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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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Woo Hoo !!!   We know their grad date  :)  I am still waiting for my form letter, probably get it today. I am so excited  :)

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Hope you get your letter today Lucy-Kennys Mom!

My son Christian is with your son Kenny, Ship 02 Division 905...we got our form letter Friday

didnt get it today... maybe tomorrow.  :)
Since our kids are Div 905 does that mean he is in the performance division...singers, musicians, flag carriers ??

how do you know what their division is doing?


I dont know. all I know that it says Div 900 is the performance division.  I dont know if that means (900) or all 900's (900 - 999).


It means ever DIV in the 900's are performing divisions. They are made up of the band, choir, drill team, and flag corp. But there are also non-performers in that Div. They work behind the scenes during PIR as greeters, taking care of VIP's and other jobs like body snatchers. But body snatchers can be from any division. To get in the 900 DIV they have to volunteer and may have to try out. They are also chosen for the 900 DIV based on high ASVAB scores.

Body snatchers walk up and down the isles during PIR looking for anyone who either is passing out or looks like they are about to. It is their job to catch them. The recruits have to stand in the same spot for a long time without moving and if they lock their knees it can cut off the blood flow and make them faint or pass out. But don't worry they recover quickly :-)

Thanks so much for your reply  :) Wow !!!  Very exciting for him, I wonder what he will be doing.  Body Snatchers....   hahaha that is funny

Hi Ladies, my SR is Ship 02/Div 905 too!! So excited, got the letter yesterday, box came today!  Doing the countdown until 12/16. My SR said he was picked and put into 905.  Said he will preform for the 2 PIR's and his own... Somewhere I read to check the RTC facebook page and they will post pictures shortly after the other PIR's so maybe we will see our kids soon!!


My son is ship 02/div 904



i am so excited and can't wait for the 16th fo Dec. thanks for all the info you all post out there.

I'm Excited too!!!  Dec. 16th can't get here soon enough!  lol

42 days!! It just doesnt sound bad but seems like a life time!! Looking forward to meeting lots of you on Thursday I hope!



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