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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**

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IS your RC in this Division??  My son is!


I got a call this morning!! I will post here as well as on the main comments page so everyone can see them but I thought it would be nice to get us all in the same division in one place!!  Oops gotta run to work..when I get there will finish posting about the call and what RC said!!

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Great day!! I got a 29 min call this morning!!  My RC had to call for security reasons again..but I dont care why he called just that I got to talk to him! He is doing great!! Says food is good, the wool blankets suck!! He said they are getting mail and he sent out some letters to us on we should all be getting mail soon (at least from this Div) :o)


His Division has been in trouble lately and he said they have had to do IT (Intensive PT) 9 or 10 times and they have lost 2 of their 3 phone calls. The phone calls were lost due  to not properly putting their safety bars up/on on thier rack.  They lost 5 mins for each person that did it wrong.He said they have a chance to earn them back with a test but the Div needs to have an average of 4.0 to earn one call back. He said there are some RCs that are really struggling to get it together!


He said today they have PFA (a fitness test). He isnt looking forward to it. He said some of them have been sick, he is getting over it now as well. He foudnout he will be shipping out on Saturday they 4th and his A school was extended by 5 weeks.  It was so good to hear from him!!!  I cant wait to get a letter as well. I hope you all hear from your RC's soon!!!

I am so glad you got the call and my son is in the same division so my day will be soon--glad he was able to tellyou all that!   
Thanks for sharing!  I will be running to the mail box and/or phone all this week (or next 45 days)!!! 

Not great news, but always good to hear from them!  Hope they can get it together soon! Thanks for the update.

I hope they earn their calls back so that way everyone will get a call!! But at least we know they have sent out mail and are getting our letters
Hey! Thank you so much for this! My BF got to call yesterday for about a min.  He called his dad I'm thinking b/c he knew it had to be quick.  He needed papers faxed over.  He said it was hard but he was going to make it.  I'm so excited I may be getting a letter! That sucks about the phone calls though.  Maybe they will earn them back!
I received my letter yesterday!!  All is well!  A few SRs struggling.  Any other letters or news from others in the same division?
Wow! I hope I get a phone call soon. And like I said before, I hope my son isn't one of the strugglers. I'll be outside today working in the yard. Better take my phone out with me. So far just the letter from last week is all I've gotten. Thanks for the info.
Didn't get my call this weekend. :(  It'll be 3 weeks on Tuesday. Hope I get one then. Hope to get a letter soon, too.  I wish those strugglers would get their acts together. Another day of wondering........
It was kinda funny as I was reading the one and only letter from my son (so far) he was writing then stopped and wrote "there goes another 5 mins we lost from our second phone call". I think the more they lose it might make them understand the team concept. I hope they earned a high enough grade on their test to get the call privilege back! But like people say no news is better than bad news!!
I cannot wait for a call!!!!!
Well, today marks 3 weeks! Where's my phone call? Maybe tonite, I hope!


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