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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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This is our next Project. This is ship is the last one of the group traveling with the USS Nimitz.

We will be working with the CMC on this ship . This will be broken down by Depatments.  there is a total of 367 on the ship with 10 newbies flying out to the ship soon. . They will all be shipped to the CMC. Each box will have the department name under the address in big print so the CMC knows where it will go.  Ship dates for this are 7-22-7-27



Your name and address


                        Att: Air Dept.

                       USS Princeton CG-59

                       xxx xx 96675-1179

                It will be very important that we all stick to our groups  and make sure you mark your boxes .



Executive Dept-(37) Gertrude M- 15, Karen B-16, ME-6 Done


Combat Systems-(54) Virginia B-25, Gwen F-25, ME -4 Done


Weapons-(65)- Cathy K-30, Joyce L-35 Done


Operations-(80) Gwen F-20, Marilyn F- 30, Rose S-30-Done


Supply-(56) Betty F-30, Sue L-16 Done


Engineering-(52) Cathy K 30, Sue L 22    Done


Air Dept.-  (23) Jodi 23 Done

There 3 command  that I will do and the 10 extras for the newbies flying out to the ship.

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Very exciting!  BUT let's start this on Monday 7-22.  I have ladies ready to roll.

Put me down for 70 to start.

Sue can you do 80 and that will do the whole operations dept.

I can try, but the flanged kind are hard to fit all in 1 box.  let me get back to you on that.


I have 23 done right now that I could ship on Monday. How about the Air Dept?


I will get back to you, Im working the numbers now.

I have 30 but could do a few more if needed.

Dana, please hold on to what we have we are working on more groups. This one filled up quick.

from Jodi:

here are some photos of pcs sent-bottom from Betty F, the other 2 from Cathy K:

Heads at Ease,


I would like to say thank you for the pillow case that you sent to USS Princeton, they were a much appreciated and totally unexpected.  I lead a division of about 24 young men and woman and there was a lot of excitement in picking the case they wanted. Again thank you for the gift.



OS1 Erik


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