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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 Stethem

Members: 24
Latest Activity: Sep 14, 2014

Discussion Forum

Under way

Started by Libby59 Jun 21, 2014. 0 Replies

New to the ship

Started by sdfavors. Last reply by PaulaKylesMom (JapanNavyMom) Oct 24, 2012. 5 Replies

Flying to Tokyo

Started by Jerimiahs Mom. Last reply by Jerimiahs Mom Oct 18, 2012. 2 Replies

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Comment by PaulaKylesMom (JapanNavyMom) on November 6, 2012 at 10:19am
Thanks Amber, he just doesn't want to take things he can't use, which I understand with limited space. ;)
Comment by PaulaKylesMom (JapanNavyMom) on November 2, 2012 at 11:13am
Thank you both for the info. Leeanna, Kyle went in under the pact seaman program because the job he wanted was not available at the time and he was ready to go. My husband and I have really been nervous about his choice, my husband was navy also. So as for what he will be doing job wise, pretty much whatever they tell him to for the first year and a half until he chooses a rate. He's 100% ok with his choice so I am getting use to that. Did your son take his laptop with him?
Comment by PaulaKylesMom (JapanNavyMom) on November 1, 2012 at 10:27pm
Thank you for the welcomes!! I'm still wrapping head around Japan lol. I know he is very excited! Will he need a new cell phone when he get there? How is the best way to communicate? Sorry for the questions, still trying to figure all this out.
Comment by PaulaKylesMom (JapanNavyMom) on November 1, 2012 at 5:51pm

hi all, my son will be joing the ship in Dec!!

Comment by phoebe stg2 on August 15, 2012 at 12:22am

Hello, I had a really nice long chat with my son. They were headed back out. He said that he is with a great group in his bunk area. So there has been no theft of any of his stuff. Good to hear. He will look into finding Jerimiah. He sounds really good but it also sounds like this long deployment is getting to everyone...

Comment by Jerimiahs Mom on August 14, 2012 at 10:51pm

I gave my son the information and he said he had passed him on the ship, he's usually not much of a talker even to me!!! When I talked to him the morning before they went back out to sea he sounded a lot better.

It is sad that others have stuff stolen but like you said nice to know that no one is being singled out!

Thank you all for helping this mom feel better!!!

Comment by Jerimiahs Mom on August 8, 2012 at 11:50pm

He is the one that tagged himself with nerd when he was in about first grade!! lol Phoebe, I am very new to the friend part!! lol


I can not tell ALL of you how much you have helped me today!

Comment by phoebe stg2 on August 8, 2012 at 11:06pm

Jerimiahs Mom, My son also is older (28 next month) and a newbie. I have sent you a friend request so we can try to get your son connected with mine. Hang in there mom...

Comment by Maryellen on August 8, 2012 at 10:56pm

Ladies, For the longgest time my daughter was called Shorty, it is because she stands 5ft .5 in tall. That stopped one day when they asked for someone to go into a small area and no one would go but her. Now the respect is there from her shipmates. This crap goes on on everyship.


There is nothing wrong with being a Nerd, they are just like everyone else except they take the time to learn more and keep learning. My daughter is like that but instead of calling her a nerd we call her a sponge, she soaks up all the information that she can and never lets go of it.  If there is anything else I can do or any more infromation you need just let me know.

Comment by Jerimiahs Mom on August 8, 2012 at 10:09pm

That would be GREAT!!! I think part of the problem is he is 27, so he's older than most of the newbies. And he has never been one to give in to peer pressure which is a good thing. He has told me they make fun of the way he dresses when he is in civvies. Says he doesn't care but I know he doesn't like not having anyone to talk to our do anything with during liberty.


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