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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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karens (alumni ship 13-Div 366)
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Single, working mom of three sons, My Sailor is the youngest son had PIR Nov 9,2012, and is now in Goose Creek for the Nuke program.
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It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.

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Question about pt

Posted on July 13, 2012 at 1:37pm 4 Comments

My son will head off to bc in Sept. How should he be training for running and other pt. How many miles per day etc.

My son (baby of the family) will be leaving soon for BC.  I AM TERRIFIED! Any suggestions on all these confused feelings?  Scared, Proud, don't want him to leave, but know that the opportunities are …

Posted on July 12, 2012 at 9:14pm 7 Comments

My son (baby of the family) will be leaving soon for BC.  I AM TERRIFIED! Any suggestions on all these confused feelings?  Scared, Proud, don't want him to leave, but know that the opportunities are great, his contract is for nuclear eng schooling but its also for six years!

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At 1:34pm on November 1, 2012, diannep said…

The card to Brett would be wonderful.  Here is the address:

Brett Parks

Shands Hospital

655 West 8th Street

Jacksonville FL  32209

Be sure to give the connection on how you found out about him.  If you just say "your family friend Dianne who is on Navy 4 Moms", he will know.  Thanks so much!

At 7:43am on October 28, 2012, cy4Ty said…

Hi Karen! Sorry I didn't reply sooner to your e-mail. I did respond, but apparently it didn't go through. Anyways, we will be driving to PIR on Thurs. from SD and I think it's going to take us about 9-10 hrs. So I'm hoping we can make it to Sarge's meet & greet. But I would love to be able to meet you too! We are staying at Springhill Suites. When are you leaving to go back home? We are planning on going to the airport to see him off too. so maybe we could meet then if not before.

At 6:29pm on October 13, 2012, Kassandra (Ship 13 DIV 366) said…

Hi Karens,

Thanks for the advice. Hanging in there. It's just been frustrating when things like that happen and you don't have proper communication to discuss it and figure out what to do next and what I need to do. But I know PIR is coming soon and that will all make it better and we'll be able to talk and clear everything up. I need to start getting used to it. And remember its not going to be easy whatsoever. Anyways, thanks again. Xo

At 6:04pm on October 8, 2012, Anndrya (Ship-13 div-366) said…
Yea I seen that too! I wrote him and asked. I think ima stay at the marriot. Ima get it all figured out this week :)
At 4:45pm on October 8, 2012, Anndrya (Ship-13 div-366) said…
I know!!!!! I can't wait!!!!!! A month from today we will be on our way there!!! Or prob even there!!! I can't wait to meet u!!
At 5:19pm on October 5, 2012, Kassandra (Ship 13 DIV 366) said…

Thank you for the sweet feedback. It means a lot !! Xo

At 3:12pm on October 2, 2012, Anndrya (Ship-13 div-366) said…

hang in there karen! you will get one! i know how badly it sucks to play the waiting game! just stay strong

At 6:19pm on September 30, 2012, Anndrya (Ship-13 div-366) said…
Awww ur going to make me cry! :') I wrote tevin Friday and told him all about u and how sweet u are! And asked if he knew David! I told him of he don't then to find him! I really hope they already do!
At 10:46pm on September 28, 2012, Anndrya (Ship-13 div-366) said…

my fiance and your son are together!!!!

At 12:09am on September 23, 2012, Juliette said…

Hey thanks for the add! So nice to meet you....I look forward to maybe seeing us at're not that far from me! I'm about an hour from are you going to PIR....driving or flying? Did you make reservations yet??


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