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Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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I am trying to connect with families who are in the same Ship/Division.

Hopefully, I am posting in the right group. :-) Thank you Chipmunk!

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Yes - you posted in the BC Moms Group

*Thank you!*

Good Morning - per the RTC website, Division 394 has a 10/15/2020 PIR date.

Here's the link:

RTC Grad Dates

HELP!!! Is it possible that my recruit made a mistake? His form letter states a graduation date of 24 OCT 20 and the RTC Graduation Dates for his division (394) states 10/15. From one mom to another who should I trust, or what should I plan for, even though graduation and liberty are suspended? :-)

It's weird that he would give you a 10/24 date since that's a Saturday.  Normally PIR's are on Friday's but since this whole pandemic hit they've changed them to Thursday's - which is what the RTC website shows for his division. 

I would just ask him in your next letter or if you are lucky enough to get a call you can confirm then. 

Thank you!

MaterNauta - Don't panic!! Like B'sNukeMom said we go with what is on the RTC website and then they could have told them something different that was changed with your recuit and not changed online. So be prepared for both dates!  I will trying to connect with you again later. 

Thank you!


Yes don't panic. And when you do hear from him ask him again just to make sure. As B'sNukeMoM MMN said follow what the RTC website says.   :)

Thank you!!!!

That's what my SR put in his letter (same ship and division) buuuut it seems wrong. If I get any clarification, I'll let you know!

Thank you!!! And PLEASE let's keep in touch.


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