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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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Any one else?  My son goes to A school in SC, then to nuke.

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How do we see pics of our SRs??


I got a letter today. He sounded good but is worried about the 1.5 run.  He's always been a worrier though.  I really miss him bad tonight.

Also got a letter today. Our SR says he did not expect to get chewed out so much. He did says they have a bit of fun once in a while......positive sign. He also said time is going fast

That makes me feel good to think their time is going fast:)

I just got off the phone with my SR!!!!!!!! He sounded really good.  Said he was tired all the time.  Food is good.  His performing job is Side Boy.  Said he'll be standing outside the tunnel.  So I'll hopefully get to see a picture of him on the RTC facebook page on 02/10/2012.

my Sr just called and talked to. My hubby....I got home from work 5 min too late.
He did not say why he got to call.

Mine didn't say either....and I was going to ask if the whole div. got to call, but forgot.

One thing he did say...on my letters to him, he said to use his address as the return address.

I hope you all get a call soon. At least they are almost half finished with boot camp

I'm so sorry gifted....yea, toes and heart.  Hang in there.

Oh wow I know how that hurts. This is my third son....I can tell how hurt you are. My experience has been strange with the older two.....the oldest married a girl who won't let us see the grandchildren ever. The second fell in love online with a gitl in Australia. He never saw the girl but spent thousands of dollars as soon as hbe got out of the Marines to go see hber. She refused to meet him after he got there. Thank God. My advice....... take this girlfriend to your heart like a daughter


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