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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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A little about me:
Dad: Physician Assistant-Certified, La Quinta, CA.
Mom: Admin. Assistant Marriott Vacation Club-Golf,
Our Son Matt is in Bootcamp, currently in RCU due to stress fractures.
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Was proud and encouraged it
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After 6 times to MEPS, I was pretty amazed at the ineptness of the NAVY, lost paperwork, lost waiver, Oops your ASFAB expired yesterday, ( why could you have not told me that yesterday), We don't write that job out of San Diego. Who is your Recruiter? But, Finally the day came and everything came together.. The day Matt shipped things worked very nicely.
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2nd Sunday

Posted on September 30, 2012 at 10:18am 3 Comments

Heavenly Father,  this is the 2nd Sunday with our SR away at BC, I pray that he and his shipmates are all granted rest today. A time to be in your word, to attend church,chapel, mass or synagog,  time to write home and of course reflect on the challenges to come in their training.  I pray that you Lord be with each of them, and their RDC's,  guide them, direct them, keep them safe and bring them all through this time with focus of mind, and body, ready to serve and protect our Great Nation. …


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At 5:13pm on January 31, 2013, gotattitudesd said…
1 more question, did he graduate from RCU , and when. My ex called PAO and they said they don't do that anymore. That is not what I am reading, I am confused. Thanks for all your help.
At 3:22pm on January 31, 2013, gotattitudesd said…

Sorry I forgot she is not sure how the injury occured , it started hurting after PT and doing jumping jacks. They put her on crutches and she has been on them 2 weeks , she returned to the Dr. and was still having pain and they finally did an x ray and bone scan and found a fx in the R knee and stress fx in the L ankle, but the ankle is not bothering her at all.( It appears to be an old injury).


At 3:13pm on January 31, 2013, gotattitudesd said…

She did not say what type of fracture was in her knee, unfortunelty. I wish I knew. She had already been on crutches for 2 weeks in BC on LLD, so I hope that recovery time makes things go a little faster. I hope she can keep a positive attitudes, she was very upset at her set back.Her class will graduate on 2/8/13. Thank You for the help. Is there any info that may help her and I out that you can provide.

At 2:19pm on October 22, 2012, karis said…

My son left for BC 9/17 within a week he called and said his shoulder dislocated and would be in RCU another 6-8 weeks. Then he sent me a letter that he could be there up to 12 weeks more. It is very depressing for them in there. At least thats what my son said. I wrote to him every day and sent him lots of puzzles, articles from the local paper etc. He said all they do is laundry and clean all day and there physical therapy. The one thing he did do that I was pleased about is he asked for a 2nd opinion. He was taken to the federal hospital. He said it is slightly off the base but I am not sure how something is slightly off base? That dr ordered him 3 weeks of PT and said he should be better than before. His dr there on base was trying to SEP him. He was able to call home last sunday and he said the dr trying to SEP him examined him again and his shoulder woulnd't come out of socket now so hopefully the PT an dworking out has strengthened it. It may not be a bad idea to have your son ask for the 2nd opinion. Let me know if you need to talk. I have been through many stages of emotions since he left. I feel for you almost getting to PIR and have that happen. Best advise I can give is just tell him to stay positive. My son was ok for a while and then was ready to quit. The last time I talked to him he was determined to get out of RCU and back to BC.

At 4:38pm on September 28, 2012, Mrs Roo Ship 02 Div. 901 said…

I got it I got it!! :) Ship 02 Div. 901. I feel so relieved!! :)

At 11:53pm on September 27, 2012, Mrs Roo Ship 02 Div. 901 said…

how exciting! thanks for letting me know, i hope i get mine tomorrow. ill let you know if i do or when i do :) hope to see you guys there! 

At 11:36pm on September 27, 2012, Mrs Roo Ship 02 Div. 901 said…

how exciting! I hope I get mine tomorrow. Fingers crossed. when is PIR? 

At 7:01pm on September 27, 2012, Mrs Roo Ship 02 Div. 901 said…

aww you guys are lucky! I want a call :( Im glad you are able to talk to him for a short period of time though! I didnt get the letter today maybe tomorrow. boy I wish it would just come already. 

At 3:46pm on September 27, 2012, Mrs Roo Ship 02 Div. 901 said…

Hi! I have not gotten a letter yet either :( I hope it comes today though. The boys are doing really well actually. The first three days they kept asking for daddy and wondering when hes going to come home, which was incredibly hard! How do you explain to a 2 1/2 year old daddy is going to be gone for a little while. Now after a week has passed they kinda just accept it now and went on with their little lives. So far so good though, its been an adjustment doing everything myself but I actually kinda like it! Feels like more bonding time ( shh dont tell my husband haha ) I hope you guys are doing well and we made it a week!! 7 more to go 

-Ashley, Vince and Zane.

At 11:22am on September 27, 2012, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Hi Again - You mentioned the San Diego Marriott - I will look into that.  Another gal (a recruits wife) told me that her husband recently left from San Diego MEPS and that he swore in on one day and then didn't leave for the airport until the next day! She said something about us being on the West Coast and not having enough time in the day to swear in and ship. Did you experience this?  We were only planning on spending one night because we thought everything would happen in one day.  I'm going to have my son ask his recruiter for clarification but what was your experience? We would like to be able to go to the airport but if it is another day don't know if hubby, GF and I can all take 2 days off work! 


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