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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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A little about me:
Live in SC. I am mother of one and my son will be leaving for boot camp Monday Feb 14, 2011. I am not use to being away from him so this is going to be a real emotional train ride for me.... any help would be great.
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Was proud and encouraged it
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Tears, and more Tears of sadness, joy and pride.
Happiness to get a little tiny note at the bottom of information letter about graduation, cried like a baby when I got the box. Very proud of my son.

So emotions are a very big part of having a child enlist and leaving home. Never knew they could all come in such a manner.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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I hope you dance

Posted on February 20, 2011 at 7:23pm 5 Comments

Well tomorrow will be a week since my son left for BC and the tears and the sad feeling still there but are getting a little easier has I sit here and think back to the last two weeks that he was home it was great. I got married on January 29, 2011 and my son walked me down the asile and gave me away to the most wonderful guy, it was such honor to be walking with him at the reception we had a mother -son dance and it was so emotional for me because I knew in less then two weeks I would be…


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At 7:59pm on April 27, 2011, kimcon55 said…

Teresa, After all of this time I just read your story about your recent marriage!  Congratulations to you and your new hubby!!!

At 7:57pm on April 27, 2011, kimcon55 said…

I noticed the weather was bad there also, I texted Doug but haven't heard back from him.  He may be sleeping because he said he had watch last night from midnight to 2:00AM.  We had tornado warnings where we live this evenings, but looks like the weather is clearing up thankfully!  We have had so much rain that I can't remember a day it hasn't rained! 

Hope you have a great evening!

At 9:59pm on April 26, 2011, kimcon55 said…
Teresa, Don't know how I missed your message from last week!  That is so cool that Doug and JC are roommates!!!  How far are you from Mississippi?  I was hoping to go down there over Mother's Day weekend, but Doug said he has "duty"  all day Sunday so I guess I won't.  It is about an 8 hour drive for me.  I know they have to be thrilled to be finished with Great Lakes!!!
At 10:50am on April 8, 2011, kimcon55 said…
Teresa, Thank you so much for thinking of him.  I still am hoping to see everyone next Friday!
At 8:54am on April 7, 2011, kimcon55 said…
Thank you Teresa!  If I understand correctly, he will still have several chances to pass the PRT before graduation, so I have my fingers crossed he will still make the 4/15 PIR! 
At 10:34am on April 5, 2011, nycnative12/ProudparentHMSR said…
Teresa, Good morning you can print it from this site: don't forget you need the password that you got from the form letter to print the pass. I look forward to seeing you at the meet & greet next Thursday.
At 6:43pm on March 22, 2011, kimcon55 said…

Teresa, I know exactly what you mean.  I have felt the same exact way this week.  It has been nearly 2 weeks since they could call, and his last letter I received wasn't really very upbeat.  He just talked about how homesick he was.  I have written him trying to be encouraging, but it has been hard.  Sorry, I know I haven't cheered you up, but I really do feel the same exact way.



At 1:29am on March 1, 2011, AshleysmomRosemary said…
Hi Teresa..did you get your letter yet?
At 10:29am on February 28, 2011, AshleysmomRosemary said…
By the way Teresa.. you have a handsome son yourself! what ship is he on? my daugher is on ship 2 division 922.. Also I really liked your son's going away cake.. I thought mine was  but yours was really great! I loved it! Rosemary
At 10:27am on February 28, 2011, AshleysmomRosemary said…
Thank you! I am always telling her we look like big sis and lil sis in some pix...for some reason she doesn't like that! LOL!

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