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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 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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Anyone out there have a kid who actually communicates? Just wondering if we have any idea what training day they will be on this Monday. I like to follow along in the schedule and feel like I have some idea of what he is doing. Here's a great link written by a recent sailor:

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Just heard from Evan. I get a letter once a week.(good boy!). They are fire-fighting this week, and BS21 starts next week,6-5.That would be wednesday, the 5th. He earned a Sharp-shooting ribbon, and his division 291 is doing great. Can't wait to see him in 2 weeks.

Hi..just a reminder that since labor day is on Monday it does not count towards the week/day training count. So Tuesday 9/4 will be 6-3 and Wednesday 9/5 will be 6-4. My son had gave me his schedule but wasn't sure if BS21 would be Wednesday or Thursday but did say their next scheduled call would be 9/7.

Hello, I have been out of the loop for a while - been busy at work.  My son is in Ship 14, div 291. I have been getting letters from him and he sounds in good spirits. I read somewhere that some sons called their moms and got to talk for 1 hour. Lucky moms! On the day that he was allowed a long phone call he called his girlfriend. I have gotten 2 calls that were under 15 minutes and am so grateful to have gotten to talk to him.  My family and I are going down on Thursday night. We are staying at the Sleep -Inn. We will be there around 7:30 that night. It sounds like there will be a get together of the families that have PIR on 9/14 that night. Do you know where it is and times? Also sounds like I should order ribbons from Mama Lama. I will check out her website/facebook next.  We are bringing 7 of us - Mom, Dad, 2 sisters, girlfriend, grandma & grandpa. I realize 3 might not all get in, but we will at least get to see him after graduation. Can you help me with how I can follow along on the schedule for training?  That sounds very interesting. Then I can ask my son questions about it - cause he is good about answering questions but not so good at letting us know what is coming up.  This site has a ton of information and helpful - but I am confused by all the groups. I hope I am in the right one.

Here is a link to a summary of training by day from an actual sailor, but she only get to week 6. This one is for the page prior to that, lot's of good information about boot camp: . Divisions 291 & 292 are " brother" divisions and do a lot of their training together. I think they are on the same training day, but not 100% sure. Look at the Tabs towards the top of the screen and pull up events; that will give you info about the meet n greets. There actually are several. I'm going to try to make Sarge's. Thereis a lot of good info on the 9/14 PIR group about extra people and all under the Latest and greatest tip title. Looking forward to meeting you!


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