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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 3:31pm on May 14, 2013, Steph Proud AG Mom said…

TobiAnne,  Thank you- except I don't get the calls- wish I would- she's been in Fit now since May 1 I really hope she gets this soon...

At 10:02am on November 14, 2011, AdirondackD said…

Hello, sorry I did not get back to you sooner, no internet at home.  My daughter has only been in BC for 2 weeks and they stamped on her report that she can not reinlist in the Navy or Marines.  What can she do?  She is sitting in Ship 5 now waiting to hear from legal.

At 1:05pm on June 16, 2011, Angel W ProudMom said…


Hi Tobianne,

I was sent to contact you by Dianne,

and so I  sent you a friend request..



At 12:27pm on May 8, 2011, Thomdent (Dustin's mom) said…
So do tell, how is Kayla doing?  Dustin finally called yesterday...his girlfriend, which is fine.  She said he told her to throw away the letters he wrote the first week because he definately feels different now. (whew)  Keep me posted on activities, I would love to help with any project!  Robin
At 10:21pm on March 20, 2011, ktssong said…
Mason is by Kings Island.  We are about 20 minutes North of Ohio River/City of Cincinnati.  Thank you for the tip about the Ohio Group.  I will look for it too.
At 1:44pm on February 23, 2011, Ellen S. said…

The Navy Hymn just came on my station which prompted me to check for the submariners verses,  and found these for Kayla:

 Lord, stand beside the Women who build,
And give them courage, strength, and skill.
O grant them peace of heart and mind,
And comfort loved ones left behind.
Lord, hear our prayers for all Seabees,
Where'er they be on land or sea.

  • R. J. Dietrich (1960)


O God, protect the women who,
In service, faith in thee renew;
O guide devoted hands of skill
And bless their work within thy will;
Inspire their lives that they may be
Examples fair on land and sea.

  • Lines 1-4, Merle E. Strickland (1972) and
  • adapted by James D. Shannon (1973)
  • Lines 5-6, Beatrice M. Truitt (1948)

At 2:02pm on February 22, 2011, Ellen S. said…
Hi Tobianne, My girl passed her run this morning!!!!!!!!  I am so excited and my whole office now knows.  Something about running two of my coworkers over while getting close to a window for the reception clued them in!!!!  Thank you for your prayers and good wishes.  You were right a great weight has been lifted off my shoulders.  She called me on Saturday so devastated and today in great joy.  God is so good and faithful.  Ellen
At 5:41pm on February 10, 2011, Ellen S. said…
Thanks, now if the recruiter would give me a call back to confirm what we have figured out.  Take care and tell your daughter I am proud of her.  Had some good friends in the Seabees at Charleston.  They always seemed to me to have a lot of fun and a good job.
At 5:31pm on February 10, 2011, Ellen S. said…
She is going to be a CTN.  Going back to Pcola.  We were stationed there for a while.  Not on Corry but on NAS.  I was a CTM so I am familar with Corry.  Once she gets there she will be good I know.  I will keep you informed.
At 5:08pm on February 10, 2011, Ellen S. said…
She has had a cold almost from the start and has problems running.  Do you know if Ship 6 or 4 has a name?  Thanks for the encouragment. 
At 4:58pm on February 10, 2011, Ellen S. said…
Hi Tobianne, Dianne P sent me to you for some help/guidance on my daughter Kim.  She has not been able to pass her run and was supposed to graduate tomorrow. Her recruiter was told that she was to be set back a week but the person who called thought she was on the Arleigh Burke.  Do you have any wisdom to share with me?  Thanks so much for your help.  Ellen S
At 9:19pm on January 28, 2011, PrdNavyMom2Sailors said…
Thank you,
At 4:15pm on January 18, 2011, DSailorMom said…
Thank you Tobianne...we hope to hear from him tomorrow.
At 7:08pm on December 16, 2010, stacoul said…

We have all the more reason to be friends.

At 12:33pm on December 9, 2010, John and Yvonne said…
Thank you for your kind comments. Depending on where she is there may be. If you want to PM me and let me know more details I would be happy to check into it and see if I can find something. Sometimes when the kids get away from home they really find out if they have the same faith that mom and dad have. They have to get it for themselves. God bless.
John Wagner
At 11:05pm on November 30, 2010, HockeyMom said…
Love that song, Mary did you know, I use to sing this song, to my son, when I was pregnant with him. Very sentimental song for me to him. God Bless
At 5:45pm on November 15, 2010, josteph(Ship02/Div952) said…
So sorry I misread your post. Glad to hear that your son was in the same PIR as my husband. And yes, my husband is super excited to go to P.H. to become a CM for the Seabees. I will follow your advice to try to find out when he will have off for the holidays and to find out what to expect. Thanks Tobianne!
At 1:53am on November 8, 2010, joyfuljoy said…
do you know if they can leave with their families during liberty weekend? i mean can they come and stay the night at our hotel?
At 1:51am on November 8, 2010, joyfuljoy said…
Awwe thank you so much for your response. I really appreciate it. I would love to hear some of those stories.
At 3:16pm on November 2, 2010, JoeysmomAOVFA22 said…
Hi Tobianne. Im Liz and I live in Allaince. Actually Marlington. My son is an AO just graduated but still in Pensacola. Hopefully he will be home soon. Hope to here from you.

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