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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


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**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED -  Vaccinations still required


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Boot Camp Right now???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marie L. Logue Feb 2, 2010. 20 Replies

Hello, We are from Southern Maryland and my son just left for boot camp on January 15th, I would love to get in touch with anyone who has a loved one there!


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The MEPS station looses physicals, my son had to do the physical twice and almost a 3rd time until somebody got yelled at! As a result, my son's departure date was delayed by 4 days, he was so upset.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Does anyone have a son/daughter in boot camp right now?

Posted on January 21, 2010 at 10:30pm 6 Comments

My son left for bootcamp on January 14th, is there anybody out there?

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At 3:49pm on March 21, 2010, abbyblue said…

At 5:58am on February 8, 2010, MaryannShip11Div118 said…
Hi there!! I hope to meet you all too! have you hear anything more?
At 9:28pm on February 6, 2010, bamamom Ship11,Div.118 said…
Maryann, my son is in the 118 as well. Jonswife is my daughter-in- law
hope to meet to you at PIR.
At 4:41am on January 31, 2010, Micky said…
suggestion- add your ship/div to your user name. it helps when looking for others in your group....
At 11:05pm on January 29, 2010, jonwife said…
Nope just said that they should be out of processing by this past Tuesday. But said the guys in his division were pretty good guys. Just a few that were gonna bring down the bunch but it shouldn't be too bad. Said things weren't too terrible at all and that they should start PT and probably have the swim test this week.
At 11:04pm on January 29, 2010, MaryannShip11Div118 said…
not too sure what am doing so if this posts twice i apologize! i've gotten 1 letter & the form letter I can't wait till March either
At 10:56pm on January 29, 2010, jonwife said…
That's awesome. Have you got any letters yet? So far I've got 2 plus the form letter. I'm very excited for March. Only 41 more days to go :)
At 5:51pm on January 19, 2010, MaryannShip11Div118 said…
Wow, thanks so much for the tip, I did get an email invite from Gloria Lopez. You are right, I have so many questions. Most importantly, when am I going to get my son's address?? He left for boot camp on Jan 14th, and I already recieved his box yesterday and cried all over again!

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