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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.

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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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I think I've seen at least two other moms on here with the same ship/div.

So, here's a group just for us!

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YAAAAAAY!  Hello friends!  I have booked our rooms for PIR.  We're at Navy Lodge.  Now--plane, train or drive???
I know we're driving.  What I don't know is if my mother-in-law will be joining us.  And, I don't know how long to stay?  I figured Thurs, Fri, and Sat, but not sure on Sunday.  I was thinking Navy Lodge would be a good option, but I want a suite if MIL comes along.  And I'm sure I won't have any answers until the last minute!!
If we drive it will be a 15 hour trip from Alabama.  I am trying to get my husband to drive to Memphis & get the train from there.  After riding in a car 15 hours we won't be in good shape Friday morning.  already planning to attend meet & greet at the Ramada.
Has anyone heard from their SR yet??
I got my first actual letter last Friday--that was the 22nd.  He wrote it on the 15th so it took a full week to reach us.  He was very upbeat, even about the yelling & getting cussed at.  He says their division is really starting to get their military bearing.  (I take that to be a good thing!)
No letter from my son yet. :(  I was really hoping for a call on Easter.  Oh well.  No news is good news!
My SR is Ship 09 Div 190--We have reservations in place-Staying at the Ramada-flying in from Little Rock, AR.  I have not received any news-just the box and the form letter but I am patient and going with the fact that 'no news is good news'.  In the form letter I was told that he was Recruit Division Yeoman and didn't even volunteer!  From what I've seen and heard, he will have extra tasks to perform-that will make time fly by!  Good to see some from the same ship/div!
Hey zmom my husband is from Arkansas.  We watched TWC the other night as some really horrific weather blew across your state.  Hope you guys didn't take any damage & will see you in Great Lakes!
Sorry to wait so long to answer, slapout.  We have just lived in Texarkana since September and my  SR actually spent the last 5+ years in Tucson, AZ but shipped out from where he came when he graduated college.  We did pretty well right here with the storms but some other parts of town got hit pretty hard; none as bad as what happened yesterday and last night in MS and AL-I have been praying for those folks all day.  Have a great day-hoping for a letter!

We did get letters from our recruit yesterday which made the whole family feel a lot better! 

He was thrilled to get his letters from home.

I am starting to think 09/190 is a very quiet or hardworking bunch!  I haven't had another letter, and I certainly haven't had a phone call.  Y'all don't think our darlings have gotten themselves in trouble do you?  I hope you'll continue to post here--the moms in the other divisions are worried as all get out, and they cry when they hear from their kids!  I'm just going with "In the Navy, no news is good news!"  LOL Y'all have a wonderful day.

Easter was the day our recruit had a chance to write and we got letters from him yesterday.

Said he'd met a lot of nice people.  Maybe one of them was your recruit!


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