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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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Anyone's recruit on this ship and Division?

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Private page for sure.

Okay, if you will send me a private message with your facebook names, I can add you when I create the page. I believe you'll get an email saying you've joined the group.  It should show up in your list of groups when you look at your facebook page.  I'm a member of several secret groups and it works well.  You can't join unless someone adds you, but anyone will be able to add someone you know is part of this group.  

Private works for me!

whatever works for you guys is fine with me

I can't believe how quickly time is flying by!!  Thank goodness I am "balls to the wall" and work busy so it keeps my mind occupied.  I'm getting so excited to see him.

OMG 9 DAYS..... YUP balls to the wall here too..... I got a promotion at work and getting a new group home set up for my patients... IS EXHAUSTING...  so gonna be slammed until we leave for GREAT LAKES.....  GETTING SUPER SUPER EXCITED

Congrats on the promotion!

Thank you !!!

I am also staying balls to the wall,   figured the time will go faster.   I have a running list in my head of what I still need to get done.   Finish packing,  copy my daughters birth certificate(have her ss card but better to be safe then sorry)  I am sure I will remember more as I am packing. 


Balls to the walls is an understatement! With work and rehearsals and trying to get to the gym, I am sooo busy.  Today is my day off and I am going to organize the things I plan to take with me. Makin' a list and checkin' it twice. 

Sorry ladies!  I forgot that to add you to the facebook group we have to be friends on facebook.  If you have your facebook settings set so that I can send you a friend request, great.  Send me a message here with your facebook name.

Once you are a member of the group, you can add members.  So, if you are already facebook friends with someone in the group, you can add them.

As I've told a few of you, I keep a pretty tight list of friends on facebook.  So, please know it's not personal if I "unfriend" you after the group gets going.  We'll still be able to chat on the group.

Yes we are standing strong. We are staying at the Ramada so will be at that meet and Greet on Thursday night.

I forgot to take pics of our ribbons, but I will. Have a great evening.



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