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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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**UPDATE 3/07/2022**

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At 11:25am on September 13, 2010, diannep said…
Tobianne: The only time I contacted them was for an new password since my son was asmoed and the new one wasn't sent. They asked me for the old one and the old PIR group, which I gave them, along with his new PIR group and new password. That is my only dealing with them. BUT....I have seen some moms post that they have called there to confirm that their son is in a certain PIR group (in other words, the moms give them a specific group to check). I'm wondering if you call up there and say: could you confirm that she is in the 9/17 group, here is her origianl PIR group and password, because I will need a new password....seems that they will at least tell you if she is or is not in that one. I know you are completely frustrated with the lack of communication....ugh! But it is their way! Can her recruiter help at all?
At 4:27pm on September 8, 2010, Fastduck said…
My girl called at 4:48 pri 8/20/10 est
At 3:49pm on September 8, 2010, teaparty24-ship9div302 said…
Praying you'll find peace as you wait! Hang in and holler a loud Hoo-yah when you get that call so we'll all know.
At 4:55pm on September 3, 2010, diannep said…
Hang in there, Tobianne. Once she is a sailor, none of this will matter! :-)
At 4:29pm on September 3, 2010, diannep said…
Tobianne. oh boy. I think of you and Kayla often and pray for you two. Perseverance is being taught for sure! BStations were run on Wed night this week, none last night (PIR day for 9/2) and none today. I think the next ones go on Monday, the 6th. Gosh, I so wish you knew SOMETHING!
At 8:34am on August 25, 2010, gjsmomShip6div943 said…
YES! My son did graduate from Timken. He graduated in June and Left July 13th! It sure has been a emotional summer! only 16 days until he graduates from basic! I am not sure if you are familar with Taggerts in Canton, ICE CREAM! :) He worked there since he was 14, I also have a daughter that is going into 8th grade at Lehman. Waiting to turn 14 to take her brothers spot. All my son's life he has said he was going to be a military man. I think I blinked and he is a man. A MILITARY MAN! 16 days cant come any sooner! So nice to find such a nice MOM to talk to! I have only been on this site for less than 1 week still learning. I so wish I would have found it before he went in. That does not matter, I am here now. Talk SOON! :)
At 11:13pm on August 16, 2010, diannep said…
At 10:50pm on August 16, 2010, diannep said…
Tobianne: I so admire how strong you have stayed in this, wishing others well when I know you are thinking of your daughter. Only God knows why she is having to go through all of this, but having your eyes on Him is so perfect! You have been an example to others through your posts. Hang in there....when it finally happens for Kayla, there will be celebration here and in heaven!
At 9:41pm on August 16, 2010, diannep said…
Any news today? Could she be doing BStations tonight if she passed today?
At 3:28pm on August 14, 2010, Sandy's_sailor son said…
Tobianne, I am praying for your daughter. She will make it.
At 3:28pm on August 12, 2010, diannep said…
sorry about spelling your name wrong on Christian Chat. I certainly know it is Tobianne and Tocianne! Was in a hurry! Will pray and pray...
At 11:47am on August 12, 2010, diannep said…
Good girl!
At 7:58am on August 12, 2010, diannep said…
Hang in there, Tobianne. I know that it will be sad not being there with all of these ladies that you have come to know and love, and to see K. But don't worry...God has a plan and hers is a bit challenging right now...but He is her biggest supporter and running right along side her! This time next week....a whole different story for both of you! I hope you get on the 8/20 site and get to know some of those ladies. I have been on there some and they are a wonderful group. Half the size of 8/13, but just as feisty! HA! Praying for all of you!
At 1:26am on August 12, 2010, Sandy's_sailor son said…
Hey, Tobianne, I know what you mean about finding it a challenge to go to church. For 7 years I had to work Night Shift at my job. My schedule was: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I finally got to a place where I decided to just say stop worrying about money and trust the Lord. I went back to school and slowly cut down my hours, until I was able to take a leap of faith and quit all together. At first my husband was not too happy with my decision, but then he saw how much more relaxed I was. We started going back to church and spending more family time together. No mater what, we just have to make time for our families and church. It is hard not to let life get in the way. There are times even now that I don't go to church when I should.

I know your daughter will be ok. AS long as your daughter doesn't give up on herself, the Navy won't give up on her. When my son was going through his challenging time. I prayed a lot and wrote very encouraging letters to him. I told him not to give up.

After my son's PIR, I asked him about what he did to pass his run. He told me that every night after lights out, he would get out of his bunk and work out for an hour or more. He said that where he worked out (at the end of his bunk by the wall, was the Chiefs office). He told me that Chief never stopped him. When my son told me this, I cried.
I think that boot camp is difficult but it is character building. This experience will make Kayla into a stronger and an even better person.

Sandy :)
At 12:44am on August 12, 2010, Sandy's_sailor son said…
Tobianne, I will be praying for Kayla. I know what you are going through. My son came very very close to being Asmoed. The running was always a challenge, but he had been put on Limited Light Duty, the week before his 2nd PFA test. (he had terrible blisters on his feet). He failed his 2nd PFA test. His Chief stood over him as he made the phone call to us. His chief said that he might have to be set back several weeks if he did not pass his Final PFA. I was so upset and worried. I am so grateful to Dianne for all of her advice and support. I also thankful for the moms , girlfriends and wives of Sailors in my division. We all prayed together for my son and he passed his 3rd PFA. I know your daughter will be ok and she will make it through this hard time.
God Bless
At 10:33am on August 10, 2010, diannep said…
Tobianne. If the adress changes, she will call and give it to you. But we are not thinking that way! She is going to MAKE IT! And we suggest that letters not be mailed to the recruits less than 10 days before PIR because they most likely wont get them...and they are usually not forwarded. Don't worry...I'm sure she knows you have not forgotten about her! We're praying!
At 12:24am on August 5, 2010, Suzi-OH said…
Hey...we're in Solon.....not really close, but in the same state, lol...
At 8:56pm on August 3, 2010, RICHARDSgirl (Groton, CT) said…
aw.. yeah I totally forgot you weren't going to the meet&greet.. but we'll try to find you before PIR starts :)
At 8:20pm on August 3, 2010, RICHARDSgirl (Groton, CT) said…
I made one for you too!! :D
At 5:45pm on August 3, 2010, Suzi-OH said…
Thanks for adding me!!!


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