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


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son leaving for BC on November 13

Started Aug 16, 2014 0 Replies

Hi, well my son is going to BC on nov 13, so happy so emotional will miss anyone sons or daughter is going to BC on that date?


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physical today

Posted on August 14, 2014 at 3:36pm 0 Comments

My son is doing his physical today, so happy for him. Wanting to hear how it went. Going nuts no call yet.

emotional. mom

Posted on July 5, 2014 at 10:33am 2 Comments

My son just turn 19, and he has decided to join the NAVY he is getting ready for BC. I am very proud of he, happy excited, but also sad. Scared norus, its like all of my emotions are going crazy. When i see him i feel like crying. What can i do .

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At 12:57am on December 3, 2016, lemonelephant said…

Click on OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and the Page will open in a new window. Read the Page and follow the directions at the bottom to make change 3 (see the words in bold) so that this page is no longer visible to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web. Don’t forget to click the “Save” button at the bottom.

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.

Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP Code to one that is not easily associated with you or your Sailor.

Since you have a Sailor, you can change "Waiting to leave for Boot Camp" above to "Enlisted." You can make that change on the same page when you change the ZIP Code.

At 12:56am on December 3, 2016, lemonelephant said…

You may want to join Japan Mom's.

Where is your Sailor stationed (what vessel, if one)? There may be groups I can direct you to.

At 11:16am on October 5, 2014, shangrilamama said…
Hi daysia! Yes and I see you're in MI also. We're in a unique situation as my son is 26 so not the usual age for all this. Because of his age we're more in the background than a lot of parents of younger future sailors. Maybe we'll get to meet at PIR. Good luck to your future sailor.
At 6:29pm on August 15, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Since your future Sailor has a contract for Sonar Technician – Surface (STG), join the group STG (Sonar). The Rating Information Card for STG can be found at and (STG AEF). Those who have signed a 6 year contract for AEF will have Apprentice Technical Training (ATT) at GL after PIR for about 6 weeks and then will go to San Diego, CA to the Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center for “A” School. Those who have signed for less than 6 years will go straight to San Diego the day after PIR. See PIR Day and Liberty during PIR Weekend to help you plan your weekend.

At 11:12pm on August 14, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Sonar Technician – Surface (STG) or Sonar Technician, Submarine (STS)?

At 9:12pm on July 9, 2014, MarianneKT's Mom said…

So he will be going to Master at Arms school in TX after BC then?  Sounds great!

At 9:27pm on July 6, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Welcome to Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). I look forward to sharing this journey with you. Be sure to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) for information on what to expect and to help you prepare for PIR. Start with OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) and Arrival and What Happens at the RTC and read 1 or 2 pages a day and then go back to them as you need the info. What is your future Sailor's rating (job/specialty) going to be? There are groups for most ratings and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 1:09am on July 6, 2014, lemonelephant said…

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At 3:33pm on July 5, 2014, daysia said…
Thank you.
At 3:28pm on July 5, 2014, lemonelephant said…

Hi, when will your future Sailor ship to the RTC? If you know the ship date, go to the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC. At the bottom are links for each of the months, join the one for the month that your future Sailor ships. I also invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) there. Take care and blessings to you and yours.


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