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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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Hi all, just wanted to start something where we can check in with each other and keep updated as to what is going on with our SR's, M&G and what happens next.... things might be a little different as we are in the special ops....

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I didn't order a scarf but does anyone know a good place to pick up fleece I am thinking a bright Yellow tie Scarf to wrap  around a purse or something! but I have never done that before....  So know any international chains or anything that might be in South Dakota???

I think any fabric store,,,, also I know some of ordered theres off Amazon,,,,for really cheap!   I think any yellow you can find will work and dont forget the tan/gold to add for the 804 division  ;)

oh gee thanks I really did forget the Tangoldish color!!! I just asked mom and she said Hobbby Lobby


Can someone update me on the scarf?? Is this something that this specific division is doing? If it is, I would love to participate. Also, my boyfriend keeps telling me he is not receiving my letters. I write to him everyday and send him letters EVERYDAY... Is this happening to you too? I received a phone call on 1/5/11... When is the next phone call?? Thanks for your help.

HI ashley!   What division is your BF in?

Welcome!!!!!   how did you find our site?

Yellow scarves for PIR which will represent N4M;s group and being 804 we are adding tan/gold color onto the yellow too! 

IF you go back to the PIR 2/11/11  group and read the discussion links there is a whole lot of info there regarding the scarves, meet and greet for 2/11/11 families.




He's in division 804. Do you have a picture of what the scarf will look like so I can get an idea?

Thank you!

I know some posted awhile back on the discussion board,,, youmay have to go back and scan through the pages to see.. But any yellow scarf you find or make will be great!  There is not one style we are using,, pretty much whatever you find.  SInce you are 804, then you can add either gold/tan to the yellow but adding a strip of gold/tan to the middle of the yellow OR adding it as a second scarf.  Its really up to you!


How long is this?
On the RTC page today, there is a picture of 2 recruits standing watch on the ARLEGIH BURKE, that is my sons ship so all you 804 moms go look!!!!!!!
What's the RTC page link? Thank you, I really appreciate it!


I saw that, and I got all excited... Not my SR.  Hope it is someone from 804!  Only 800s are on this ship.

I don't get automatic updates when something is posted to the RTC Facebook page - do you?  BTW, wasn't my son either.


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