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**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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Cryptology ~ CTI ~ CTM ~ CTN ~ CTR ~ CTT ~ Corry Station Pensacola Florida and Monterey California Discussions (56)

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Defense Language Institue info for Boot Camp Mama

Am I in the right place?? I'm new here so... lol Hello everyone! My SR is in BC w/ PIR: 9/30. His "A" School is the DLI in Monterey (Crypto…

Started by Keyser Söze

2 Aug 17, 2022
Reply by Keyser Söze

Daughter leaves for BC on November 7th.

After BC she is supposed to be attending A school in Pensacola.  I am so new to all of this, she is the first in the family to join the Mil…

Started by Jessica's Mama

4 Oct 4, 2018
Reply by Jessica's Mama

New to group

Hello all, I new to the group. My son just started in Pensacola a few weeks ago, CTN. Any general info about the area and or anything lose…

Started by ProudNavySonMom

5 Sep 3, 2018
Reply by ProudNavySonMom

CTR C School

My son is just now starting his A School for CTR he informed us that he will be heading to C school as well. Anyone know how long C School…

Started by NorCal NavyMom

1 May 29, 2018
Reply by Morning sky

Fort Gordon

Does anyone know anything about Fort Gordon?  All I know is that it is in Georgia.

Started by 1 Proud Mom

4 Jul 22, 2017
Reply by Susan

DLI grad gift for CTI

I need help... my daughter is graduating from DLI as a Chinese CTI and I need some ideas for a grad gift in a hurry. Anyone have any ideas?…

Started by Harrison

0 May 21, 2017

Deployment Question

Our son who is a CTN was put on temporary duty onboard a submarine the end of last month.  This is the second time he has been put on a sub…

Started by rschlo

3 Aug 21, 2016
Reply by lyz

The Evolution of Navy Cryptology

Started by CryptoDad

0 Mar 12, 2016

DLI campus question!

Hello! My Son is now in GL for BC....his PIR is 8/21. My question is....he will be at the DLI for A school and as a graduation present, we…

Started by missducky

9 Jul 29, 2015
Reply by sonshine

C school

Is there a C school for CTNs?  If so about how many weeks and how long to class up?  I know my son's graduation date for A school and I am…

Started by 1 Proud Mom

4 Jul 23, 2015
Reply by WifeofaUSsailor


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