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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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Hi everyone.

This is those in Ship 12 brother divisions 271/272.

My SR is in Div 272.

From what I can gather, tomorrow will be 1-2 for our SRs.

How is everyone doing? What are you struggling with? Share some good news.

Let's help each other get through this together. We will have Sailors before you know it.  :)

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Hi GANukeMomma, My son is also ship12 divistion 272, PIR 8-31-12.  Still haven't gotten my first letter yet. I sure hope he is doing well.  I'm sure he is.  I want to be able to get connected to some of the other moms in his ship so that we can share any news we get from our boys.

Thanks for any support and news.  This is all new to me.  Please friend me so we can be in touch.

Thanks so much.

Cindy from Texas (Chandlersmom)

I've only received the form letter with information on address and PIR.  On the back he wrote a couple of lines, promising to try to write when he has more time.  Hopefully they will get some time today to write :)

I got that too.. but the first real letters came on the third week.. and every Wednesday since we also got a phone call July 26th for 15 minutes & 46 seconds ♡

Emma, thanks for that!! It made me smile, and is pretty much what my SR described....without as much detail! I'm happy to know that he's staying busy, even if it means folding and refolding...and that it seems much the same for all of our SR's.

We'll take any info we can get out here in the land of oz!!!


Lmao ♡ this ..

It means first week  second day of boot camp.

My son is in Div 271.  Can't wait to see him at PIR.  Haven't received anything other than the box and the form letter. He wrote on the back that he was doing good and had met alot of great people.  He was bored cause they had only done processing so far but was looking forward to starting his Navy life.  So all in all it was very upbeat which helped me alot.  I have wrote a few letters and mailed them out Friday. Have more to send tomorrow. Trying to keep the letters funny and full of little tidbits of news that he would enjoy hearing.  Would love to hear from other mom's out there with children in the same division. 

Our boys will be training together, although they are in different divisions.

My son's letter was much more upbeat than I was expecting...a Wonderful thing.

I'm sending daily letters with what all is going on here. I'm leaving out anything that I think could worry him. I'm including jokes, pictures of things going on around here..including my son's cat.

Hi I received your message thanks for responding.  I have not heard from my Grandson.  His Mother recieved the form letter and said he was doing great.  I've sent letters and waiting for one from him.   I really like reading the comments from other Moms, Wives, etc.  Sounds like it is busy , hard work and they are loving it.  I can't wait to see his offical Navy picture.  They are almost half way  through BC....  WOW 

hey navygrand12, this is kupcakesmom, got a letter from our sr, he has been promoted RPO  (religious petty officer for his div. yea.  He is also feeling much better since he has started reading the bible.  he can now send letters out on tuesday and thursdays.

still haven't learned how to info on weekly stuff . i love you  see you later

Ladies, please be sure to stay on the main PIR page here too for info.  As you get closer to BattleStations/PIR, we N4Moms veterans will be posting lots of info.  If you have any questions, please post on that page so we can answer you.  We try to drop into these discussions from time to time, but can't very often.  We are each on 6-8 PIR groups at a time so it gets quite time consuming to do that.  But we do get on the main PIR pages each day, however.

Good morning all!

Not a mom.. just a fiance lol but mine is also in 12/271 hey maybe they''re friends


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