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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


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**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still required


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Do you think my daughter will be graduating June 29, she left May 1,


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Good Morning Lisa - my husband left on May 1st as well. I was thinking the PIR date would be July 6th. I counted 9 weeks since there is almost a week of "processing" (paperwork, dental exams, etc.) before they even get to start the actual training. I believe they are just getting settled into their actual training area right now.  I could be wrong but that was my calculation. Also I called the recruiter and got his address. His division is 201, which I do not see listed under the 6/29 PIR group. Let me know what you think. It looks like we are in the same boat waiting for the form letter.

Called the recruiter he said he would be e-mailing me the information in 10 minutes that was almost 3 hours ago, seems once they get them to sign up their done, gonna call him back again in a few , soon as I find out I will let u know

The recruiter said her division was 197 don't see that under there either and think the ship is 11 , so just don't know at this point, gonna check the mail hopefully find her form letter in there


The reason we don't have the Divisions listed for this PIR date is that RTC has not released them yet. They normally post the new TG's on Mondays once it is finally formed. Sometimes it is later in the week when it is a larger TG.

So hopefully next Monday we will see the official results. What we do in the meantime is "guestimate" and go on Form Letter info when it is received.

Thankyou, so much, I will keep checking back,

In the meantime...just stay here! Go ahead and start reading the info in the Discussion Forum...and feel free to ask questions on the main wall of this Group. There are Veteran BC Moms who are there waiting to answer your questions. If it ends up not being your just join the correct one. I post the same info on every Group!

My son left May 1st too. Keep me in touch. Maybe we get the same PIR.


Did you get any letters from your son yet?

My son left May the 1st as well.....watching and waiting :)



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