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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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Loading… would be great to keep in touch with PIR 30'ers with Sailors reporting to Florida for A school...

the follwing link will hook us up to more P-Cola sure to click join to view posts (thanks lady h & eyeronics)

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Sounds like we have a few SR's heading to Pensacola for various training. Most flyout Saturday after PIR, making PIR a bittersweet experience... amke the best of our time!

Great idea!  This support has been great and I hope to continue accessing this site once my son is in Pensecola.  Thanks!

Has anyone heard for sure if the SR's heading to Pensacola leave Saturday for sure?

info from for us from Lala: Comment by Lala Ribbon Queen PIR Ribbons1 hour ago           

I would say that those going to Pensacola will most likely leave on Saturday.. they oly stay in great Lakes longer...if there are no flights available. So if you can plan to stay until Sunday just in case that would be good. But plan to meet up at the airport for some extra time with your Sailor. It could be a couple hours it could be several.

I have to catch an early flight back to Texas on Saturday & I know my son would love to have his phone & laptop with him when he leaves... I hope his dad can meet him at the airport because he is taking a later flight home...

LBMM-if SRs dad is unable to get him ur things, between us others, i'm sure we could get it to your SR...the P-cola will most likely be on same flights... ((hug))

Oh thank you so much:)

well, we've got our fbk site ready to go if you'd like to join us...

1) search for: Pensacola A School (PIR/DOR March 30th)

2) send request to be added

3) ...and voila! we'll all be on the SAME page!  : )

Couldn't find it :/

hey doll- msg me your email- worked like a charm for the last (jackie) then accept to add me (shari) as friend : )

awesome idea!

Did I mentioned that we got the info that our SR will be Pensacola bound too!!  

He wrote that he leaves a couple of days after. So I am not for sure since I have read so many leave next day.


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