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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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Here you go ladies..... Post where you are flying into, what time and date of course and how many seats you have for carpool from the airport to the hotel.

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I am flying into O'Hare on 4/12 arriving around noon. Staying at the Residence Inn. I rented a minivan and have 2 extra seats from the airport!

We also are flying into O"Hare on 4/12. there are 2 of us and we are also staying at the Residence Inn

what time are you arriving at O'Hare

We are flying in to O'Hare on Wed. the 11th in the morning.  Have rented a car and since there are only three of us, we have room for one more.  We are staying at the Ramada and are flying out on Sunday morning very early, but will also have one seat on the return trip to O'Hare.

Oh my goodness! This could be an answer to a prayer. I'm still trying to coordinate my trip.

Let us know what we can do to help!! I know the hotels are pretty close by eachother

Correction I have 3 seats!!!

I am arriving the 12th at 10:45 am , we could use a ride if the offer is still available, it would be me and my sons fiancé .

We don't land until noon so if you don't mind waiting the seats are yours :) Where are you staying?

Have you heard from lorifrmnaples I didn't realize she had inquired first, we are staying at Comfort Inn, if it's not possible I can rent a car I found them real cheap on Hotwire , just kinda scared to drive in a town I don't know.

We will arrive at O'Hare on 4/12 at 1:11 pm and are staying in Gurnee at the La Quinta. We have two (or three if you squeeze in) seats available if anyone else is staying in Gurnee or nearby. Our return flight from O'Hare will be Sunday at 9 am if that is helpful for anyone - again with 2 or 3 seats available for a ride.

I'm in need of a ride. Just myself. Flying into O'Hare on 4/12 with 10:00am arrival. Staying at the Waukegan Residence Inn.  Leaving O'Hare Sat. 4/14 at 2:50pm. Can help with cost of rental car. Thanks!


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