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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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Hi there, I received my form letter in the mail yesterday and I was super excited to see my son's handwriting.  His ship is 09 division 199 with a graduation date of 6/29.  I can't wait.  Anyone else?

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My hubby is Ship 09 Div 199! It's good to know there are other people in his DIV I am not find many people! 

No letter yet, but the address I got when my son arrived on May 2nd was Ship 9 and Division199.  I can't wait until the letter arrives.

Does anyone know exactly what div 199 is?  I'm just wondering why there aren't many that have joined for this division?  Not many people at all..

I have been trying my hardest to find the answer to the question... the nearest I can tell is that they are just in a DIV with people who are a little older. There is one girl on FB who's BF is 21, Tim is 30 and if I am correct you said your son is in his 20's... I just don't know though...

I also have a son in this division.  Good luck to all the recruits and their families.


Hi! Has anyone from our division received a personal letter in the mail yet?  I'm hearing that others are starting to receive letters and I'm getting very anxious!  I can't wait to get home and check the mailbox.  I just want to hear from my boy.  A phone call would be even better :)

Also can someone please post the link to where to get the PIR ribbons?  I saw it somewhere now I can't remember where....I want to go ahead and order mine.  Thanks in advance :) - those are the PIR Ribbons...

No, I have not gotten a real letter just yet either... I am hopeful but who knows when we will get a letter. I hear Wed and Fridays are the days to check the mail though because letters go out on Tuesdays and Thursdays...

Great! Thanks.....I did order my PIR ribbons yesterday and I will be looking for a letter today!

:) I am staying at my parents tonight but shhhh don't tell I am going home first to check the mail!

no letter today:(

however I did go ahead and book my hotel room today, I'm excited!

No letter here either, In due time, right? Next week, I have a feeling that we will get a letter. 


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