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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.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

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My son is going to Connecticut.  Anyone else?  Do we know when they will leave after PIR?

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Misty, my son is going to South Caroline - nuke program. Would love to know when he is going to leave. Anyone else going to nuke school?



My husband and I will be going there shortly after PIR

Hello!  My son,  11/106   is also going to CT following PIR 3/30.  No, I don't know exactly how soon after PIR he will leave.  We are hoping for a day together, but no word yet.   

I sure hope we get a day too.  Have you made your reservations where you are going to stay in GL yet? R u going to the meet and greets?

He is training in CT for machinist on the subs.  That part I dread.  My understanding is that once they go on their tours on the sub we don't get much contact from them.

We did make reservations but I'm wondering if we should change them.  We made them at the Sleep in cuz it was 1 mile from the graduation, but I don't think they have a shuttle I'm not sure.  Just ready to see my son!  This is really tough, but I have done better than I thought I would.

I talked to Tyler on the phone last Saturday.  I told him about Navy for Moms.  Is your son Josh?  Tyler was asking me the moms names I had been talking to and I told him your user name.  He ask me if Josh  is your son and I told him I would ask.  Sorry for taking so long to reply.  My schedule has been crazy lately. My other two sons are in from college for Spring Break and I've been spending time with them.

Getting excited ladies.  Only a few more days to go til we get to see our graduates!

Ladies, if you have posted last names on this page, please delete them ("x" on top right corner of box).  No last names are allowed on N4Moms.  We are allowed to post first names, but we N4Moms veterans don't even recommend that.  The RDCs (your SRs' bosses) do read the posts on here.  It is best to try and stay "anonymous" from your guys are almost done, so it is not quite as important anymore, but last names need to be removed please.

I am new to this site and I was wondering if someone could private message me the date for division 101 ship 11 battle stations date. I am very anxious and I wanted to know when I might receive a call!

My son is also ship 11 div 101 and I haven't heard a word.  Hope to hear soon.  Do they usually call after that?

Yes you will recieve a call saying " I am a sailor". My fiance(or very soon to be) hasn't contacted me either.. I can give you more info in a Private message. I had someone recently let me know when his battle stations would take place. This site is so helpful! You can request me as a friend and Ill give you more info.


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