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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 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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I had posted about my son being on ship 5 for legal holding for giving his bunkmate an ibuprofen. Well yesterday he calls and say mom my chief gave me a job while in THU. I said good son. Then he comes back and said mom guess what I’m on the list for a flight to A school. I’m like what? I said I thought you going to captain mast he said my other chief just spoke to me about it when I first got there and I didn’t have no legal stuff pending. I was like omg son look how God come into the mist of this situation and rectified it. He then texted me back in 30 minutes saying he was ordered to go pick up his orders for A school. So, my son is leaving for A school today or the weekend. I’m never the one to not belief in Gods work I needed my son to belief in Gods work. I appreciate all who sent up prayers because we really didn’t know how this would had played out if we didn’t trust in our Savior.

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Stephanie - that is fantastic news!  I'm so glad everything worked out and he is able to move on.  Thankfully his chief realized there was nothing more to it than him wanting to help out a shipmate.  Lesson learned.

Good luck to him at his A school.

Yes ma’am I’m so ecstatic and so happy for them

Excellent, sounds like it got dismissed. I am very happy that it all worked out for him!

I’m thinking the same thing they never spoke to him about it again.

Yay! That is wonderful. So glad that things worked out. I tried to contact you before seeing this discussion. Yes, you are right about God at work and is worthy of praise. Well wishes to you and your Sailor.

Yes thank you so much for all prayers. God is just awesome not just good things but pray to him got bad times as well


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