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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 as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**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 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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At 1:01am on August 16, 2011, Lovemynavyson (Ship02/DIV933) said…
Yeah, I'm glad BC is over too! Lack of sleep and altering ones sleep habits is difficult at first, but you eventually do get use to it...Enjoying my sailor while he's home, because this week will slip away entirely to quickly---before, I know it, he will be off to Washington state...ugh! Too Too far way....well, again goodnight...I'm off to bed this time? : )
At 12:32am on August 16, 2011, Lovemynavyson (Ship02/DIV933) said…
They did a super job and I hope you were happy with them! yeah, I guess our guys all left the beginning of May (prom 'time')...Well, goodnight and hope all is well with you....
At 12:20am on August 16, 2011, Lovemynavyson (Ship02/DIV933) said…
Hey Jess - Your pictures are beautiful..who took them for you?
At 2:50pm on July 20, 2011, Lovemynavyson (Ship02/DIV933) said…
Hey again...opps...assuming 932 or 933 from one of your groups?
At 2:48pm on July 20, 2011, Lovemynavyson (Ship02/DIV933) said…
Hi Jessica - I was reading some of the comments here...but I noticed that your sailor graduated the same week as my son...Congrats...So where is he now? What division was he in?
At 6:01pm on June 7, 2011, Paula (was Capricorna) said…
It was fun chatting.  I'm headed home from work now.  Take care.
At 5:54pm on June 7, 2011, Paula (was Capricorna) said…
Yup. I blubber like a fool (even at comedies).  You won't be alone.
At 5:48pm on June 7, 2011, Paula (was Capricorna) said…

Yeah, you're just south of her.

Can't wait to see the Katie'smom/ConnieC Show (but more importantly - my Sailor!!!)

At 5:43pm on June 7, 2011, Paula (was Capricorna) said…
We're flying into Milwaukee and renting a car.  My sister lives in Hoffman Estates (we grew up in Franklin Park).  I have rooms reserved at the Ramada, but would much rather stay at the Residence Inn and will keep calling them to see if they get any cancellations for a 2 bedroom suite.  Failing that, I might take 2 separate rooms there.  Either that, or we might switch to Springhill Suites.  I picked the Ramada because of the Meet & Greet, but we'll have a car so it doesn't matter.
At 5:35pm on June 7, 2011, Paula (was Capricorna) said…
HA - a bonus alright.  She's  a stitch!  Can't wait to meet you all at the Meet & Greet.
At 5:22pm on June 7, 2011, Paula (was Capricorna) said…
I am not as funny as Katie'smom, but at least he'll get mail.
At 5:18pm on June 7, 2011, Paula (was Capricorna) said…
Thanks.  Got it.
At 11:08pm on May 26, 2011, Emily-aaronsgirl11 said…
Oh jeez. Sounds like they're definitely having a hard time. 
They all eventually pull together around week 4. After week 4, things seem to go a lot smoother. :)
That's great that he got that position! Aaron's motto was lay low. He didn't do anything to get attention. 
And the RDC probably doesn't hate him. Just trying to get him to perform at his very best. :)
At 11:01pm on May 26, 2011, Emily-aaronsgirl11 said…

Oh I know the feeling!
And I just noticed that he's in a 900 division.

I don't want to burst your bubble or make you sadder, but 900 divisions are held to a higher standard. Therefore, their phone calls are harder to earn. Just hang in there. I learned that if I didn't expect anything, then I didn't have to get my heart broken. :) 

At 10:53pm on May 26, 2011, Emily-aaronsgirl11 said…

Hey! You sound like me!! I took a full college courseload through Dual enrollement and took 2 (out of the whopping three offered at my school) AP classes. 

I hope to have Sophomore status, but I'm not 100% sure how things will work out.

My number one piece of advice for surviving this Navy thing is STAY BUSY. Do whatever it takes to keep your mind off of him as much as possible. Because the more time you have to sit and dwell on the fact that he's gone, the more depressed you'll be. 
Oh, and my favorite thing I did during bootcamp was start a journal. If I had a super bad day, then I would write in it. So therapeutic, and I let Aaron read it after bootcamp which he appreciated-- he said he really liked knowing what really went through my head and what really went on when he was gone-- not just the happy go lucky stuff.

At 10:41pm on May 26, 2011, Emily-aaronsgirl11 said…

Just wanted to say hi! :)
Will you be starting your first or second year of college this fall?
I'll be a freshman at Clemson University. I'm so super excited! :)

P.S. You're so so lucky you got to have him at your senior prom! How special! <3 

At 6:24pm on May 15, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…
Keep in touch, Jessica. Both of you will be busy, but that's how it goes when you are building a future!!!
At 12:06pm on May 15, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…

Jessica, My son is an EM Nuke and is on the sub USS Pasadena out of Pearl Harbor. He left the middle of Dec. and should be back in about a month. He has been to Japan 3 times and Saipan.

When your sailor is in A-school, they have classes during the day and then mandatory study hours in the evening. Due to the fact that they are learning classified material, ALL studying is done in the classroom building. Mandatory study hours increase or decrease depending on their test scores. IF he is doing well, then he will have weekends off. Phase 1 liberty: First 4 wks. Can leave base on weekends until midnight and uniforms at all times Phase 2: Can leave base on weekends until midnight and can wear civilian clothes on weekends. Phase 3 liberty: Can wear civilian clothes evenings and weekends and can stay off base overnight on weekends! (This is if test scores are good) Honey, you need to be prepared that he is going to be VERY busy! Typical day is: grab some breakfast on the way to class, school all day, grab dinner, mandatory studying, laundry/ironing uniform for the next day and then flop into bed for a few hours. Southwest Airlines just started flying into Charleston, so that may be your best bet to fly to Charleston. Hope this helps and feel free to ask me more questions, I'm happy to help. Pat

At 10:33am on May 15, 2011, Pat L. in IL said…
Jessica, Thanks for the friend request. Remember, I'm here for you! If you want to talk, LMK and I'll PM you my phone number. Also I have some great pictures of Goose Creek (Nuke school location) Send me your email and I will send them to you! Pat
At 6:41pm on May 14, 2011, carols_kitchen said…

You should look up another group, too

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