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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.

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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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Hello out there.  I just received the form letter from my SR.  Anyone else out there?  Ship 11  Division 106. 


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pegodun....I felt the same way... he seem so homesick in the beginning but now he is really enjoying it... and I glad,it makes things easier on me.

Hello Ship 11, Division 106

 Wow, we are getting close!  Are any of you considering ribbons to wear or getting together at one of the meet & greets?  I'm interested! 

We also received phone calls from our son last week!  We as a group today are so lucky.  I can't help but think how it must have been 20, 40, 60 years ago when a loved one went off to the military & there was no communication except mail & possibly a phone call.  I appreciate this site for all that it has shown me & taught me.  I can see some of what my son has seen. 

Take care.


I cant believe we have only 22 more days till Graduation!!  Our flights and hotels were booked and we are ready to go!!!  Dannys brother from Tennessee and his cousin from California and all of us..will be going to see our Sailor...Wow!!!  I am sooo proud of him.  I am surprised there aren't more of us Moms on here...Wherever you plan on meeting, I will be there...I see there are meet and greets in 3 places listed above..Sarges and two others..just let me know...SOOOO EXCITED...This has been quite a ride!!

Hi Peggy!  Yes, I can't believe there arn't more 11/106 people out there...  We will be staying at the Quality Inn and would love to be at one of the meet & greets.  Hopefully we'll hear a bit more soon and can decide on a location. 

My concern at graduation is that I will not be able to spot my son!  We'll have to have some zooming in equipment for all of us so that we don't miss him.

My son has been so good about writing, I am grateful!  It is wonderful to hear from him, I so look forward to it, and it does make the wait easier.

Do you plan on making or purchasing a ribbon(s)?  I think I'm going to make one/some, it doesn't look too hard.  My daughter is artistic maybe I'll ask her :)

And yes you're right, this has been quite a ride, and it's only beginning!

Talk to you soon.


Hi again, I think they sit us right in front of where our division is and I hope we will spot them right away.I need to see what the ribbons look like and then i will make some too..he said he is going to Connecticut A school for many weeks I got two more letters today..and he sounds great...I am glad Connecticut is not far from here so maybe we can go visit once in a while..I am looking forward to writing him back later


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