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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 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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some photos. I also have some video but it takes a looooong time to upload. I'll keep trying

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I'm sorry, I consider being stateside the same as being home 

Thanks Chopperdad..and dont worry, we all son's on his way home now. Some moms, oh well,,Thanks, so much for your input, and help! It has helped me and my son, this was his 1st deployment. I would love to keep in touch with you, and your family. Thank you so much, Casey's Mom..Love ya, for all the help! And Thanks for the pics..your a Great Dad!

I also want to thank Chopperdad.  This was my son's first deployment as well.  It has been an interesting venture as well as stressful.  He is my only son, and I'm very proud of his decision to do this.  2010 has been very hard on me as I've had to adjust to "empty nest" as my daughter also ventured out on her own as well.  I have felt SO lost without "my kids".  At least I know my son is closer now.  This has been a learning year for all of my family.  Thanks for the pics.  I wish I could be there, but ALL I can do is wish and send my love, thoughts, and prayers to my son.

It is


 My son is home and has to leave to go back to San Diego tomorrow morning. We have had a great week and a wonderful Christmas! I of course will miss him so much, but I can see such a change in him for the best, this time home. I wont worry as much I say! (LOL)..Anyway, my son said, he thinks he knows your son. I sent the pic's you sent online to my facebook page and my son said he knows a guy that his dad was going on the cruise. My son said it was chopperdad. He said he thinks your son is Warrner. Case said ,Warrner slept above him in the bunk.Not sure if that is your kid..but what a small world if it is!

Don't worry, at this point this big ship is sitting in port. Everybody knows where she is

Wait...the ship is back?!

flnurse, please remove your message - remember OPSEC!

Thanks Julie , We all need to remmber OPSEC !!  I am sure we want them home safe. This is a public forum.

AWESOME!!! I can't wait to hug my son!!!!

Where were these pictures taken?


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