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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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anyone else with an SR there?

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Yeah me too, im just gonna have to wait til monday... =(


So happy right now...sitting here with a big grin on my face...just got a 4 min call from my SR:))))))))))).They had a mock inspection today and she didn't get any points so she was rewarded with a phone call:)She was a bit emotional at the beginning but pulled it together telling me how much she loved and missed us.I managed to keep calm and ask a few questions,sounds like she is doing good and is going to get through this:))) Oh those 4mins go so quickly!!!! She is AROC? Second in command of her division? So proud and pleased right now,had had a not so good day at work so this has so made up for it.Keep strong Mums,we can get through this.
That's great!!!!!!
Still waiting on a letter from my SR.  We've booked the hotel now looking for flights.........
I still haven't had a letter but she said she was able to write today for the first time,she did receive ours though and I could tell from her voice that she was really happy to have got so many.I asked her if she got into trouble getting that much mail at one time but she said it was ok.Where did you decide to stay Sharon? haven't made up my mind yet.
if she was able to write for the first time today then maybe my husband did too....hopefully...
At the Courtyard in Wakeugan.  I was able to get the AAA discount plus we like Marriott properties.  It's just the flights I'm having issues with.  I found some really cheap and then two days later they were not available.... 
I got a call today for more security clearance info!! And then after that I got a 5 min phone call just to chat with my boy!!! It was so awesome!! He said they wrote letters yesterday, so I guess we just need to hang in there! Only 38 more days!!!!
That's great!!!!

Just finished reading letters from my SR!!!!:) Soooooooo happy to hear from her.She sounds good apart from being homesick!The "chow" is really good apparently.They had a swim test,she said it was scary being pushed off the balcony but she passed.Div 351 and 352 are all housed together,she said there are a lot of rowdy girls and they don't shut up even when told too.They have had IT several times because of it,which she said is really hard!!!!She passed her first PTA :)She said that the days are going by pretty quickly which is good and she is getting expert at making her rack and folding clothes! Have to go buy her a small watch,one thing we forgot about when she went!

Hang in there ladies...that first letter makes everything worthwhile and keep sending them too.

had really hoped for a phone call yesterday, but no :-(
I had a great day today.  I received a call from my SR.  She is doing great.  I can't wait to see her......


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