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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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Okay I'm just realizing you posted this on the groups discussions. Lol sorry, stupid blackberry :/

Its good to see another S7D352 :) I thought me and PattiM were the only ones :) (our sailors are best friends in Bootcamp)

So have you heard from your future Sailor yet? How are you handling the BC separation so far?
HI!!! Cant wait til the 29th !! I heard from my daughter on monday.. she phoned! I missed the first call that broke my heart .. her message was sad because she really wanted to talk with me!! Then luckly she phone back a bit later!! She is doing okay just home sick!!! Thanks for writing!! Hope your future sailors is doing well!!
Hello welcome, my son is also in the same division! Have you heard from your son or daughter?
HI!!! I heard from my daughter on Monday!! She wrote me 3 times and phoned once!! I miss her so much and cant wait to see her again!! Good Luck to your son!!
So I need to share something hysteical with you all....I called public affairs today to find out the password for parking passes. The lady who answered the phone got all excited when i told her what div my son was in because she had to go out there and take pictures for something and they were right in the middle of an inspection and yadda yadda yadda...she went on and on. She said they seemed to be doing good. She had me in stitches. She sounded more happy to hear from me.

Anyone else jumping out of their skin. I know no news is good news at this point.
Take care. Hope you are all well.
HIII!!!! Oh my goodness... I am sooooo excited!!! I am going crazy waiting!! I wish I was on the plane already!! Is your son in SHIP 7 DIV 352? I CANT WAIT TO HUG MY DAUGHTER ( SAILOR)... I go around doing my normal everyday stuff blah blah blah... then out of no where..... I well up like a Loon!!!! and contrary to belief....
its NOT hormones... hahaha!!
I just miss my lil cherub!!! Good luck to your son!! and dont forget the tissues!!! ENJOY YOUR VISIT!!
My daughters friend graduated on the 15th and his mom said graduation was amazing!!
I'm glad I'm not the only one. Yesterday I was driving down the road and thought of seeing my son (sr) in uniform and starting tearing up. He doesn't have BS21 until Tuesday nite and I'm going to be a basket case by then. lol
I'm the same way I have butterflies everytime I just think about next week :) I have my own little countdown. Lol. 2 full days until its two days until PIR lol. R full days until I'm on the plane.. Woo. I'm so excited!!!
Yes, my son is Ship 7 DIV 352

I have been off and on crying for the last three weeks. I need this to be over. I just need to hug and hold him tight and then I can let him go again. The first rip away was tough! I just need to see him and know he is okay.

Good luck to them tonight!

Safe travels to you all.
HI!!! (Everyone)..
Yippeeeee...She phoned me tonight & I was bouncing off the wall with excitement!! I had held onto my phone NONSTOP all day hoping she would call!! She passed battle stations! YAY!!!! ... But has'nt slept since yesterday at 5am and is sick as a dog!!!! I woke up a billion times last night looking at the clock wondering how she was doing, etc!! I am soooooo proud of her and all our recruits... NOW SAILORS!!!! Have a safe trip to all!! tonight I finally have that ... Aaaaahhhhhhh feeling in my belly.. now I just need to hug her!

Take care & Than You for the support!!
Congrats! My son was also very excited but so very tired. It was going to be a challenge for them all to stay awake until 8:00 last night, especially since many are sick. I woke up through out the night too and kept looking at the clock. I will probably do that again tonight in anticipation of our flight to Chicago.
Looking forward to PIR!

Have a safe trip,


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