Hello! So, I went to PIR last year and was pretty much in the dark and figured most things out on my own or from this website. So I wrote a blog called PIR For Dummies about my PIR experience and just a lot of helpful tips like where to stay, what to do, what to wear. I also wrote another whole blog about what to wear. I just wanted to share it with this group so maybe someone will find it useful. After all thats why I wrote it! To help others!
Hi Eva! My boyfriend's PIR is soon and me and his family are trying to book our trip to his graduation. I read your PIR of dummies and it said if the recruit is staying in Great Lakes for A school, then they get the entire weekend to see us? that's 100% for sure? He hasn't been told anything and the RTC website isn't the most helpful.
From what my husband told me, and from our experience last year, as long as they're staying in great lakes and they don't get in trouble for anything they can spend the entire weekend with you. They just have to be back on base, in their ship ,every night by a certain time.
After graduation we met up with him said hi and then he had to meet at a certain place at a certain time and they moved him to his ship on the school side. After a couple hours we were able to pick him up for dinner and then took him back that night. We picked him up the following Saturday and Sunday around 7am and he had to be back around...7ish.... (not positive on the times) but we had pretty much all day and early evening with us.
But things can always change so nothing is 100% until your boyfriend confirms it.
Thank you Eva! Congrats to you and your Sailor/husband!
I like the options you showed. Wish I were about 15 years younger! lol
Well, Navywife, my son graduates that day too. What ship is he on?
Hi, Can you tell me some info about the meet and greet? Is there one the night before graduation? Thank you!