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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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it's official, got the form letter with 21 Oct PIR and Ship 11 Div 349 :)  any others out there in same Div?

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Safe travels pensgal- I will be flying out in the morning- looking forward to meeting you all!


Yes, safe travels to everyone.  I am sooo looking forward!!!!!
Safe travels to all of you!!! 
Has everyone gotten their feet back on the ground yet???  What an awesome experience!  I can't remember a time when I was prouder.  My son is now safely tucked away in San Antonio, TX for A-school.  One of his roommates was in 349 with him.  Ironically, I struck up a conversation with another mother in the Drill Hall who's son was in 350 or 351.  I remembered her son's name and don't you know he is my son's 3rd roommate. She was the only person I conversed with -- guess it was meant to be.  I'm totally amazed at the change in my son in a short 8 weeks.  I should have signed him up for the Navy when he was 5 !!  LOL  Hoping to hear about everyone's experience in Great Lakes/Chicago.
Yes it was amazing!  My son is getting the scoop down in Pensacola FL.  I have talked to him a few times and gotten a few texts.  so much nicer than BC!!!

We only heard from Jon once since they arrived in Pensacola.
Guess he had hoped to room with a particular sailor; didn't happen. However, that guy is across the hall. Jon's roommate has been there for about 18 months. Wondering if maybe they always put a sailor new to the base with someone who's been around for a while and already knows the ropes? Said they slept til about 1 p.m. Sunday since didn't get to bed til about 6 a.m. Late yesterday were making a run over to the NEX for toilettries, etc. Said he was located in the ghetto barracks (guess those are the ones to the left side of the main gate. He got a new phone but didn't yet set up his answering message so no way to leave him a message. We just drove into Atlanta about 2 hours ago. Stayed in Bowling Green, KY last night. It was great getting to see the face behind all the commenting for these last 8 weeks. Hope you will share with me news  you hear from our guys for IT school. Probably be a couple of weeks before they start because I think I saw something where a new school had started the first or second week in October. Hope you guys had a safe trip home. I am dying to print out my pictures; may do that in just a little bit. Enjoyed seeing and sharing conversation with all of you.  - Best wishes, Judy and Bill

Thanks Judy and will keep in touch :)

Hi Ladies!  I didn't get to meet any of you at the graduation, and we didn't make it to the meet and greet.

We were rushed to get there and rushed to check out of the hotel in Libertyville and catch a 12:10 train,

so it was a hectic time for us.  Sure was a wonderful graduation and such a proud time for us!  (and emotional

for some of us moms, too... I'm sure I'm not the only one!!!)  My son is in Pensacola now.  Hope you and your sailors are all doing well.  Blessings!



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