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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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granddaughter being seperated-medical discharge

Started this discussion. Last reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom Aug 6, 2010. 1 Reply

my granddaughter left for bootcamp in april. she was injured 1 week shy of graduation. things were going well,but today recieved a call saying she was being seperated due to bursitis in her hip. said…Continue


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At 4:06pm on September 25, 2010, Fleur de lis Mom said…
Mollie just had her appendix out - we are so glad she was not in training at RTC. She would have been very close to graduation. She is enrolled at a community college to begin classes in January. She is probably be a part-time student and work full time. Once she takes basic classes then she will transfer to a local college for nursing school and be a RN.
Let me know how the medical records search goes.
At 9:33pm on August 26, 2010, Fleur de lis Mom said…
Mollie wants to lay low, she asked me not to put on facebook that she is home. She is scared that people her age will make fun of her for not completing BC. We are helping her look for jobs, she wants a break for a few weeks, then start something.
At 7:07pm on August 26, 2010, beth t said… happy she is home with u.
Best of luck with the job. Enjoy that
vacation sounds great. I am happy for
u both. My son still in GL. Maybe next
week he might come home. Still hoping.
Take care..enjoy yr time together...stay in touch
At 5:47pm on August 26, 2010, Fleur de lis Mom said…
Mollie is still open to re-enlisting, it surprised me. We need to double check the amount of time before she can try again. Her experience at Ship 5 was not as bad as the quick phone calls said. Good Luck with job interviews. Mollie has one tomorrow. She wants to take a few days to just rest before resuming the job search. I'd love to be on the trip with you - we skipped a family trip this year thinking we would be going to PIR.
At 10:34pm on August 17, 2010, beth t said…
Omg that is so wrong. Give her my blessing. My thoughts
and prayers are with you and her.
Thank u for sharing...stay positive
At 9:57pm on August 15, 2010, Fleur de lis Mom said…
I think she has she has lost interest in being a sailor. She never got a chance to try & all this waiting around is hard on her. She is angry with the recruiter & MEPS for letting her go to BC. Good Luck to your grandaughter.
At 5:07pm on August 9, 2010, Karen ~ Corpsman Chris' Mom said…
Hi Jackie, I just wanted to send you a line to tell you how sorry I am to read about your grandaughter. I hope you have a lot of success getting her a second opinion and getting her the proper RE Code for reenlistment that she needs. I was surprised to read she was being discharged. You sounded as if she was making great progress and getting ready to graduate soon when we spoke. I'm worried my son too will eventually end up in ship 5. He is still in ship 6 with a stress fracture in his heel. I will pray that things turn out well for your grandaughter and she recovers and is able to reenlist should the US Navy still be her dream. Best wishes to you and your grandaughter.
At 6:21pm on August 7, 2010, AlyciasMom said…
My daughter's PIR date was 5/7. She was injured 4/23 and was hospitalized at the North Chicago VA until I believe 5/13. I am from PA so Great Lakes is quite a distance from me. I did fly out there for almost every weekend that she was in the hospital. She too went to RCU (ship 6) after being discharged from the VA. She hated it there. It was very difficult for her to maneuver around on crutches. She finally got off crutches at the end of July.

My daughter's case is being looked over by the medical review board in Washington, so right now we are just waiting for them to send her med review back. This can take up to 12 weeks and they just received it on 7/21. This is definitely a learning experience. My daughter seems to be having a very difficult time of it right now and is just sick of it all and wants to come home ASAP. Her 21st birthday is Tuesday and she is depressed about having to spend it there. We've all had our fill of the whole situation. We've gone through every emotion and now we all just want her home.

She too was very crushed when this happened to her and the fact that she wouldn't be graduating and having a career in the Navy. I hope your granddaughter gets what she wants. Whatever happens will take some getting used to but will probably be for the best.
At 3:10pm on August 7, 2010, AlyciasMom said…
Hi Jackie
My daughter has been on ship 5 since the beginning of June and is still there. I talk to her everyday. She is waiting on her medical discharge. While running for her final physical fitness assessment she fracured her femural neck and dislocated her hip with just 2 weeks left till graduation : (. Your granddaughter should be able to call just about everyday with a longer phone call a 2 or 3 days out of the week. It's rough and definitely takes some getting used to. You can send her books and magazines. My daughter has been at Great Lakes since the beginning of March. If I can help you just let me know.

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