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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.

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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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Just kind of freaking out about my oldest child leaving today for basic training
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Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
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At 7:22pm on October 15, 2012, Chris F. said…

Ok...I have my oldest daughter and her significant other, Melissa's boyfriend Eric (who is also in the Navy) and me.  My sister-in-law, her husband and their two children are trying to get the time off, but so far, can't get it.  Sadly, my husband and my youngest daughter will not be able to make it at all.  Sarah (my14 year old) is making her Confirmation the same weekend our girls graduate.  She has a "Breakfast With The Elders" on Saturday morning, then the group will share their Faith Statements, practice for the ceremony that takes place Sunday morning, and then group pictures.  She has a full schedule!!!  

Me and my zoo crew will leave for Great Lakes on Thursday Afternoon around 4:30 and we will be staying at the Homewood Suites until Saturday.  We hope to get some sightseeing and shopping in (Downtown Chicago) on Saturday and then we'll head for home that evening. 

I read on one of the posts that after graduation, the sailor's ship out within 24 hours.  They leave at some crazy hour like 2:00am.

OH...By the way...Melissa's birthday was Oct. 5th.  Seeing how Melissa and Madeline are best buds, we'd love to have you join us celebrate her belated birthday.  I don't know what your plans are, but think about it, ok?

At 10:35pm on October 14, 2012, Chris F. said…

If you're familiar with the "Bird Isles", we live on Audubon - right by the Colony Tower.  I'm pretty familiar with Fraser, where abouts are you?

At 7:55pm on October 14, 2012, Chris F. said…

Melissa put the same "Alice's Restaurant" on the sideline of one of her letters, too.  She refers to Madeline as her "Soul Sister" because they have so much in common and had such an instant connection.  Is your daughter going to Pensacola for A-School?  If she is, I think they're trying to hook up as room mates.

At 6:17pm on October 14, 2012, Chris F. said…

This is AMAZING!!!  I just got a letter from Melissa (my daughter) a few days ago; your daughter and Melissa are bunk mates.  As a matter of fact, she told me to look for you, and that your last name was Casey.  I'm so glad you got in touch with me.  Melissa will be so happy that we found each other.  I can't wait until graduation!!  Meeting all of the Navy families will almost be as much fun as the reunion with our Sailors!

At 12:15pm on October 14, 2012, Chris F. said…

Hi Fraser Mom,

I got your name from Soccer Mom.  We're practically neighbors, I live in Algonac.  My daughter, Melissa is also on Ship 12, Div 347.  Hope to meet you at Graduation on the 26th.  "T-Minus" 12 days....and counting!

At 8:38pm on October 10, 2012, dohnermom said…

Fraser Mom, there is S-pact (seaman/surface) A-pact (aviation) and E-pact (engineering)  I really don't know to much about it myself either. Kim

At 8:28pm on September 19, 2012, Beckyt559 Ship 12 Div 347 said…
Hi there, I'm in the same boat as you sorta speak :) My husband thinks I'm addicted to this site now but I'm just trying to keep up with the info and what my son might be doing. We're from the Central Valley of California so I'm glad my son is back there now and not during the snow season. I'm not sure he could tolerate the snow since we are used to hot dry weather here. Hope your daughter is doing well? I'm waiting on my next letter now.
At 7:08pm on August 29, 2012, abbyblue said…


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At 10:38am on August 28, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to NAVYForMoms!

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