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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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Def Leppard, Raven Drum Foundation Offer Free Concert Tickets

By Sharon Foster
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 10, 2009 - To honor the military and provide a little fun and excitement over the summer months, the rock group Def Leppard and Raven Drum Foundation have started giving away 100 free concert tickets to military members and veterans with military ID for each show in the 2009 Def Leppard summer concert tour.

Poison and Cheap Trick also will perform on the entire tour.

"Def Leppard's involvement came through a desire to give something back, and what better way to honor these heroes than with a night of music?" said Rick Allen, Def Leppard's drummer and Raven Drum Foundation founder. "We wanted to thank these heroes in a meaningful way for their service."

The summer tour kicked off in Camden, N.J., June 23 and is scheduled to run through Sept. 12, with concerts in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Washington.

"To date, there have been nine U.S. shows," said Jennifer Buzza, director of the Raven Drum Foundation. "Approximately 100 tickets have been given to military families and veterans for these shows. There are approximately 100 tickets for each of the remaining 33 shows. Nearly half have already been claimed."

Military personnel and veterans with a military ID are eligible to receive two tickets to one Def Leppard show. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register at to be placed on the guest list, then show military ID to a representative near the box office before the show. In addition to checking ID, the representative will ensure the person picking up the tickets is registered and on the guest list.

"We are working closely with the Wounded Warrior Project," Buzza said. "For many shows, one of their volunteers or staff people will be the representative handing out tickets." The Salute America's Heroes troop-support group also is helping with ticket distribution.

The free concert tickets are directly related to the Raven Drum Foundation's mission.

"Music is just one of the tools we use to promote healing -- to serve, educate and empower veterans and people in crisis through the power of the drum," Allen said. "It is so exciting to have my band, family and so many others contributing to this effort. I thank everyone involved, especially the veterans."

Buzza said the band and the foundation want to brighten some lives. "We wanted to offer an evening of pure entertainment, an evening free of normal troubles," she said. "This venture allows Raven Drum and Def Leppard to do just that."

Concert dates and venues are listed on the registration Web site.

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Comment by Mary, Proud Mom of Nick on July 13, 2009 at 12:56pm
Hoping that our military and veterans can enjoy a free concert.
Comment by CCR on July 13, 2009 at 11:51pm

The Original entertainer of our troops!


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