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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.


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Who's all going to the Meet and Greet at Sarge's?? Is this place near the base? Is it a bar/restaurant? What time do people go?? We're debating coming up for it and not sure how we want to schedule the weekend.

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We are planning on being there but won't be in until around 8:00.  I am looking forward to meeting everyone!

we are going to go - probably won't be there till around 7 or 7:30.

There will be 7 of us going. (Mom, Dad, 2 sisters, Grandma, Grandpa, girlfriend)

I am looking forward to meeting everyone, too. It's is soooo helpful to have this site.

I am learning so much and I thank you all for being here.


we plan  on going   mom, dad and sister brother

Posting this in several spots today...

We have been hard at work arranging some wonderful things for Graduation weekend! Please go to the Navy 4 Mom's site (PIR 09/14/2012 group) and look in the discussion areas for the discussion "Mom's T-shirts for our PIR". Here you will find the awesome t-shirt that a couple of our wonderful mom's designed, just for us! You will need to respond to that discussion with your order and sizes if you would like to receive one! They will be delivered at the Meet and Greet at Sarge's on Thursday night Sept 13.

If you haven't RSVP'd to Sarge's Meet and Greet, please consider joining us there! We'll have lots of fun things and Sarge has a lot of information about the graduation weekend that you won't want to miss!

If you are already planning on attending, Please bring a picture of your family that includes your sailor to hang on our "Wall of Fame". Also, Sarge does these meet and greets every weekend out of his own pocket, so I would like to encourage you to bring a "thank you" card for Sarge! We will have a basket where you can place them and if you'd like to include a donation in your card, I know Sarge would be appreciative!

Hope to see you all there!! This is a family friendly event!

We are going!! can't wait to meet all the proud NAVY parents!!!

My husband and I fly in that evening at 6, so we'll do our best to make an appearance.  Depends on flights and car and all that.

Crap! Took me a bit to remember your name change! I was about to reply and offer a ride by YOU to YOU! Lol
Answering from my phone, so couldn't see the pic good! LOL

My DH and I are attending Sarge's Meet and Greet Thursday nite.  I would like a 3X or 2X if they have this available. We are very excited to meet the other families! PIR is only 8 days already and it seems like yesterday we were all waiting for our first letters,lol. See you then and safe journeys to all :-)


I'll be there.. late but hopefully not too late... flight don't get in till 7:30 and gotta pick up car


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