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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 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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Anyone on board this ship?

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Yippee!! got a letter today. Ship 12 - Div 285 None last week because my Sr was to busy writing everyone else. He loves it. And talks about his crew the 'Nasty Nine' . He is on head duty so I'm sure it has something to do with that : )  Wants me to send him more pictures. He is also worried about his IPod which is in his sisters hands. If that is all he worries about I'm okay with that. He also said that he found out that I have been chatting with other moms from his Div. I always told him that moms have eyes everywhere. So glad he is happy and having a good time still cant wait to see him on the 7th

I would love to know if my son is one of the nasty Nine I'm so happy he is doing so good my son loves BC too.

What is the nasty Nine?

I believe its the SR 's that are on the 'Head' (bathroom) duty. Thats what I fiqured from my sons letters to be. He doesnt mind the job because it gives them a few extra minutes of shower time. Thats about all I know will need to get more info at PIR. Which is coming up pretty fast. Will be pulling his sibling out of school to go with us and he will have only started back on that Tues the 4th. Oh well he hasnt missed any school in the couple years he has been at the High School so whats a couple special days off

Have a good day

Looking to find any Mom's in beaver county area would love to chat have lunch

Hey anyone have a son or boyfriend from montana? My sr in division 286 said he has gotten close to someone from there

Recieved my letter from my son today which probably was in there yesterday. He is doing very good and can't wait to see us in 3 weeks. He said something about someone having chicken poxs which kind of scared me but I know they would take great care of him. The person that has it went to the doctor which made me feel great. He wants me to send him pictures of everyone including our family dog. He says he really misses his video games also. lol

I have been sending my son articles from his favorite video game magazine and he said everyone really likes them!  I bet you they laugh about how much their Mom's know about what is going on ...all from this website! 

I always tell my kids that Moms have eyes and ears everywhere. Doesnt matter how old they are or where they are. I will find out.

My SR is worried about his IPod and his music and hopes that his brothers dont mess up his video game status.

I also sent him lots of pics. Thank goodness for copy and paste feature makes for easy sending of pics because who knows where half of them will end up

Enjoy the weekend..

Had to laugh while reading my SR's letter ( Ship 12 Div 285)

He was saying how good he was at stripping and making the bed correctly.

At home he knew how to strip the bed but in making it thats another story usually its just throwing the comforter on and saying 'Done'..

He didn't like the fact that he will miss the 'State Fair' and his fries, bacon on a stick, malt from the dairy bldg, and all he can drink milk, etc- Oh Well

Cant wait until the 7th

@ J Peder I know what you mean when you think about the things we tried to get them to do their whole lives have been enforced in such a short period of time :). My youngest son has always been the pickest eater... Pizza, chicken fingers, Mac n cheese, that was it. My oldest wrote in one of his letters how proud he was that his brother was eating everything! Wow! I have fought with him forever to get him to try new things. At home, he wouldn't even try a hot dog!! Can't wait til the 7th either!! Go Navy!

Hi has anyone received letters this week? I havent received a letter in over a week and half, hoping to go home to a letter in the mailbox... I'm Starving for some BC 285/286 info !


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