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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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Our June adoption is the Strike Fighter Wing VFA 136 the "KNIGHTHAWKS." They are deployed with the Carrier Air Wing One on the USS Theodore Roosevelt. They usually work 12 hour shifts but the hours are usually much longer due to the maintenance that is required for their Aircrafts.

175 males and 50 females

Pillowcases are a GO.


Hygiene items

Black socks


Foot powder







Baby wipes

Crystal Light drink sticks

We will ship the week of June 22.

Come on Moms, let's send them some love from home! The Knighhawks are working LONG hours in very HOT conditions! They could use a big morale boost!!

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I'm in!

Thank you sistah!

I've got 2 boxes ready. 6 packs of handy wipes, 6 pairs of black socks (that's the end of the 1,000 pair from the sock drive about 18 months ago,) some hanging air fresheners, 35 male/generic pillowcase and 5 female pillowcases.  


I'm in but I'll have to let you know around the 15th what we can do. My baby (25) girl is moving to Florida on Saturday. The only good thing about it is "Road Trip" I'll be driving her down with her.  

Thank you! Drive safely!

HI Pat,

I've been contacted my the girl scout council here in Ct asking if they could donate more Girl Scout cookies.  Would you like me to get some for this adoption?  If yes, how many boxes would you want me to send off?  If you want them I'll get a few Navy moms and do a small packing party.


Donna, YES, that would be great!! There are 225 in this month's group so I think as many boxes of cookies as you can get! If you do a small packing party (remember a packing party can be as few as 2! LOL!), not to worry, we will work out postage!!!

Thank you, GS cookies will be a hit!!!!

I'm on it :)

I KNEW you would be! LOL!!

I'm also in!!

Thank you Holly!


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