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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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Here is a link that explains BattleStations.

Brother divisions for this group are:

211+212, 213+214, 215+216, 217+218, 932+933, 813


Let me know if you all have any questions about it!


^^^^^BattleStations Schedule^^^^^ (please confirm/correct dates as you hear)

Thurs, Jun 23rd/Fri, Jun 24th    Div 211, 212

Sun, Jun 26th/Mon, Jun 27th    Div 932, 933, 813 

Mon, Jun 27th/Tues, Jun 28th   Div 213, 214, 215, 216

Tues, Jun 28th/Wed, Jun 29th   Div 217, 218

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Thank you.  I had been wondering which division would be going through Battlestations with 813.  Looks like they're on their own!

CaronmsH;  Normally, the 900 or 800 divisions tag on to a set of brother divisions to go through (2-4 divisions can go at a time).  If there had just been one 900 division in this PIR group, they sometimes go with them, and they still could possibly go with the set of 900 divisions.  If you hear a date, please post and I will start a schedule up top.
If you all haven't already done this, click on the link at the top of the page and read about BattleStations.
will our SR's be able to tell us when their Battlestations are?  I didn't think that it could be posted.

Long story about the posting, CaronmsH.  We are allowed to here.  FB ladies were getting very loose lipped so RTC warned them not to do that.  We checked with RTC back when they warned them in the Fall.  We are ok posting on N4Moms  If we aren't to know, your SRs won't tell you!  :-)  They just don't want it on such a public site as FB is---they want the ladies to practice what they should/shouldn't say on FB.  Even though this is a public site also, there is a little more protection.  RTC just wants the ladies on FB to practice OSPEC rules...such as ship locations, destinations, no worries. In fact, of the Navy ship's FB page was shut down by the Navy because of "loose lips" on there.  Sad...because it endangers everyone when they do that. To me, it is always better to share in groups on N4Moms where we aren't allowed to disclose last names.  That is the danger with FB.

It is common knowledge that BattleStations are done most every night of the week, except Fri/Sat nights.  It is also common knowledge (posted on the RTC site, as a matter of fact) when the PIRs are. So if there was a threat to our sailors, it would be on PIR day when families/sailors are all contained in that one building.  I don't think there is anything to worry about.  We have been posting BattleStations schedules on here for well over a year now with no problems.

So do
we know when 813 will do BS?
Haven't heard from anyone.  If you hear anything, post since we get our info from you all.
Still waiting for BattleStations dates from you all!
I hand wrote it into a questionnaire for my SR...hopefully he gets the hint that I would like to know. I think I've asked at least twice, and I know I write a lot so it can be easy to forget stuff I asked for. But he has been a man of very little words when it comes to informing me on what's going on with him at RTC. When and if I hear, I'll let you know.
HA!  No problem.  They actually aren't told when it is until about 2-3 weeks before so he may not have known.
My SR said her BS was 1 week prior to her PIR.  Not sure if that was Official or scuttlebutt.
Looks like they must plan to run 211-214 on Thurs night then, week before PIR.  Let me know if you hear confirmation on that.  I will put it on the schedule with questionmarks for now. 


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