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**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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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Just wondering if any others will have kiddos or SOs moving on to A school in Pensacola after? My daughter will be going to A school there to be an AO. Are you going to A school grad too?

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No, My daughter will be staying in the GL for her A school.  What is a AO?

Aviation Ordnanceman. :)

Hi! My boyfriend will be attending A school in Pensacola as well for CTR. I didn't know there was an A school graduation but if there is, I will be there! :)

Well her recruiter told me their would be but then again he has been wrong quiet a bit so far lol. Anyway you cut it will be going down some time she will be on liberty to visit her and actually get some time with her. Especially since we don't know where she will go after.

There probably is and I just don't know about it! I will be down in Pensacola once or twice while he's there. Never been to Florida and I too am not sure where he will be going afterwards. 

Florida is nice especially Pensacola ;) I think we will enjoy that graduation much more lol.

My son will be going there as well. Aircraft Machinist.

Cool. I wish I knew when they were leaving. I know she said they were grad and go. I think she probably meant Sat departure but not sure.

My son is leaving to go to Pensecola after graduation. He will be an air crewman. 

They will be in Pensacola together too?! YAY!! :)

My son will be going to Pensacola too for A school!  I know he will be glad to be back on Sunshiney Florida!  He is a Florida boy born and raised!

twdavis

Haha, mine is born and raised in Maine...he's gonna die of heat stroke! 

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