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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 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 else with an SR there?

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They have got to be tired, my SR worked as a night auditor in a hotel and also in a book store a couple of days a week so she was used to going without sleep somewhat but she said she is tired all the time. She is doing CTI, going to Monterey after this.


Thanks everyone for the welcome.  Don't forget today is Wacky Wednesday on Facebook.  If you haven't already make sure you "like" the Training Support Center Great Lakes.  They have contests we can participate in to win a picture of our division.  Normally they are Monday & Tuesday but there is one today.  Good luck everyone.  Let's win this!
To on "The U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command" on the left on the TSC GL Facebook page to see their contests.  Contests & rules are under "Notes".  They are having a contest today instead of Monday because they were unable to do it Monday.  There are probably over 80 SRs in our division.  Come on Navy Moms, we need a pic!
Yay, I finally received a real letter today.
Isn't that a great feeling? Yippee GnVA! Since they can only write on Sundays, I expect one letter every Wednesday and rush home to get the mail now. so silly,  huh? Hope your SR is doing well.
I am so happy that we all have received letters......However after reading other news clips I am just curious where our division at on their test week and day??

Hi, my daughter is in this division...glad to see others going thru the same..


Welcome 4Mylittlegirl.  I can only imagine what it is like to have a daughter at boot camp.  My son seems to be enjoying it.  My husband passed away unexpectedly when he was 12.  I did the best I could to raise him.  I cannot imagine him being in a better place now than with "Uncle Sam" to put on the finishing touches.
Are any of your SRs going to Nuke school?
I am hoping for a phone call today maybe?!?
Do they get phone calls in Sundays?
My SR is going to IT School.......and I have been hoping for a phone call for the last three days.  I am still waiting, right now I guess no news is good news.  I am praying for this division.  I need to find a blue candle


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