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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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At 6:09pm on March 14, 2011, gmanswife said…
hey there im so sorry that I just saw your comment.. I mean i'm only 3 months late! haha.. I haven't been on here in a while.. That is awesome.. yea we've been here since september.. but i haven't really met anyone up here yet!  
At 3:38pm on October 6, 2010, MRs L* said…
i have no idea.. lol..
At 2:25pm on October 6, 2010, MRs L* said…
his a school is 5 weeks his PIR is 10/29 so i assume mid december if not the beginning of Jan :)
At 9:07am on October 6, 2010, MRs L* said…
i seen a post that you and the hubby will be stationed in Norfolk.. so will my we :) well technically Little Creek. lol.. when will you be living there?
At 6:50pm on June 19, 2010, ses_monroe said…
I am very jealous your sailor is in Meridian. LOL. That would definitely be convenient. Hope you're doing good.
At 10:53pm on June 11, 2010, ses_monroe said…
are you staying at ramada?
At 8:38pm on June 4, 2010, ses_monroe said…
I know so exciting!! His last name is Monroe, what about yours?
At 1:03am on June 4, 2010, ses_monroe said…
Eryn, It's almost over! How have you been? One week to go. I know you're just as excited as I am. :)
At 12:13am on May 22, 2010, I_love_Thomas said…
So you think any later than the 14th they will be gone? Thank you for the help! I have been so unsure!
At 6:47pm on May 20, 2010, I_love_Thomas said…
So since he's division 216 (my guy), I really wanted to know when to buy my ticket for, as in which day to return. I don't know what to do but I know this ticket mustttt be boughttt!! What to do??
At 4:21pm on May 20, 2010, trashline27 said…
Hi name is Theresa. My son Terence is with ship 7 div 214. He is your age...19. I am so hungry for information about our 'boys' that I check this site all the time. I did get a letter today and he sounded really good...very busy but in good spirits. He mentioned they are in Hell Week...that scares me a bit but I know he is strong. Maybe your boyfriend and Terence know each other. Are you heading out to graduation?
At 12:10am on May 20, 2010, I_love_Thomas said…
I really hope they have!! Have you figured out all of the information for graduation? I've bought the hotel room, but not the flight..I wasn't positive which day to leave and return!
At 2:39am on May 16, 2010, ses_monroe said…
Wednesdays are definitely my new favorite days too. :) And of course I cry my eyes out reading the letters. They are all happy tears, but still tears. I know the anxious part. It kills me sometimes. I knew Brad wanted to join the navy way before we started dating, but he has talked about that since high school (he's now 22) so I never knew if it would really ever happen. He has never been one to jump at opportunity, so when he really did join I panicked. BAD... then the anticipation before he left made me seriously crazy. I would cry at dinner on a daily basis. I would pick fights over every small thing. It was really bad. I thought i was losing him forever you would have thought. Then not hearing from him in three weeks killed me. I again started to go insane. This site kept me sane.
At 5:53am on May 15, 2010, ses_monroe said…
I'm doing actually really good lately. The first two and a half weeks were horrible. I couldn't eat or sleep. All I did was cry. NO LIE. I thought I was going to fail out of one of my classes because I could not make myself go. I just wanted to stay home and be miserable. Once I got that first letter I realized that if Brad knew how I was acting he would have been very upset. I started working more, studying more, and visiting family and friends. I also write all the time. It helps so much. I hope it gets better for you as well. We only have 26 days left. :) I am so excited. I miss my boy a bunch too. but who wouldn't? Hang in there. And Talk to me anytime you need to. I love talking it makes me feel better about this whole situation, because we need people that are going through the same thing.
At 9:12pm on May 14, 2010, ses_monroe said…
That's exciting. What is his job? Are you doing okay with him being gone?
At 2:48am on May 14, 2010, ses_monroe said…
Hey. It was a year in March. What about you?
At 3:51pm on May 13, 2010, haynesbball03 ship11 div 214 said…
Hey Eryn, my sons girlfriend is also on here cberens and I know she is trying connect with some of the other recruits girlfriends. I love this site and it has been a huge help. 4 weeks to go!
At 10:32pm on April 30, 2010, shirley said…
hey, eryn i like this web site it helps me a little i miss brandon alot, i know u do too. i need u to show me how to add a pic maybe we will hear from brandon soon i cant wait;
At 9:51pm on April 26, 2010, shirley said…
Hey Eryn! Just got computer working again. I like the pic of you cute.
At 8:32pm on April 20, 2010, abbyblue said…

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