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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.

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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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In the past, N4M families wore scarves in support of their new Sailors at PIR according to Division.  N4M member, Arwen, posted these colors for the 2/11 divisions.  


Div 063 - red

Div 064 -orange

Div 065 -yellow

Div 066 -green

Div 067 -light (sky) blue

Div 068 -navy blue

Div 069 -lavender

Div 070 -purple

Div 071 -pink

Div 072 -white

Div 073 -black

Div 074 -grey/silver

Div 804 -gold/tan

Div 912 -brown

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Thats where my bf is :)
So explain again lol. . . .blue scarves with ?i am all about n4m being represented.

mama, not sure yet, still brainstorming on what to do...any thoughts?


where do we purchase the scarves?
I know I'm new here but I have a suggestion. Maybe we can do different colors for different family members. Such as a different color for mom's, wives, girlfriends, etc.. It seems like we're only going to be a small % of how many people are going to be there and rather than trying to do different colors for different divisions we can spread out through the entire audience. Than our sailors will know how we came together for them... Just a thought...
Love the scarf idea! Orange :) my recruits favorite color!
Are we talking winter scarves or dressy scarves??????? Please clarify so I don't purchase the wrong type.
I'm not quite sure here, I'm so confused on "exactly" what their trying to do lol.

Because of some of the concerns about the all-male or all-female divisions ... and a desire to "stand out" as the N4M group ... Lexsmom and I have suggested that EVERYONE wear bright yellow scarves --- the fleece kind, like people are making blankets out of these days.  I am not very "crafty", but Lexsmom says that the material can be purchased for about $6/yard ... which should get 3 long scarves out of it.


The suggestion was then to put a "splash" of your recruit's division color in the scarf ... however you'd like to do it, I think, would be fine.  That way, everyone can have a sense of individuality while still being able to recognize other N4M members at PIR.  My suggestion was to wear them not just for PIR, but for the WHOLE weekend --- so we can recognize each other whenever we're out --- the mall, restaurants, hotels, etc.   Plus then when the recruits get a chance to look in the crowd, they will hopefully see the "sea" of color (or at least a pond ... lol) that someone referenced ... and know that while they were making connections and friends there, we were doing the same on our side ....


Any thoughts, suggestions or criticisms are welcome ---- in the meantime, I think Lexsmom is going to work on a scarf or two to post a picture of over the weekend ....

Hi All....sorry walked away after I posted the discussion! LOL!  I LOVE the idea by Lexsmom and tls....I think all N4M should wear one color (Bright yellow is great....if that is the consensus.) Any "extras" or enhancements could be up to each individual, but this way, it might look like the "sea" (or pond...good one) of color we're looking for. 

A couple other thoughts:

1) Keep in mind Aprul and another N4M are making ribbons with SR name and division number, so I'll be wearing that as well.  (See her RIBBONS discussion above)

2)  I'm not very crafty, but if someone wants to spearhead making some of the bright yellow scarves (at about $2 each based on info above), I'd be happy to help with some cost of materials....just need an address via email or inbox.....or distribute at meet & greet and ask for $2 to cover the cost......I'm sure everyone would be okay with that. 

Ame7- I will make a couple of them for myself and tls. I will post a photo of what I come up with, We can go from there. I am off work on Friday, so I will look for the yellow fleece material and some ribbon, by Friday night I will have something for you to look at and see what you think!
Ok so I like the all yellow/gold scarf Idea for ALL divisions of N4M's to wear.  I agree it will be a color that most people do not buy or wear so seeing yellow/gold will surely be a N4M!    I am not sure what my 804 division will do to set our division apart for "us to recognize each other" but I think the general cencus of ALL DIVISIONS OF N4M to wear yellow/gold is great!!!!!  Thanks guys and a great idea....I think the fleece will be great to wear all weekend to since the weather will be cold!  Hope we can  at least add some color to the PIR crowd. lol


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