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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).  

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Hard to believe that I get to see him next week!!!

10 1/2 days to go until graduation and I cannot begin to explain how excited I am to see my son! We will be driving up there on Thursday (Aug. 23rd) and staying through the weekend.

I had a really bad night last Thursday and just sobbed for awhile. I had been worried about Josh all day because it was tear gas chamber day! He used to get really bad migraines and I was so concerned that it would make him sick. Then, I heard a song that just made me absolutely crumble... "Letters from Home" by John Michael Montgomery. I had been doing so well too!!! The weekend turned out nice though and I had a small get together with my family... pulled BBQ pork sandwiches, baked potato bar, movie, and eventually a campfire. :)  

I believe that they will be doing battle stations sometime around the middle of this week. I read on here that they begin with the lower division numbers and work their way up until they are all finished. If this is indeed the case then Josh will likely have battle stations on Wednesday or Thursday. I will be anxiously awaiting my "I'm a Sailor" phone call shortly thereafter.

I am so thankful that the temperatures have finally started to break somewhat outside. The heat has been another concern of mine during much of Josh's training. *His first letter mentioned a 3 mile hike in 104 degree weather. Yuck! The past few days though have mainly been highs only in the upper 70s to low 80s and the nighttime lows in the upper 50s to low 60s; sooo much better!!

Can't wait to see the other moms that I have talked to on here at the graduation!


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Comment by Leisa Ship13 Div309 Grad 9-28 on August 14, 2012 at 8:53pm

I saw no comments on here so i will.  God Bless You!  I feel your anxiousness, is that a word? LOL  Do we ever stop worrying about them?  NO NO NO  I am sure he will do fine!  Dont send yourself into a big frenzy like i do all the time lol  but as a MOM YOU CANT HELP IT!  I am sure everything will be fine and all that worrying and crying for nothing!  You like country, remember the song by Gary Alan, "all that crying for nothing" although he wasnt singing about a mom worrying about her son!  August 24th will come and he will be marching in and I know you will be beaming with pride!  HUGS!

Comment by Josh'sMom-Div267 on August 15, 2012 at 12:55pm

Thank you so much for the comments. :)  And, HUGS right back at you! I am doing much better, it just comes and goes sometimes. I have no doubt that I wouldn't feel any differently had he gone away to college and I am certainly extremely proud of the man that he has become. We are getting so close! I cannot wait. :)


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