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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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Does anyone who's sailor has been in the AZ school have any suggestions as to what areas are best to go to?? I know they Navy ultimately decides but I was curious how the locations were such as California versus Florida and overseas locations like China. Any input would be greatly appreciated so I can forward that to my sailor. Thank you!!

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I guess one location is just as good as any other.  Our son has been in the Navy for two years now.  While in A school he worked hard and graduated top of his class, so, when the orders came in he had frist pick.  He wanted to be with a helocopter squadron because, according to him, "...they go more places than fix wing aircraft."  and he was ready to see the world.  But, he wanted to be based in San Diego.  We are originally from that area and have lots of family there.  And he has a friend from high school, that he enlisted with, that is stationed there. 

So, he selected a helo squadron based in San Diego!  His dream come true!  At the time they were mid-deployment aboard the Abraham Lincoln, so he was flown out to meet up with them in the Persain Gulf.  He finished that deployment with them, crossing the Suez Canal, and a port visit in Turkey.

  But he finds out was that they were scheduled to move their home base to Japan.  So the only time he spend in San Diego was from August to February.  We did get to go out an visit him there, and he did come home for Chirstmas. 

He has been in Japan for a year now.  His squadron is now attached to the George Washington, and their last deployment has taken them to Australia, Korea, and Hong Kong.  They even assisted with relief operations in the Phillipians last year.  During their time on base, he's spent his days off "exploring".  He and his buddies have seen many beautiful sites there in Japan, including climbing Mt. Fuji. 

Where ever they go, they are too far away for mom's comfort!  But they will have an experience of a life time!  Japan is too far away for me to go visit.  I'd like him to be back in San Diego, or Hawaii!  I'd visit Hawaii!  But for them, one station is just as good as anywhere else.  They spend half their time on the boat, half on base, and there are thing to see and experience every where they go.

another advantage of the AZ job; they work at the computer.  They have an email address and can keep in touch easier.  That is, if they are ones that DO keep in touch!  Some times it's like "Hey, David.  what are you up to? How you doin?"  and he's like, "fine".  But, that's my boy!  I learn more by following the ships and squadrons facebook pages. 



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