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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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My 18 year old son will be leaving for boot camp in less than a month. He is currently very rude and hateful towards me and acts like I am an inconvenience to him. I am not sure where this attitude is coming from from it is very disturbing. He acts as though I owe him the world. I am concerned about his attutide in boot camp and am hoping that he gets an attitude adjustment while he is at Great Lakes. Has anyone else experience this with there son/daughter?

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YES! YES! YES!  Back in '06, my younger son was due to go to boot camp for Army cadets (at West Point) within weeks of graduating from high school. OMG! Talk about obnoxiousness. I couldn't wait for him to leave. He had the world figured out - thought his father was hopelessly old-fashioned and outdated and his mother grossly sentimental. Neither of which is true. Finally, one day I said to him, "What exactly is your problem?" He reply, "Mom, I don't want you to miss me too much, so I am helping you adjust to life without me." I was stunned & silent. When I recovered, I declared, "Son, consider us adjusted. Well adjusted. Now stop being an a$$hole."

Ahhh ...........  such fond memories. Enjoy these days with your son. Feel free to tell him he no longer has to help you adjust to life without him. Tell him you have Navy For Moms. Additionally, HE might want to sign up for this website created by Craig strictly for deppers -

sdees3 - This is God's way of saying it's about time he leaves the nest. God does this to alot of 18yo males so they can go out and explore life for themselves.  You just happen to be the "fall guy" right now.  I'm actually surprised you said son, because it's usually the gals that have the attitudes.  Just ride it through for the next month, and the Navy will wipe out that attitude thing.  He will be begging for you to write him in boot camp.  

In the mean time, you really need to read this book:


Where was this book when I needed it? attitude adjustment? daughter was the same way just before she went in, couldn't wait to just leave and WOW what a change into a wonderful, mature young lady who now loves & misses me! you will see such a change in your son...take care and God Bless him...  
Thanks Janice. October 4th is just around the corner.

I bet all you ladies are like this..."I can't wait to start missing you"


My Sailor is home on leave and though I love him dearly, I can relate to the above--too much "gear adrift" around here.

My son also leaves for boot camp in less than a month, although he doesn't act as though I am an inconvenience, he does make comments that I wouldn't expect from him. When I was talking to a friend about it she suggested that maybe it is his way of distancing himself prior to leaving. Maybe so but I don't like it.


Dorcas T....join this group   here you'll connect with others leaving in oct and get some good info


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