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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.

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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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When can a recruit have access to their cell phone after graduation?

We are going to graduation in August and he would like his cell phone for A school.  When are we allowed to give it to him since we already know he is not able to have it on RTC.  Can we give it to him after he graduates but before he heads off to A school?  Or do we have to wait and send it to him at A school?

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Thanks for the information.  Not sure when he will fly out for A school yet.  I will plan on bringing it just in case I can get it to him at the airport.
My son PIRed last week.  His RDC allowed them to return to RTC with their cell phones as long as he didn't see them (don't count on that, however).  We took an all black backpack and an all black shoulder-strap tote to the airport on Saturday which contained his civvies and laptop that he then took to A-school.  Once in FL all of his personal possessions, with the exception of his cell phone and ipod, were taken and locked up until he hits Phase 2.  They should be returned to him next week or the week after.  If he stays in GL for schooling, those Sailors had to move from RTC to the other side of the base after PIR and then were allowed to take their personal items onto base later that weekend (they were no longer on the BC side).  Hope that helps!
What is Phase 2?
you can give it to him immediatly after graduation when they make" liberty call" at the end of the graduation.. but keep in mind they are not allowed to walk and talk on the phone at the same time so maybe wait untill they get in the car with you guys .....just went to a graduation july 8th .. i wouldnt miss it for the world it was my fiance. good luck :)


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