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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 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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Hi all!  This is a discussion I've started for the families with recruits in Ship 2, Div 952.  Of course anyone can join, but this will help those of us in this specific group get to know each other. 

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Which one is yours?
Awesome!!!!! Thank you so much for posting this. They all look so handsome!
jckShip02Div951 - Thanks for the tip! My son said we should sit in the balcony...he said when they (Honor Guard) are done performing they can come sit up there but only if their family was there..... Did you see any of that going on?
Gotcha! We only have 7 divisions this week so hopefully we'll have the space! Either way I will be happy, becuase when it's all done, I'll get to see my son!
Brandon told me to go in the left side of the building and to NOT sit in the balcony.
Did he say why? Cause my husband had told me to sit in the balcony. But then when I spoke to him on Saturday (after Captain's Cup) he wasn't 100% sure if I should still sit in the balcony.
@Lovemyhorses - what is Brandon's role in 952? Is he honor guard, choir, rifle? how about you josteph?

I think it depends on what our Sailors will be doing. My son is honor guard and a flag bearer. He said that once they are done performing they will be able to come sit with family but only if they are in the balcony.... I don't know if that holds true for the other performance groups... (rifles, choirs, etc.)
Brandon said he is (lovely sounding) a body snatcher. Keeps an eye and catches guys if they pass out. ???

I think he said he wouldnt be able to come up there. Not for sure thoug. I was so excited to talk to him I forgot.
My Nick is a body snatcher too. sounds horrific but I guess it is a good role. They carry out the guys that pass out during PIR. Those that do pass out, don't get liberty.
My guess is body snatchers wouldn't be very effective if they were sitting with their families! lol
No but that is ok, I just hope this week he does not have to pick anyone up off the floor. lol
Brandon said it is better than standing at attention the whole time. That would be awful if they missed liberty because they passed out. :( We will hooe ALL do fine!


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