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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.

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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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Anyone's recruit on this ship and Division?

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I look forward to meeting you.  I will have my SR's GF with me.

OMG.... we are driving up to Great Lakes one week from TODAY.... im soooo excited... Ok, on that list of things our SR's do day to day.... today is 6-2... which means YESTERDAY was FINAL PFA ....  and my SR DID NOT CALL and say he failed..... HOOYAH....  today should be test #3... tomorrow...GAS CHAMBER..... OMG SOOOO EXCITED

I know, I'm so excited. Told my SR's brother that 1 week from today we are on our way! WooHoo!

Going to print the parking pass and get the stuff ready! In my Sr's letter from last week, he said they were doing the Chamber last week. I'm so confused on weeks and days for my SR. All I know is PIR is 3-2-12!

wonder if they did stuff a little early because of no PIR this week... who knows... hahahah  yup all i care about it 3/2.....   HOOKAH

OMG mine either and i was worried about that since he failed the first one:( oh thank god:)!!!!!!.

I am so excited!!!  One more week!!!  I will be on the road already this time next Thursday to Boston/Logan, then direct to O'Hare!  If we get bad weather after the nice winter we have had I'm going to scream!!  I printed out my Gate Pass today!!!!  Getting closer and closer.  I cry reading everyone's posts, I should be GREAT at PIR!!!

In 7 days we will be on our way to GL for PIR...can you believe it?  I have the tissues packed and I am gonna need them.  I finally got around to watching the videos in the Survival Guide (better late than never) and the slideshow about BST21.  OMG...tissues anyone when watching the capping ceremony?  I highly recommend reading/watching the Survival Guide. And, of course, with all of the daily info.  I really need to go get ready for work.  Have a great day and see ya' next week! HOOKAH!!



I printed three just in case I misplaced one!  :-)

As ColoradoMom said...there is a secret facebook group for us which she so graciously started and organized.  Please join us there.  I know it's another forum but it is one we can stay with after BC and it isn't's just us.  Three forums to keep track of...I know...but it is so FANTASTIC to have this group to share with! Now I REALLY gotta get ready for work.  :-)

I had a dream the other night I overslept and only caught the last few minutes of the ceremony.   Woke up almost crying.  

Is in shock that on this day next week and time i'll be on my way to see my SR!!!! Soooo excited and so very nervous since this is my first time flying:(


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