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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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Navy Siblings

For siblings to share their love and pride for their brother/sister in the Navy.

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Latest Activity: Aug 21, 2015

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Younger brother left today for boot camp great lakes,il

Started by Melissa1213 USS RR sister. Last reply by ajett12 Sep 11, 2010. 1 Reply

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Comment by Bri'sMom940 on August 21, 2015 at 9:55pm
Hi. Is anyone on here anymore? My sister just graduated & is in CT right now.
Comment by Navyproud22 on December 14, 2014 at 12:09am
Hi Tif. I have a cousin at bootcamp right now.
Comment by Tiff20 on December 12, 2014 at 1:12am

Anyone out there have a brother or sister in boot camp right now?

Comment by sheriilynn0419 on January 2, 2013 at 5:02pm
Hi my names sheri im 23 and my brother left for bootcamp november 13th and missed all the holidays and his birthday :( im really upset and miss him like crazy!! Hes younger then me but i look up to him hes a great man i love him so much..anybody else going through something similiar??
Comment by bonseye on December 26, 2012 at 3:05pm
My name is Lindsay. Im 15 years old and My older brother Scott left for boot camp December 10th 2012. I still don't know how I'm feeling about him being gone. He is my best friend and its weird not having my best friend not here. My parents come on here and it makes them feel better sorta knowing what's he's been up too. We got a call from him on Christmas Eve and I was the happiest person in the world just hearing his voice. I know I miss my brother but I feel so awkward admitting it. It's hard to talk to my parents about and I feel like its not my place to miss him. Maybe you can help? I've been looking for someone to talk to about this. I'm not his mother or his father, however I am his sister is it ok to miss him as much as I do? Let me know what you think. I'm so proud of him don't get me wrong. But it's just.. Different. Him being gone is harder than anyone can imagine. I'm trying to be strong but I'm just a person. Any advice?!
Comment by Kristine (USS Tortuga) on December 6, 2012 at 4:51pm

Hi all! My little brother just flew into GL yesterday and arrived around 7:30 p.m. I'm so proud, yet nervous for him. I know he will do great. Anyone else have a sibling in the group of SRs arriving yesterday?

Comment by Meagelbeagel on November 27, 2012 at 12:50am
Hi I'm Jordan my big brother just left for boot camp a week ago. I'm so proud of him. I also very sad I miss him so much! But I really hope these next two months fly by.
Comment by Jess on February 2, 2012 at 11:32am

Hi everyone! My name is Jess and I have two brothers in the Navy. One is about to start his 3 years in Italy and he's actually my twin. We've always been around each other and done everything together so when he left in July last year for bc and then I went to school things have changed. We talk when we can, but both of us our so busy me with school and him with all of his a school and now he's on leave just relaxing. My other brother is at bc right now and graduates March 16 I can't wait to see him, he's in div 807. I haven't seen him since the beginning of December when I was home for two weeks. I'm so proud of both of them and even though I miss them I get through every day by reminding myself of what they are doing for our country. Letters, phone calls, skype, and my mom get me through everyday. 

Comment by Proud_Navy_Sister_85 on July 12, 2010 at 2:03pm
Hello everyone!! My name is Kristine and my brother left for Great Lakes, IL on July 8th, 2010 for boot camp. He graduates in Sept. 2010. I like the rest of you miss my baby brother something terrible. He's one of those people that can light up any room just by him smiling. Anyone else have a loved one in division 293?
Comment by ProudNavySister(USS Sterett) on April 13, 2010 at 10:07pm
My brother lift March 29th for Great Lakes. Anyone else have a loved on the left that day?

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