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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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Anyone have kids on this ship lives in Cali? I just got my first letter Wanna talk? :)

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Hi Rain - I am on the opposite side of the country (Florida) - but my SR is SHIP 12/ Div 003 too.  I received his box last week, and his form letter yesterday with a short hand written note on back.  No "real" letters from him yet.  I also got a super surprise phone call on Saturday - 2 minutes only, but it was an unexpected treat! 


Welcome to the group!

Hi bradybunch same  here i got a 5mins call on Sat that was good and bad i cried all day long but i got over it now I'm stronger, or at least so i say  :)  nooooo I know i have to be strong for both of us i am waiting for a letter from him i got the note on the back of the letter form too but i read it like 10 times lol Good luck to your child too.

Hi Rain   I'm in Georgia my SR is also in 12/003  I'm waiting for my first letter Got a call on Sat oct 1st It was a short  call but i will take what  i can get. they have 5 weeks I hope it goes fast

It will go by fast i thought i was dying the first two wks but now it seems in my Reach  good luck

Hi Moms!! I am from WA State - my son is Ship 12 Div 003.  Cant wait til graduation day! So proud of him... :)  Received my first letter Saturday - no calls yet.  That is ok tho - he used his time to call his fiance and she is really good about sharing info with the rest of us. I hope time is going by faster for our SR's than it is for us...

My son is on this ship.  We are from Florida.  Pamela

Hi Pamela - what part of FL are you in?  I am in the panhandle.  Welcome to the group!

Hey wllowe - you might connect wtih joan46.... she is on your side of the country ;-)

How many of you are planning to be at PIR?  Looking forward to meeting u there!

I plan on being there  I think we are driving  Don't know were we are staying yet
We just got our ticket flying from Cali on thur 17th staying at the La Quinta in gurnee not too far
See PHOTO of 12/003 posted today (10/25/2011) on RTC website won by Emma Bliss during Trivia Tuesday!
somebody please help i cant find the picture
If you use facebook you need to search US Navy Recruit Training Command - it was posted about noon today on their wall.


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