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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!

I'm arriving in Milwaukee on Thursday at 1:30pm... Does anyone know if there are free shuttles to the hotels? Or is there anyone who will be arriving around the same time that maybe I can share a ride with?


Thank you :)

Jodi ( 831) 240-8552 cell #

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Hi Jodi

My name is Nancy, and I am arriving later than you at OHare, and staying at Red Carpet Hotel, I  have not been able to

locate any free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel's.  I am going to end up paying for a shuttle.  I arrive at 340 pm at terminal 3.  I'm sure you don't want to hang around the airport that long.  If anyone else has responded to you arriving around the same time I am,let them know that I am looking to share a ride/cab anything to keep costs down.  Hope to meet you at the celebration or before!   My cell # is 619-403-0179,flying in from California on American Airlines.


Hi Nancy...

I called Enterprise Rental cars located at the airport and they said I didnt need a major credit card to rent a car as long as I give them a copy of my flight tickets showing my travel dates. I reserved a economy car and the 2 day rental is $36...The shuttles run $70 each way and a taxi is $80 each way  and up...Let me know if you find yourself stranded or need help.....Jodi  831-240-8552

Wonderful to talk to you on the phone!  So many mixed emotions with this trip.  Still did not hear back from my son, but received a letter today, so I'm sure he is graduating.  Better be!  I'm sure it's going to be a whirlwind trip for both of us, as well as our kids.  I'm going to check out some shuttles to get from the airport to the hotel, I do not trust my instincts for directions. I truly appreciate your help, and if I do find myself without a ride I will call you.  I have your number locked in my cell.  I hope to make the meet and greet too. Either way I'll give you a call when I arrive, you sound like a hoot, and I would love to meet you in person!  Safe travels, and see you this weekend! 


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