turned away or they may be permitted to watch the Live Stream in the Chapel (don't plan on that as that is not guaranteed and should only be used when staying at the hotel is not an option).

NO, he cannot have a buddy put down names for him; it was allowed in the past, but is no longer authorized. The RTC considers that a breach of security and bad things could happen. Consequences that have been mentioned are any or all of the following: all guests listed by both could be denied access to the Drill Hall for PIR or just the one/s found to not belong to the Sailor could be denied access; he and his buddy could lose Liberty; he and his buddy could be delayed in leaving for "A" School or training. Those are not things that your SR wants.

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I'm not sure who he listed on the form letter, I haven't seen it or even asked. They have discussed one of the family friends staying behind with the child if they couldn't get an extra ticket for him, and in that case, could I take his place even if his name was put on the list? And how would we change that if he wasn't able to go?
Only those on the Access List will be permitted to enter the Drill Hall for PIR even if another listed person does not attend. Coordinate with his parents and decide who should be listed and write ASAP and let him know. Then double-check when he makes the "I'm a Sailor!" call to know who was listed. He submits the names 3 to 10 days before PIR and 10 days before is today.
Only the SR can change the names on the Access List.


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