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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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Sending letters back home

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 12:09am 5 Comments

Does anyone know if we can send our SR's a priority envelope, inside of a regular envelope, so they can send letters back home? If not, how can we go about getting the letters sent to them, back home, so they don't have to keep up with them?


Posted on April 8, 2012 at 4:30pm 2 Comments

Okay, I know I'm probably asking a dumb question but..If our SR's have pics taken, and they haven't gotten a check, are we still able to buy them somehow when we go to PIR? Thanks, kindly!


Posted on April 5, 2012 at 1:24pm 4 Comments

I FINALLY got REAL MAIL! Omg it was so wonderful to hear from her! She seems to be in good spirits and still has her very wonderful sense of humor! She did get injured though(knee injury, bruised), and had to walk on crutches for a few days, or until it's better. I feel so relieved to see her beautiful handwriting on paper! Her last date on letters was March 31, so I hope her knee is recovering, because she was on light duty, and could not stand for more than 15 minutes at a time. She told…


Can we send money or debit card to SR's to pay for pictures?

Posted on April 5, 2012 at 10:57am 4 Comments

This is a question that has been bothering me, so If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it!

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At 5:42pm on May 5, 2012, diannep said…

Overnight drill.....calls can start as early as 2 pm GL time the next day.

At 11:12pm on May 1, 2012, B daniel said…
They are not all the same day . So yours is prob not tonight . Ask some people in your div if they know when it is.
At 5:44pm on April 10, 2012, Donna said…
Hi! I am so glad u got to talk to Whitney. Cody just called about 30 min ago and I guess we talked about 4 or 5 min. He was about to lose it also as he kept saying it is so hard. His birthday is tomorow so we did get to tell him happy bday (God sure knows what we need to get through!) but it was so hard to hear him so sad. I did get to tell him to order picture pkg A and to only order him a div shirt since I ordered ours. He is getting mail but still has not been able to send any due to people in his group. He did say they finally kicked some out so hopefully they will all start to work as a team. He is on the top bunk and his favorite food they have is the cornbread! He passed his swimming test but panicked during it so did not do as good as he could have. He survived surgery and did get to go to church on Easter. He said hell week starts next week....I told him I think that is really what every week is and from what I have read the worst is behind them. I told him in 4 more weeks we will get to see him graduate!
At 9:27pm on April 7, 2012, Donna said…
Ha, ha...I know my high school students are lovin it because I am out of it!! I think they wish Bc would last till June....more "free times"! I am looking forward to a call or letter this week ....his birthday on Wed. would be a great gift! Did you order division tshirts? I bought them for us but it seems like PIR is more dressy. What are your thoughts?
At 6:16pm on March 30, 2012, Donna said…
Hi! I bought the plane tickets, room reserv, and rental car. We will be at the Holiday Inn and was one on the page recommended by "sarge"! I scheduled Thurs and Fri off and got my favorite sub who will take my classes. Wish it was next week. Did you see thevsite to get the free calling cards....they sent me 12immediately..get on and send your daughter some.
At 9:35pm on March 29, 2012, Anna said…


I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly caring group of moms and are always willing to listen, share and help each other whenever or wherever we can. Please feel free to join our chats, we love talking about everything from work, family, weather - whatever. Plus the joyful and anxiety filled journey of being a Navy Mom!!!  Your daughter is in bootcamp now?  How are you holding up?  What rating (job) is your daughter going into?  We look forward to learning about you and your sailor!!!  Again, Welcome Aboard!!

At 7:49pm on March 29, 2012, Donna said…
Ok..I followed your professional directions and changed my name with numbers...we are so smart....thank the Lord for all these awsome ladies!
At 7:18pm on March 28, 2012, Donna said…
FTLW sent me the link for my son's PIR and it is with you!! May 11! My son is same ship as your daughter..he is just diff division...149....exciting
At 6:12pm on March 28, 2012, Donna said…
I am so glad to have you to talk to. Still no letter, but God is sooo son was called to the office for paperwork needed and he was able to call me. It was a miracle I had my phone on as I teach hs and fight them about phones. I asked who had a phone on and they said YOU! I ran and saw the area code and took it right in front of the class. What a blessing! I now have his address and know he is ok so all I have been able to do today is thank God for taking care of me. Now to find out PIR....he is ship 10/div 149....where is your daughter.
At 6:02pm on March 27, 2012, Donna said…
I will try to stay just can't be the 25th since that is my youngest son's graduation from high school!

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