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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 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).  

Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.


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Son goes to bootcamp on Feb 16th, anyone else this date?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JessicaB-Sailor Mom Mar 27, 2011. 189 Replies

Would very much like to talk to you!  My son went to MEPS in St. Louis yesterday and already feel like my heart is gonna break! 


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At 12:12am on September 15, 2011, razen3 said…
Kelly is a Seabee. She seems to like what she is doing.   Hope you are doing well          Marsha
At 12:06am on September 15, 2011, razen3 said…
HI How are you doing? How is your son liking the Navy? Kelly likes it quite well.. She was home in Aug. to visit us. Then she went back to Gulfport and is learning to shoot a gun and a rifle and doing well at that. Next she goes to Little Creek in Virginia. We are in Carbondale, so not that far from you. Have a good night. Hope to hear from you. Marsha
At 8:33pm on July 30, 2011, razen3 said…

How is your son doing? Kelly gets to come home and visit us on the 12th of August and stay for 2 weeks. Then she goes back to Gulfport for a month and then to VA. Her sis got into the nursing program at John A. Logan so we are hoping that works out for her. Our son is a grad student at SIU. 

  Hope to hear from you, 


At 11:13pm on May 31, 2011, razen3 said…

Hi Glad you wrote back. Kelly seems to like it in Gulfport but I think she would like some cooler weather. She is going to be a Seabee, she is going to learn to build and repair things.

 My husband and I are planning to go see her this month sometime. She has phased up and can go places now. 

  My younger daughter might join the Navy too if she doesn't get into the nursing or a medical program at John A. Logan.

  Have a good night. Marsha


At 12:04am on May 13, 2011, angeleyes said…
My boyfriend's PIR was on May 6th, 2011. (6 days ago!) Unfortunately, I couldnt go. Hes in Mississippi right now for A-School, but I havent received any calls from him or anything yet. Is this normal? (His parents didnt give him a cell phone at his PIR or anything.)
How long did it take for your sailor to contact you after arriving at A-school? :( Please let me know!!
At 11:25pm on May 11, 2011, angeleyes said…
hello kimcon, please reply if you get this message.  I have a few questions about A-school.  (my boyfriend just started A-school)
At 7:51pm on April 27, 2011, Teresa43insc said…

Hey Kim,

I have talked to JC either by text or voice just about every day and he seems to be doing well, I am little worried about them today because of the bad weather I talked to him earlier and the tornadoe alarms were going off, I told him to keep me posted. We are planning on heading to see JC on May 19th we live in Charleston SC so we are a good 10 hours away. Hopefully those plans won't change and we can see him because he informed me the other day that he doesn't get to come home after a school that he goes straight to Conn so it woiuld be late July before he gets to come home on leave.  I am glad that JC and Doug are able to get to know each other and become friends. Well take care and I will talk with you later. Pray for the weather to clear up.

At 11:51am on April 26, 2011, MM89Beth said…

Hi Kim,

I miss you!

Glad to hear Doug is liking Mississippi.

Zac likes CT too.  His room-mates are both in different stages of Sub School and have been giving him good advise!

I don't know many Sub moms yet :(  But I have talked to a mom from Colorado who seems nice!

Keep in touch.

Beth :)

At 1:48pm on April 18, 2011, Teresa43insc said…

Hey Kim,

Just wanted to let you know that JC my son and Doug are roomies in Missi. I talked to JC yesterday he and Doug were eating pizza and watching tv. Sounds like a little R&R was well earned.

At 10:11pm on April 12, 2011, candy-oh! said…
Hey, Kim...thanks for friending me. I'm feeling pretty sorry for myself right now. And James Dean, of course. I don't know if I am coming or going!!!!  I'm an older mom, too...53, 54 in October. Many of my friends have grandkids!!! Dianne told me your son was going through something similar...then I was thinking he did it!!! I hope that's the case. We'll keep each other posted I hope.

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