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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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My son is 18. His shipdate for boot camp was June 29th and graduated on August 27th. He is my oldest of 4 children. I have a daughter Rachel-16, Step son Kane-15, and Step daughter Courtney-13 and have been happily married to my second husband Donnie for 11 years. I live in a small town called Cleveland, Alabama which is just a few miles north of Birmingham.
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where to eat in great lakes

Posted on July 23, 2010 at 10:30am 4 Comments

Hello all.. My son's PIR is 8/27 and he's a grad n go.. I want to take him somewhere really great to eat and just enjoy some time with him so I need some suggestions from you experienced moms and wives out there! Thanks

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At 11:23am on September 15, 2010, diannep said…
Sorry, I don't know anything about the info for the county papers. My son kept me pretty much out of everything when it comes to his Navy stuff....and I haven't run across that info on the boards. Sorry! So glad that Zac is loving it!
At 7:42am on September 15, 2010, diannep said…
oorah= Marine chant! I think some of those who work with Marines use that chant, and obviously the seabees are part of that! The Marines and sailors train together in some rates. I know at my son's A School, there were Marines training there.
At 5:17pm on September 3, 2010, diannep said…
HA! Well, glad you finally saw it! So you are North Ala and my hubby's fam is south. Got it! And WAR EAGLE right back atcha! :-)
At 9:04pm on August 31, 2010, keimom said…
djloch (Zac's mom) My daughter's call was very short, about 2 minutes, so I did not have the time to ask her much... Sorry I wish I have more info, and thanks for the questions to ask when they call... God bless all the Divisions in BS tonight!!!
At 9:39am on August 31, 2010, Rames said…
I think you may have shook hands with my sailor at the NEX! Tell me more!! =)
At 2:31pm on August 25, 2010, Terri(Machinist Mate Mom) said…
Thanks so much and the same to you!!!!post something when you get your call
At 2:36pm on August 20, 2010, diannep said…
Hey! My late husband was from AL and his family is all still there. Where is Cleveland AL? His family is in Sandy Ridge AL, near Ft Deposit, near Montgomery! I met him at Auburn when he was in vet school and I was a sr undergraduate. Sadly, he passed away 9 yrs ago, but we had 26 yrs of marriage! Two wonderful sons....26 and 24 now. The sailor is the 24 yr old. Just wondering where Cleveland is!
At 6:07pm on August 6, 2010, Sylvia*Cali-mom said…
Hi again. That's weird. I thought I was friended by you already? lol When it comes to computer/internet I am soooo way behind in that stuff. I'm like a 90 yr old women when it comes to technology! lol Anyways, I just accepted your friend request right now. But i did leave you the comment below at 4:44pm today. So, remind me again....what division is son in? Mine is ship 04, div 285.
At 4:44pm on August 6, 2010, Sylvia*Cali-mom said…
Hi Zac's Mom, Cali here....I just saw your little post/blog about "where to eat in great lakes". I read where someone posted (which I'm sure you've seen by now) all the great places to go and eat in Chicago. But that's like 30-40 minutes from Great lakes to Chicago. What really worries me now is what I read from Becky's blog:(mom of 2 sailors) MY BOOT CAMP STORY. She expressed that the traffic towards Chicago on a Friday was horrendous. So I'm thinking our little family is staying away from the windy city and find something good to eat in Great Lakes. I don't even know why my husband is even bothering looking up good steak houses and such....I know our son and he is dreaming of fast food! Despite my making healthy meals he lived on that drive-thru stuff the last year he was home! lol
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