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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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it's official, got the form letter with 21 Oct PIR and Ship 11 Div 349 :)  any others out there in same Div?

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Great idea, Mombychoice!  I will definitely pass that tip along to my son.  It's nice that you've been able to maintain some of those connections.
That is a great idea.  WIll do the same!  Congrats to our Sailors!
My son told me early on they were putting together a list of facebook contact information.  I think with technology that will the best way to stay in touch with all the moving around they will be doing.  I hope they stay in contact, especially the ones he really got along with.
That's also a good idea to make the facebook list. Just know that sometimes there are oodles of people one has to search through because so many have the same names and if no pic there it is harder/more time consuming to search. Doing both sounds like a good idea.

Congrats to all our new sailors!  Congrats , also, to all the families who supported their SR's through these weeks of bootcamp!  Bravo Zulu, 349! 

Mombychoice - that's great advice!  I'm going to mention it to my sailor, too! (350)


Hey Div 349- we have one more shot at seeing our SAILORS before Friday.  RTC Facebook Page - Tuesday Trivia at 10 Central Time and Wednesday Photo Contest at Noon Central Time.  I will give it my best.  We were soooo close last week Thanks to Bodie5!!!!
I'll be at the ready tomorrow for trivia!!  ... But, on the road headed towards Illinois on Wednesday. Hopefully 349 will get a glimpse of our boys!  We should really get in touch with Stoner (who won the past two weeks in a row) to see what tips she can offer.  OR .... maybe we could all chip in a few bucks and pay her to win for us!  LOL
Safe and Happy Travels!!   Good Luck tomorrow.  I will try like heck.  I usually have like 5 different tabs open so i am ready.  Ya I seen she won a couple of weeks in a row that lucky girl!!!
Comment by mombychoice 18 hours ago

Looking for moms of SHIP11/DIV349 PIR 10/21 moms of the
different divisions on these sites would like to compile a list of those
we've shared with/supported through these trying bootcamp weeks.

Whether you are able to come to Meet'n Greet or graduation please feel free to
share the following with us:

(your screename on this site) Your real name

(personal email address, if so desire) Hometown Sailor's F&L

SHIP11/349 Type of A-School he/she will go to next

Location of A-School

Please send info to:
Thank you!

done :)

oh and if you need help, i would volunteer!


done! :-)


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