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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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Just got my letter from our SR made us so happy :)!  Heading to Great Lakes for the PIR in April and can't wait to see him.

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That is awesome liven...... I think all the SR's are in the groove now.. (sounds it) and that is great will be searching for those pictures also............ Would be great to get a glimpse of him.....   

17 days.......... Can't wait to see my SR.......

so, 922 moms - i just realized that a local gal will be graduating tomorrow and theoretically, our SRs will be performing, right?  I asked her mom to take lots of extra pics and to look for my son in the chorus :-)

Just want to say thank you to all, I just received two letters from my SR and so many different little abbreviations that I would have no Idea what they meant. And I knew I could come here and find out....... :) He was excited to get his collar device E3 finally.14 days, I am so excited to see him.. They are at the end of week 5 and battle stations are week 7 so not this Monday the next.. Got a 4.5 on his PFA drill, (woot he said) lol. Thanks again all for being here..

Now I know a new meaning for painful.  A mom/girlfriend posted on the 3/30 group that she uploaded a full album of pictures to her facebook page for their PIR.  She most likely got a picture of my SR in the chorus and I don't know her facebook name to find the pictures!  Her name on here is different.  I've sent her a message, so am waiting, waiting to find out so I can get a glimpse of him.  Never fear, I will share the picture location when I get it so you can peruse them also.

Thank you, teachermom.  I will be anxiously waiting.  Does anyone know how soon after PIR that the RTC will post pictures on facebook?

It won't be before Monday since they are now freezing the site over the weekend since nobody is there to monitor it.  Over the last 8 weeks it has been quick and then sometime it takes a week.  It all depends on how busy they are. Were you as frustrated as I was at the pictures this week of the groups marching?  They stopped with 810.  I clicked next ready to look for my SR and BAM a picture of a tree.  GRRR

yes, I was frustrated too.  I just want a glimpse of my SR.  I know it hasn't been that long, but it seems like forever since I saw her last.  My SR is the only female on the drill team so she should be easy to spot.  I am so excited for PIR.  I know I will be so happy to see her, but I am so afraid that I will just break down and cry at the sight of her.  It will be difficult to let her go again when she leaves for A School.  I know I will cry all the way back to Tennessee.

Ladies Samsmom uploaded picture of chorus, I can see my SON!!!! 2nd from right back row glasses...........Thats my boy............... ;0

My SR is 3rd from right, standing right next to your son! I can see his eyes and the top of his head, but that is him.  I'd know those eyes anywhere!

That is awesome!! It was like a magnet pulled me right to him.. Lol, I'm sure the same with you.. We call that ma'ma radar! ;). The tears are still rolling....

handsome boys!!!!!!


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