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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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He is at Chicago so what are the dos and donts when sending my son (my only child) a letter or something like that. He is 22 yrs old, married and his wife is pregnant.

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Thank you so much!!

My daughter left on 12 May as well. I got The Box and form letter yesterday. You should be getting yours real soon. All the information is in the letter so you all can write.
Ok great! I am looking forward to it! :-)

Ugh I am crying reading all of this My son left May13 so I guess mine should be coming soon. I am so sick not knowing anything.

Cristinab...My grandson left on the 13th also.  He left to fly in for boot camp the same day my husband and I left for Chicago for my son's graduation from boot camp on the 15th.  This time around was easier for us as I had a son already go through boot camp four years ago.  It is very hard not to hear anything but I will tell you this time was different than our first son.  I got three phone calls from my son from boot camp, where with my first son, I only got to talk to him once and he had to earn that call.  It will be easier once you have a mailing address and can send letters.  Just keep yourself busy writing a letter everyday.  It will go by quicker thank you think!!!  And maybe you will get extra phone calls too!!  Chin up!!

Thanks so much!

My son was supposed to arrive at RTC May 12th but because of flight cancelations, so he got there May 13th Wed night late. I received The Box today May 19th. 

We still haven't received anything from my son.  Its been since May 12th since he got there.

When did you receive the "I'm here safe call"? There were 9 others that didn't fly out with him  till the  13th.

On the 12th Tuesday night around 8:30-9:00pm

Navymom9828, I left info for you on your My Page.

Sherrie0530, check your My Page.


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