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**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).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

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**UPDATE - 2020**

Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.

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Hello all I was wanting to know who has a recruite going to coronado. Jess is SWCC and just wanting to be sure to keep up with everyone on here once they graduate Boot Camp.

I cant wait to meet all of you on the 24th. :)



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Hi Denise,

My name is Dawn Jennings and our son Brian is currently in Boot Camp (Ship 4, Div 814). He is also SWCC bound, so I'm sure he knows your son. My family will be driving from Georgetown, TX (just north of Austin) to graduation next week. We are so excited to see Brian! He called Sunday and said he'll stay at Great Lakes until the current SWCC class graduates in August, then on to San Diego. This is all so exciting (and scary). So glad you started this strand. Have you been able to print out a parking pass for the base? We're having a tough time connecting with the website. We're staying at the La Quinta in Gurnee, IL. Looking forward to meeting all the parents. Brian said they're really starting to pull together as a group.

Hi Dawn, it is nice to meet you. We are in Concord NC. We will be heading up on Wed. we are staying at a bed and breakfest about 20 min away from base. I was told not to use last names on here because our kids are special opps. I cant wait to meet you. I have a facebook, if you have one we could be friends on there also. I think my husband printed off our pass the other day. Talk to you soon.

Costellos mom
Oops! Thanks for the heads up about using last names. Didn't think about it. I guessthere are going to be lots of changes in the future. I just heard from my husband and he was able to print out the pass at work. I do have facebook, I'll find you there. Take care and I'll look for you on the 25th. Dawn
Hi Dawn, I just requested you as a friend here. Accept me and I will give you my facebook infor. :)

Hi Dawn look me up on facebook.
Hi All- my son also SWCC bound!! We live in Plainfield just 66 miles from G.L. - can't wait to meet everyone- I am printing extra parking passes in case anyone forget theirs or has trouble printing them out! 4 days YEAA
Jill - B-man's Mom
Hi Jill,

I look forward to meeting you. We're busy trying to get everything ready for the road trip. Lord, I hope it's a little cooler up there. We've been in the high 90's / low 100's for several weeks. Can't wait to get up there and see Brian. :O)
My son Michael Abrams is going to Coronado for SWCC training. He said something about being the first SWCC class to have a pre-buds class just like the SEAL's have. He is still in Great Lakes waiting to be shipped out. He said he should be shipped out around July 10th. He hasn't been assigned a class yet but said that his "class" was suppose to start in September. I was just wondering if anyone who has a son in SWCC Ship 04 Division 814 has heard the same thing? I haven't heard anything from him since we were with him during weekend liberty after graduating on June 25th. I missed the Meet and Greet on June 24th. so I didn't get to meet anyone who has sailors in Division 814. Thanks in advance for any information you can pass along.
Hi Barb, Jesse is going to Coronado he is in DIV 814. He said they will leave on July 19th. Jesse also said his school will start in Sept. But of course all that is always subject to change. Come find me on facebook see you there and it is nice to meet you on here. Maybe our sons know each other. :)
Barb, for security reasons dont use your sons last name on here. That is what I have been told. I will ask Jesse if he knows Michael.

Your friend
Thank you so much for that information. I am going to be leaving KY at around 0200 hours which is in about 3 hours from now. I can't wait to see him again. I'm sure they know each other if Jesse went to any of the church services Michael would remember him.
God Bless,
I will look you up as soon as I get back from the Naval Base. I have a ton to do to get ready, this was a last minute trip.


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