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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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We received our form letter Thursday and was very excited to get it.  Saying a prayer and keeping my fingers crossed for the March 30th graduation.

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That's great

Did you decide on a color?  I would love to be a part of wearing a ribbon.

Janis, is it too late to ask for a ribbon also? I don't know if you're making them for just the "moms" or the whole family? Our last name is Wallace. Please let me know if you need anything else and also if you want me to pay you! I will be glad to send you a check or just bring money to one of the meet & greets!



I cant believe how close we are!  13 days???  This is just so exciting!  I am going through my luggage and organizing what I need to bring my SR (per his instructions before he left of course).  Oh my...What to wear!  I hope I have time to shop.  Will it be too cold for open toe shoes? Short sleeve vs long sleeves? Layers? Listen to me...Can you all tell I am just excited!! 

Oh and I do realize that Chicago can get very cold so layers it will be. :)  Just not sure about the shoes lol

It is going to be such a special day!

Love you all,



The weather here has been unreal today 80 oh my - it has been above average like 30 degrees for this time of the year.  Our boys did get to go out and enjoy some of the weather - Brandon said when they were out the sky was nice and blue :).  Next week they should have the forecast for Friday the 30th and I will post it.  Have a great weekend. Hugs Tora


I received a letter today thank goodness, it was dated 3/13/2012   WELL they did it!!!  They came together as one today, Brandon was so excited.  I find myself getting more and more emontional closer it gets ugh.  They received the peanut shot again along with like 5 other ones that hurt he said.  They were on 5-2 come on Battlestations. God Bless all of our SR's. Hugs Tora              Happy St. Patty's Day almost forgot lol.

Thank god...god bless them all.

Ladies I would be honored to make ribbons for you and your family just sent me a message with your last name, also if you could please send me your address I would just hate god forbid something to happen and you ladies not get your ribbons.  So if I could get address I will be more than happy to mail them to each one of you.  They do not take much time or material to make so doing this is not a problem at all.  Hugs Tora

You are very welcome.  Hugs Tora

I would love to get the ribbons as well, but I do not know how to private message someone on here?  What do I need to do.  I do plan on going to Sarges Meet and greet so I hope to see everyone there. 

Hello Nuke Mom I sent you a friend request it will show up on your - my page.  Hugs Tora

thanks, just figured it out.  Sent you a message.  Can't wait till PIR, miss him so much


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