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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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When my husband and I first went to speak to the recruiter one of the first things he mentioned was that I could not get pregnant before he leaves for bootcamp and if I did he would be kicked out. Is this true at all? I've never heard of anyone mentioning this and can't find any information on Google as to why. Anyone know? (Ps we already have an almost 2 yr old)

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If your husband has more than two dependents (you and the 2 YO), he must get a waiver for any additional dependent (the new baby).  This could be a delay of six to eight weeks, and he could lose any contract he has signed and need to start over in the DEP process.  Fraudulent enlistment if they want to push it (which I have never heard of happening, but potentially on the table). Technically though, the baby does not count until you have deliver.   

Any questions about having a baby during different phases of active duty?  Boot camp, A school, in the fleet, during deployments?  BTW, paternity leave is not for the birth, but for a period during the first year after the birth.  I can give details if you;d like to know how that works.

Thank you for the response! When would you say would be the best time to have another? He leaves for bootcamp on August 12 and A school is only about 4-6 weeks. So if we were to get pregnant now, do you think he would loose the contract?

He probably would not lose his contract, but in my personal opinion, I'd say wait until after A school would be ideal.  The reason is pregnancies can be tricky in those first few months, and you'd not have much access to him were anything to happen.  Also, starting with one OB-gyn and then switching docs can be frustrating, and moving while pregnant is just not pleasant.  Another reason, just that much less to worry him through boot camp.  

If you're already pregnant, just don't say a thing to anyone. That includes here.  Gossip always finds a way to get to the wrong ears!  (or eyes, in the case of letters)


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