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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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A School for DC

Started this discussion. Last reply by ConnieA May 15, 2013. 7 Replies

The pictures on face book showed only a few graduates. Are the classes for DC usually small? I was wondering if there were more sailors in the class who had not phased up yet?Continue


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At 7:58am on May 13, 2014, kaykar said…

Hey Connie, that's wonderful! I hear that there's a great crew on the Sammy B! My son Garrett and I are both pleased that he was assigned to a smaller ship. Your sailor is blessed to have such a supportive Grandmother!

At 2:01pm on September 9, 2013, EthelS said…

Hi Connie! Thanks for the email! I got my user name changed!! We do have ATT, I will do the messaging. The information you provided was very beneficial! I'm so glad I found this page!

At 3:04pm on July 8, 2013, lemonelephant said…

That is great news!!! I am glad I could help. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 2:55pm on July 8, 2013, lemonelephant said…

You can contact the Photo Lab at Great Lakes at 847-578-6205 and let them know what has happened and see if they can help. We have been told that they only print up the number that are ordered PIR weekend or before, but it is worth a try.

At 8:55pm on April 11, 2013, LI mom said…
That's great !!!! I hope he enjoys being a DC . I know my son likes it. I don't hear from him much he's been kept busy and stays in contact with his friends although every now and then he remembers he has a mama lol.
At 3:36pm on April 10, 2013, diannep said…

Hey there.  My contact at A School talked to one of the mgrs there.  He was wondering if you know for sure which Subway it was...there are a couple.  Also, day/time your sailor was there and if he knew what the employee looked like.  He just wants to make sure that the employee recognizes a giftcard next time.  Just let me know if you get any more info from your new sailor!  Congrats, by the way!

At 9:14pm on April 9, 2013, diannep said…

Haven't forgotten you.  My contact at A School said that the card should have worked.  The employee may not have realized it was a giftcard which is like cash---maybe thought it was a discount card.  She is going to call Subway tomorrow and let them know there was a problem and to please make sure their employees know about the giftcards. 

At 2:45pm on April 9, 2013, lemonelephant said…

I'm sorry that didn't work for your Sailor. That's the first I've heard that a Subway card does not work on base. Others have sent cards and never mentioned a problem.

At 9:56am on April 9, 2013, diannep said…

I have a contact at A School base.  I will message her and ask about that.

At 5:19pm on April 2, 2013, carissa(14/141) said…

HI Connie. So nice to see a Grandmother representing :) We will not be up until Thursday evening, driving up from Cincinnati. Wish we could be up sooner to attend the Meet and Greets. Hopefully will be able to meet everyone when we are at the PIR. We should all wear N4M nametags, hahaha! 


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