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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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USS Albany

Location: Norfolk, VA
Members: 6
Latest Activity: Dec 12, 2019

Discussion Forum


Started by Oceanslayer Nov 20, 2018. 0 Replies

 I don't believe we can post dates this is for the safety of all of our sailors. Please see OPSEC guidelines. Good to another Albany mom. Continue


Started by Jan202015 Aug 20, 2018. 0 Replies

The Albany should return tomorrow, Tuesday the 21st.  Hopefully all went well.  Let me know if anyone hears from their sailor.Continue

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Comment by JayDee659 on December 12, 2019 at 10:28am

Is there a FB page for the Albany?

Comment by JayDee659 on September 13, 2018 at 1:25pm

I know this is a touchy subject but I've not heard from my SIL.  Presuming they went out with the fleet.  Anyone know?

Comment by Oceanslayer on September 10, 2018 at 6:52pm

Praying for safety of all our sailors.

Comment by Oceanslayer on August 21, 2018 at 5:32am

That's what I heard also from my daughter in law. My son is an MMA2. 

Comment by Jan202015 on August 20, 2018 at 8:43am

 My son is on the Albany and said they would be out a week.  Should be back Tomorrow, Tuesday the 21st.

Comment by Oceanslayer on August 19, 2018 at 3:59pm

Hopefully we can get this site active again.

Prayers for all the sailors on the USS Albany

Comment by Big Mike's Mom on June 15, 2012 at 5:26pm

My son is on the Albany! Finally got his dolphins a couple of months ago, but still working his butt off so finish his sonar quals. Hoping to get time to see him before deployment, but with the schedule these guys keep it won't be easy. Is anybody sending the halfway package with their sailor? I was thinking I would give it to him when we visit and he can take it with him.

Comment by sandy on May 2, 2012 at 11:36pm

Hello    mys ons just got asigned the USS Albany


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