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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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Anyone's recruit on this ship and Division?

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Absolutely do it! Everyone loves memorabilia and the Sailor's hat is a real winner.

I am going to test the waters...If anyone is interested, I am a Scentsy Consultant. We have a Navy Warmer. Here is the link that you can order from my website.

I agree with Melissa.  I wouldn't mind ordering more ribbons.  I love the one with the rope and Sailor's hat.  You really have a flare in this area...go for it!!!

Where did you get the stuff to make those.  They are awesome.  I'm a little crafty, and since I'm out of time to order I could just make a couple that I need!  Thanks.

Hobby Lobby...They have an awesome military section back in the stickers section. :)

Awesome ribbons! You did a great job. Well I'm up and planning on being on the job by 9 this am.

I'm getting my hair done tomorrow too. All my process'. I'm getting my nails on the 29th. My Mom got me hooked on sheliac mannis. There was a groupon a couple weeks ago so I got it! Mine are looking rough right now.

I'm going to mail my letter from weekend activities today and an encouragement card for BS too. My range/oven broke so I have a repair man coming today to fix. The spouse will be here to let him in. My youngest doesn't have school today so it will be waffles tonight if I don't get it fixed.

Better get ready here ladies. Have a good day!


Good Morning.... AWESOME RIBBONS...   Mailing my last letter today...  and will mail a card on thursday..

chef... ouch on the oven ... but waffles sound good too. hahah...


Good morning Ladies....I had Monday off for a holiday so I've been a bit out of the loop.  Jacqui...I did get your message and thank you.  I am SOOOOO hoping for a phone call soon.  I can't believe we will be at graduation in 9 days!!!  It did go a lot faster than I thought it would for sure.  Can't wait to meet you all!!

Good Morning everyone,  I may have some info on when BS will be held but can not post it here. May not be right but from what it sounds like it is a pretty good chance on it.   Private message me if you would like.  

Just sent you a friend request so I could message you.  :-)

We talked about this a little while ago... staying in touch after PIR.  Obviously we'll still have this group if we want to post here. 

I'm willing to make a secret facebook group where we could post.  No one would be able to search for it.  You'd have to be invited to join (easy enough).  Our posts and other things we say will be private and not show up on our walls or anywhere else.  I like the idea of a private facebook because I prefer something that isn't as unsecure as this site (where anyone can troll for info) or the RTC page/forum.  However,I realize that I'm not the only one who would be part of the group and that not everyone may feel the same  way as me.

So, yes or no? Trust me, I'm not offended  if you'd rather set up something different or continue posting on  this group. 

I think a private page would be the best way and not on N4M.

I mailed my letter today. I told my SR that I hope we continue the writing part of all this. Yes, I look forward to the quick texts, emails, and phone calls we will make after PIR, but I will really miss the art of a handwritten letter. As you all should know by now, my husband and I collect vintage fountain pens, so it's been fun putting some to use!

My 1st "real" day at my consulting gig. All I can say is WTF? It's a huge culster, you know what. I've assisted on the menu design, kitchen set-up, recipes, and other parts. My friends husband, the owner, hired this "manager" who would do what he sold the owner to get the job. Well, you know where I am going...major theft of cash and product, manipulate the payroll, no firewalls of protection, bad, bad, BAD! I'd say at least 20K gone. They opened Nov 11, 2011. I will return in the am to dig and correct some more, after I get my hair done.

I can't believe we are close to the end of Chapter 1 of "our" naval career. What will our second chapter be filled with? Something to think about ladies and gentleman. I know I'm headed to San Antonio! Great food. Never been there. So...that's what I'm thinking.

Have a great night. Spouse and I are ready to watch "Justified."


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