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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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**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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My Son Left 14 Aug 2012 any others with this ship date?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ola Aug 31, 2012. 14 Replies

my son left 14 aug.  i got his im safe call at about 8:30 that night. was a welome call just to he was ok. now to wait fr the "box".  Continue


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At 12:33pm on September 21, 2012, krucker said…

I Know I am so ready to see my kid! I still haven't gotten a phone call but I did get a letter yesterday. He sounded good said he hasnt seen charlie. We have been so busy now that school and football season is going its helping make the time go a little faster I still get nostalgic at football games though. i keep waiting for him to turn around on that field and grin up to where we sit. Have you heard from Charlie?

At 5:00pm on September 8, 2012, krucker said…
Hey! Jake is going to A school in San Antonio! Bittersweet for me. But at least we will have people down there if either of them need anything.
At 6:25pm on September 7, 2012, Only8Weeks Ship 02 DIV 948 said…

Hey charlie8/14!  I got my son's letter today and he knows your son!  He sleeps in the rack next to my son lol!!

At 9:08pm on September 6, 2012, Arkansas Mom ship02 div948 said…

Hi !! No letter for me today, but I'm sure hoping for one tomorrow!! This has been the longest few weeks, feels like Taylor has been gone for months!! 

At 3:30pm on September 4, 2012, krucker said…

Hey! just droppin in to check on ya! We are all arranged to leave outa here on that Thursday so I can make it to the meet n greet! I can't believe it's already been 3 weeks! Somedays it feels like a lifetime, other days it seems to be moving quickly! Still no letter or phone call, which is making me crazy:) Hope you are doing well. I saw where you posted you miss his smart ass coments and I was thinking how much I miss Jake getting tickled at the most inappropriate things and moments! I AM SO READY TO GET MY HANDS ON THAT KID!!!! 

At 8:33pm on August 26, 2012, Arkansas Mom ship02 div948 said…

Hi, I'm going to be getting the room reservation set up, too... My oldest son and I will be driving to PIR from Arkansas, we figure about a 12 hr drive... I'm getting excited to hear from Taylor, wondering how its all going... Its not that I'm worried, I just miss him ! 

At 4:44pm on August 22, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

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At 10:55am on August 19, 2012, Domsmom TR said…
Good to hear your doing well. We have to be here for each other. We have been put here in life together
for a great reason. Much smiles ,Lauren
At 10:10am on August 19, 2012, Domsmom TR said…
Hi that is too cool. Wilmington is. a nice place to live. My boys were in football popwarner and school ball al along. What aboit your son. How have you been.? Its been one stressful time! lets keep in touch ,Lauren
At 7:19am on August 18, 2012, krucker said…

No it hasn't come in yet, maybe today. Brockton's mail is slow. I feel the same way I'm glad he went, although I wish he would have gone to college first then joined, and he was so excited when he left(of course I was doing all I could do to keep it together), many mixed emotions:) I miss him like crazy. he is my oldest and the first to leave. I came home after dropping him off and told the girls we have a new family rule.....No one else is allowed to leave:)  


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