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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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WITH OUT POSTING RETURN DATE , ( we can better email that info) Does anybody know any meeting we should attend in Norfolk regarding instructions for Navy families welcoming our Sailors home? IM SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!! 

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I was told there is a party for families the evening prior that's all I know - OOBER EXCITED TOO!

FRG is having a night before gathering:)

FRG is hosting how neat! What time?

Whats Frg and how can I find out more info?

How did u find out? My son said something but he dosnt know

How did u find out?

Called the obudsmen through the uss truman you can talk with amber or brittany,make sure your petty officer has your name on the list so you can get on base,the meet and greet is from 4pm-8pm the night before see you there 

your son would have to put you on the email list and then they will email you ship information for families:)  HSTFRG_CommLiaison@HSTruman.Net this is the email to request to be put on the list

As this website helped so much during Basic Training, I now return to it as the nerves are getting the best of me again as I watch the calendar clock tick tock away.  So I do remember during Basic that all of the members of the group commented when they got the specifics on graduation. As in "we got the email".  Will everyone in this group be doing the same?  I spoke VERY briefly with my daughter yesterday and she said that what's done on their end is done and everything is now out of her hands.  Just wondering if now I can once again rely on everyone out here for a progress and update of sorts?

3 cuppas !! and ima doin my happy dance!!!

There is a meet and greet the day before from 4pm-7pm

Were is the meet and greet kevin?


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