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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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My son is in this Div. Anyone else?

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Got a very short letter this Friday not much he said he would write more but oh well. Calls we need calls I want to know what's going on did anyone he knew get pushed back how's he doing...sorry I'm venting just missing my one and only.

I got a letter!!!! He wasn't set back. He sent me information on his A-school. And that hell week is over. We are getting there soon, less than 3weeks to go! Take care everyone.




I wanted to give everyone a heads-up who ordered ribbons from me to wear to PIR. I am almost finished with all the ribbons for this PIR group that have been paid for and I am shipping them tomorrow and Tuesday. Please let me know what you think of them when they arrive and thanks for allowing me to make them for you. Let me know if you have any questions at all. I hope you all have a great week and get a really good letter and awesome phone call. :-)
Dreading this week for our boys I know they will be ok but the gas chamber test is this week. Uggg can't wait till bootcamp is over for me and my son.
I know it's hard not to worry, but try not to worry too much. My daughter says that test as not near as bad as she expected it to be. It is amazing what they can overcome. I know I would not want to do that test more than any they have to do.
I haven't been on for a while. How is everyone doing? I am really missing both my sons!! One is out at sea and the other in boot camp. I have been so lucky to have one of them to talk to, but the past couple of weeks have been a little rough!! Any new news on our guys and gals? Any info on our date for Battlestations? I can't believe we only have 17 days!!! I am really getting excited!! Are the ribbons for us to wear to PIR? Can we still purchase them?  I hope everyone has a fantastic day and I am really looking forward to meeting you all!!
Battlestations???? Can't wait till sept 30 to get here. Just wish we would get a call.
Didn't know about the ribbons either...has anyone heard anything letter usualy comes on thurs but I didn't get one.
I got a letter yesterday.  Just excited for us to get there :)  The ribbons are from Lala.  She makes ribbons for you to purchase to wear at PIR

Any dates for Battlestations???


What is battlestations


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