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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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My SR leaves on 10/09/18 it's coming up way to fast

Any other SR leave this day ?

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Mine ships that day as well. Seems like it was so far off for the longest it’s a week away

Yes just a week I get good bumps I'm from California how about you

Hi Ladies, wanted to let you know, they can take their Cell phones so make sure they keep it charged. If not then they will not be able to call the I'm here call. there are no phones available for them to use. make sure they have a small address book I found a very small one that fits in the wallet if not on note paper. addresses and phone numbers. And stick a note inside, "I Love You and So Proud" "We will miss you, Stay Focusand We Love You" something encouraging and maybe a scripture. Believe me when they see it in their Wallet they will cling to it because they will be missing you a great deal. stick a picture of the Family, Pet. They Long for something to cling to while in BC  so maybe copy some pics and stick it in wallet. Wishing your Loved One the Very best in this New Journey.

Thank you I will let him know about the cell phone and I love the note part I always do that when my husband goes out of town my son tells me I'm wierd .but now he gets one hopefully it will make him smile

That is too Cute Sailormom96. And he will Love it! My Son is Stationed in San Diego (Coronado) here is a site to make sure you have all in order. and a book of stamps and calling card so he doesnt have to worry about buying one. Make sure it is activated already. And please I want you to know that when the Box comes you have to be there to receive (sign for it) , so if you can make arrangements prior with Fed ex to leave near doorstep that would be a suggestion, or they leave a slip to pick up.

 Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for....)

Phone Cards and Phone Calls.

Question my son told me he will be staying in Great Lakes affter BC for a before A school training his rate is STG how long will we have with him after graduation ? And how lond will he be there before going to San Diego

Good Morning Sailormom96

Here's a link that might explain it better, scroll down to: If your Sailor stays in GL.

also your second question- he will be at TSC for about 6 weeks before he goes to SD.

the good news is he should get roughly a 10 leave after GL before he goes to SD, but you need to verify with him about that

My son left today. I am patiently waiting for his "I have arrived " phone call. I'm a hot mess of emotions. This is my first ever experience with the military. 


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