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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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Looking forward to this emotional roller coaster ride together
with the family and friends of my son's fellow recruits!!

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Wonder if they get time to write Sunday (tomorrow)

So am I!

That would be great if they get to write letters. When I got my form letter today with a note on the back from my was such a relief, it made my whole day!!!

That is a great day !


Has anyone heard from their recruit yet?

I don't even know what ship and division he is in yet.

What is your loved one going to be doing?

Caleb is going to be a quartermaster.

Calebsmom my son is going to be a CTN. I originally got my son's information from his recruiter. When did your son ship out and did you get the box yet?

Thank you for responding Proudmom.

I am worried that I won't hear anything other than thru this website as my son grew up with his father due to school district restrictions.

Any information or paperwork will be going to his father's home I am sure.

My son has my address as well and I  hope to hear of his progress, but so far nothing.

He left from MEPS after swearing in on February 14th, and that is the last I have seen or heard of him.

No box, no letter.

I called my ex-husband just last night asking if he had heard anything, of which he said no.

Caleb's father was in the Air Force and definately has a different attitude than I. He feels that I am coddling Caleb because I am anxious to hear anything and because I plan to go to his PIR. 

I hope they are in the same division and ship, because at least I could know alittle.

Keep me posted please and thank you again.

Calebsmom- You are just being a supportive mom. Lots of men do take that same stance that mothers coddle their son's too much.  Going to the PIR  will be an awesome day and if he chooses to miss that than  that is too bad for him. Hope he changes his tune, because it is an important day for your son.

I hope so too NOP LeAnne.
Here's to positive thoughts

Monday they could be doing PI/DMI.

We received the box on Thursday and the form letter on Friday.  He wrote a couple sentences on the back about the challanges of day 3.  I suspect it was the obstacle course that he found difficult.  At least we have an address to write to now and keep him pumped up with moral support.

Good Morning!! Pacific NW I am glad you got your box and form letter!! Now let's hope our boys were able to earn a early phone call for today!!!!
I know it is early in the process but wishful thinking never hurts..


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