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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 as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**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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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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My son is also on Ship 10 DIV 267. I am from Scranton PA.  Where is everyone staying for graduation?


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Wow were not to far away.I live in Philadelphia.We are gonna stay at hampton libertyville
I am from the Chicago area, Bartlett, IL. So I'll be staying at home : ). I definitely feel blessed to be so close.

good for you. That must be alot nicer. But we are looking forward to the trip. I think we are going to drive and stay at residense Marriott


I kinda wish we had to take a trip, it is nice to get away, I guess it will have to wait for A School. At least then she will be in San Diego.
i'll be staying with my SIL, he'll be moving there as she'll be in A and C school till february.  so we'll be moving them up there at graduation.
trust me, i'd rather be living in the area.  when i made the trip 4 years ago i had to fly my oldest "non-birthed" daughter and her daughter home because her dad died so i made the whole trip driving myself (turned into a 23 hour trip).  this time i'll have son and sil with me but sil has no license and son has never driven a LARGE truck much less towing a car so i'll again be doing a majority of the driving.  wish i could just blink my eyes and we're there, lol.  she mentioned in "the letter" that i could bring my grandson too as he won't count against the 4.  nope, sorry, know you miss him but he's 3 years old.  me, a 19 year old, a 27 year old and a 3 year old all in the front of a u-haul for 20+ hours, nope, not gonna happen, lol
hey Sandi,do you know when and where the meet and greet will be?

MeetNGreet will be the Thurs night before PIR:

    PIR 8/19//11 MeetNGreet

    Thurs, 8/18

    6-8 pm

    Ramada Inn Waukegan

    200 N. Green Bay Rd

Thanks, We will try to be there. Our flight arrives @ 5:40. Hopefuly we will make it. It will be fun to meet the parents behind our children :)

This is prob a crazy question, but if our kids are in the same ship and division do you think they know each other?
Well there are probably 80+ of them. But since they are supposed to work as a team, chances are they do. I sent a questionnaire to my SR to see who she knows so I can double check here. I probably won't get a response for over a week, but who knows.
Hey Pam where are you all from?It would be great if our kds did know each other.Are you going to the meet n greet?


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