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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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Names on Form letter list of invites

Started this discussion. Last reply by NavyLane Jul 12, 2014. 2 Replies

My son wrote the full names of my daughters,but for his dad and I, he wrote "MOM, DAD".  How do I get this corrected so we won't be denied access to the Navy Base? I dont have "MOM" on my drivers…Continue


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I am a mother of three, enjoy outdoors activities such as jogging, swimming, biking, walking, hiking, gardening and such.
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Was proud and encouraged it
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My son is no longer my little boy. He is a young man who has made his first major decision in life. And I am proud to support it.

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From boy to man in 10 seconds flat!

Posted on June 29, 2014 at 11:00pm 1 Comment

My son has now been away for six days. Including his travel day.  He should be getting out of P-days either tomorrow or the next.  While he was in DEP for  many months,  I began to cherish my time with him more and more. It wasn't until the last month of him being home that I really started to feel it.  Finally, the last days before his departure were the hardest. I was also PMS'ing, so my emotions were tender to say the least.  Finally the day came to say goodbye.  I dreaded hearing his…


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At 11:45pm on August 10, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Don't forget to make at least changes 3 and 4.

At 9:41pm on July 25, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Make changes 3 and 4 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). It's not a good idea to post a pic of your SR every time you post. There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

At 12:23pm on July 12, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Comments on this page are for you. Others do not see them unless they happen by. To reply to someone who posts here, click on "Comment Back" or "View Thread" below the comment.

At 11:11pm on July 8, 2014, Bensma SHIP 14 DIV 260 PIR said…
Kind of confused by lemonplant message. Don't see a place to respond. Change 3??
At 11:26pm on July 6, 2014, lemonelephant said…

There is no need for a group for a single division.

To remove a group, go to your group and click on “Options” in the upper right. Then click on “Edit Group.” Under “Members”, click “Approve all new members” and then click Save. Then Copy the URL to the group and go to “Report an Issue” at the bottom of the Page and click that. Click “Other” if it is not already selected and then ask Tiffany to remove your group and paste the URL. Thanks.

At 11:13pm on July 6, 2014, lemonelephant said…

What is your SR's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 12:54pm on June 26, 2014, Tammy said…

That's all we can do is pray!  I think I have everyone I know praying for my son!  We are so proud of him, he can''t wait to start traveling!  

At 1:47pm on June 21, 2014, Michelle said…
No I just want to talk to my son and see how he is doing . I miss him
At 12:16am on June 21, 2014, Bensma SHIP 14 DIV 260 PIR said…
Michelle, my son hasn't left yet. He leaves Tuesday the 24th. I'm in Boerne, west of san Antonio
At 8:41pm on June 19, 2014, Michelle said…

Hi I just saw your message, It is very hard to let them go , I know my son called just before midnight on Tuesday was that about the same time you received yours,I hope to hear from you more, I'm from the Austin area


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