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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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Please post below:

What airport you will be arriving at

What day/time

If you are looking to share one of Sarge's cabs (cheaper for all)

If you are renting a car but have room to take others to GL


Especially for those traveling alone.  It would be nice to meet up with others to ride to GL....for safety sake and to save money!

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I will be flying into O'Hare Thursday 12/20 at 5pm. I am definitely looking to share one of Sarge's Taxi's with someone if interested. I am traveling alone and staying at Springhill Inn Suites. 

My husband and I will be arriving on the 19th at Midway at 3:30....we are renting a car and driving to Great Lakes...we would be happy to give someone a ride...we are staying at the Navy Gateway Inn...

For a ride back we are leaving on the 24the back to Midway and our flight home is at 11:00 am...

We (4 of us) arrive at Midway on Thurs. 12/20 at 12:35AM (we fly out of Cali on Wed 12/19 at 4:30pm).  I have already made arrangements with Sarge for shuttle service to our hotel - La Quinta Inn on Northridge in Gurnee.  If anyone else would like to ride along let me know - the more the merrier!

i'm flying in by myself on 12/20 at O'hare at 11:20AM and staying at Quality inn Waukegan if anyone wants to share a taxi that would be wonderful!!!

I will be flying into O'Hare on 19th @ 9:15 a.m. & will be using Sarge's Shuttle service, if anyone needs to share a ride.  Please let me know.  :o)

I will be flying into O'Hare from Orlando on the 20th..should arrive about 12:45 (not sure if that is Eastern or Central time).

When I called Sarge to schedule a pickup he asked if I would be interested in car pooling, and of course I said yes...But just in case, we are arriving at O'Hare at 4:00 pm Wednesday the 19th...( I hope, they are already talking about a big snow storm hitting the Boston area next Tues & Weds)

I will be arriving on Wed 19th at 9:15 am and have reserved Sarge. If anyone will be arriving around that time and would like to share a ride with him, please let me know.  I will be staying @ Holiday Inn Express in Waukegan.  I am leaving BHM at approx. 7:00 am. I sure hope the weather will hold out for all of the loved ones to arrive SAFELY AND ON TIME. My family will be driving up on Thursday 20th. 

I suppose it would be in all of our best interest, to say a prayer or two for all the families arriving for graduation. :)

Were flying into Midway on 12/20and arriving at 1:10pm, were staying at Springhill Suites anyone waiting to share Sarge's transport will be appreciated. Can't wait to meet everyone.

My son's girlfriend is flying into Midway on Thursday, too. Not exactly sure of the time, but it's early afternoon, from Phoenix. She is staying with us at your hotel. It would be fantastic if she could ride with you. We'll pay her share.

What time is she flying in? We have 4 right now.

Hi - I will be arriving late on Wednesday night at 11:34pm at Milwaukee MKE airport. I have set up a shuttle scheduled through the Sarge to pick me up and take me to my hotel Extended Stay America on Northridge Drive in Gurnee. I will be traveling alone if anyone is interested in sharing the shuttle.  Stay safe everyone!!


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