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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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Linn (ship 3, Div 139)
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My son is starting boot camp February 3, 2010. My second son in military (his 28 year old brother was in the army). Very over protective Mom whose having a tough time letting them go.
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At 1:06pm on April 7, 2010, Angela /BrantZ Mum said…
Hi Linn:

It was real nice to of finally met you, and glad you had a full w/end with your sailor. It was enjoyable seeing Brant for a moment or two but we held tight for the time we had. We went to the airport on Saturday just around 8am sat with him until his flight left at 3:00pm we left for home on Sunday afternoon, great flight but came home to the Rain....It is GREAT! that Brant has his phone we text and talk everyday.....
Take Care and God Bless you and your family everyday!
At 11:31am on March 7, 2010, Kelly said…
Hey Ms. Linn,
Sorry for the late response, but I wasn't able to ship 02/16 because I was very ill. I was crushed & had been down for awhile. I didn't even want to talk to anyone because I was so upset. Now my spirits are back up again & I'm now looking forward to leaving. So I'm still here. I thank you for the kind words. I will keep you posted on when I'm leaving again.
At 10:55am on February 21, 2010, NavyWife86 said…
Hey husband is in the same div as your son!!! I hope they are both doing well!!! I'm still waiting for a call and a letter!!!
At 10:17pm on February 12, 2010, Kristi (Ship 3 Div 139) said…
Hi Linn --- I finally got my form letter today and a few notes from my son .... he also left on Feb 3rd and is on Ship 3 Div 139 --- I was so happy to see the few lines he wrote and now have his address to write him. :) Have you gotten any letters yet?
At 1:59pm on February 11, 2010, Sailor'sWifey said…
Hi Linn, my boyfriend is also in ship 3 , Div 139. Do we have a group yet?
At 6:41pm on February 10, 2010, Linn (ship 3, Div 139) said…
Just got the mail and received the form letter. He confirmed their grad date is April 2nd. He also said his first day was 41 hours long and he couldn't wait to shower (that's new). Anyway, the form letter did have several hotels, including the Residence Inn, along with distance from the airports, etc. We don't have to be staying at the Ramada to join the meet & greet group, so I intend to go there too. I'm sure we'll meet up one way or the other. At least we look different than the rest of the world. It's going to be very hard to find our sons when they all have the same hair cut and clothes on. We had that experience when our older son was in the Army. I'm thinking I need a tall red hat with a feather, so he can find me.
At 3:39pm on February 10, 2010, Angela /BrantZ Mum said…
Yes, I understand about applying ones self...I think that Brant could of gone for Nuke but he can do the math but does not like, yeah I know. My oldest Son, he needs a constant shove...I blame that part on their Dad - LOL
Thank you, it was nice to learn about your sailor, and I will look into the hotel you booked, a friend of mine her sons are in the Nuke program and both times she stayed at the Ramada and what she liked about that is that they had a meet and greet for the parents the night before....You know what airport is close? - talk to you later - Take Care
At 1:50am on February 10, 2010, Angela /BrantZ Mum said…
Oh by the way the box arrived today, no letter just his clothes and phone. No they were not folded neatly.....I did not expect that they would. ;-)
At 1:48am on February 10, 2010, Angela /BrantZ Mum said…
Nice, Family picture.....So what did your Son enjoy the most about school, or did he like school. Was he dating a girl before he left? you said all his friends moved away :( did they go to school or just got out of dodge?
My Son (Brant), was/is dating a young lady for the last 3 years (give or take) he graduated school mid semester, he was tired of school and wanted so badly to go into the Navy. He was an Honor student, so he has some brains...LOL He tends to act goofy when things get tense, dosent want any one to cling to fear. So I hope that is what he is doing making things easy for himself as well as others. he is outgoing and when he puts his mind to it he will get it done. He loves comedians (Jeff Dunham-the pupet man) and music - was into rock, who knows now. What I miss the most is his warmth and layers of skin he left around the house (his clothes), Have a good day - Take Care, Be Strong, I am proud of James.
At 5:48pm on February 9, 2010, Angela /BrantZ Mum said…
oh well at least he was not one that had to have a bunch of hair cut off, my Son also had a near shaved head :)
talk to you later
Im so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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