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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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tnpromised Div 285 PIR 08/27/10
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At 12:15pm on August 18, 2010, sweet_steph said…
haha looks like my husband is in your sons divison so i guess i'll be seeing you in a few days. where is your son going to A school at? What is his rate? Is he also a grad and go?
At 10:09am on August 13, 2010, BOXERMOM SHIP:11 DIV:351 said…
I understand your frustration,and your worry!! After his dr appt monday if they diagnose a rupture and deem surgery nessasary he will get a medic call home,At least my son did . the rtc stood right there and made him call me and his dad.I missed the call so had to hear it all on voicemail! keep your phone close on moday!! Im sure w/ you as his mom he is a great kid,the navy will want to keep him and fix him asap!
At 12:19pm on August 3, 2010, Karen B. (Ship 14, DIV 275) said…
Hi there, yes it is 9 days and counting. I haven't heard from him when BS21 is, but from other postings, they are guessing Sunday. I'm just worried about his final PFA, his knee is really acting up, I just need him to suck up and pass, so he can do BS....he is soooooo ready for PIR and would be crushed if he is ASMO'd. I will keep ya posted once he gets up to A-school, and pass your son's name onto him at PIR. Your son and of course his wonderful family will be in my prayers and thoughts as well. Take care, Karen
At 4:46pm on July 27, 2010, Sylvia*Cali-mom said…
Nice to meet you, tnpromised! I see that our boys are in the same division 285. :) Nerve wracking waiting for the phone call today. I'm carrying my cell and home land line phone with me to every room in the house. I'm constantly checking N4M today to see if anyone has posted a "phone call" from their sailor.
At 3:16pm on July 22, 2010, Janie - ProudSailorWife said…
I am more than willing to answer any questions that I can for you.
At 10:53am on July 21, 2010, Karen B. (Ship 14, DIV 275) said…
Your family looks amazing...I need to get pictures up of my son Nick. His PIR is 8/13/10, and will be in Groton before your son, so I will be sure to keep posting on how the transition goes. His name is Nick Ransom if you want to mention that to your son. We are from Annapolis Maryland. Thanks for your sons service, and to you too Mom, for getting him there.
At 3:05pm on July 7, 2010, Navy for Moms Admin said…
Welcome to Navy For Moms!

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Enjoy your time here and we look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :)
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