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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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Hey, I hope this isn't too forward of me. I wrote a short poem and would like some feedback... I know it doesn't include girls, but that got too clunky. Thanks for reading it.

The Sea Calls
By M. Clayton

In the warmth of a golden afternoon,
A mother waits for the clatter
Of boys and their friends, soon.
Silent hours pass, no chatter,
Her young son has been called to the sea.

In the darkness of a night without sleep,
A bride reaches across the bed.
Fingers brush the empty sheet,
She misses the man she has wed;
Her husband has been called to the sea.

Playing and laughing, a child with her toys,
Pauses, listening for a car.
“Is Daddy here?” she cries with joy.
“No, love, he’s still away so far.”
A father has been called to the sea.

With flags flying high and music so grand,
We honor our sailors today.
On a ship, a sub, a far distant land,
Loved ones are a heartbeat away.
Our heroes are called to the sea.

In the bright dawn of a morning sky,
Or the dismal cold of late night,
Excited, we stand with our heads held high,
Cheering for the glorious sight
Of our Sailors returned from the sea.

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I think it is absolutely beautiful Anti M -
Thank you! I posted it in the forums too. I hope it isn't ... too much, you know?
Do you mind if I posted in the Rodney Davis group? They are the ship we adopted for the holidays and lots of young wives in the group. It may make a few cry but it is so pretty.
Hi ... sorry I didn't reply right away. One of those busy days...

You certainly may post it. I want everyone to feel free to use it, just leave my name on it, please. I haven't written any poetry in years and years, this just came to me, inspired by N4M!
Thank you.

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