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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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My son leaving on November 16th. Anyone else in the same boat?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jamie Nov 24, 2010. 15 Replies

My son is leaving in 6 days.  He will be gone both major holidays and I have no idea when to book my tickets for his graduation.  I don't know if it will be 8 or 9 weeks.  Does anyone know how this…Continue


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At 6:54pm on April 18, 2011, Penny_Nuke_MM2_NimitzNuke said…

Hi Cyndii:


Looking you up on FB and there are a few Cyndii Smith's.  Where are you from?


If you could go to FB and find me, maybe that would be easier.  I am under Penny Foster Carey and you will find a picture of me a little sideways!!!  lol


Look forward to being part of Seasters.  I am also with a group that came from N4Ms and is called Nuke Moms (I believe).  Would love to have you join there as well.


Hope you get this message soon.



At 12:45pm on February 19, 2011, Penny_Nuke_MM2_NimitzNuke said…

HiCyndi, checking in to see how your son is doing since starting A-school and how are you doing as well.


My son is over in Goose Creek and just had their very first quiz; their big exam is this coming Tuesday.  He received 3.57  said he made some dumb mistakes but the class average was only 2.5 YIKES!


Hope you are doing well.



At 6:49pm on January 18, 2011, Penny_Nuke_MM2_NimitzNuke said…

Hi Cyndi, just checking to see if you found out yet what your son has been selected to be?   MM, ET or EM


9 more days for our PIR - I can hardly wait.


Please stay in touch as to how your PIR goes.





At 1:30pm on January 15, 2011, Penny_Nuke_MM2_NimitzNuke said…

Hi Cyndi:


Got a filled out questionnaire from my son that was dated January 3 and stated that it was 4.1.  That would mean that this coming Monday will make 6.1 but yet last Sunday he said on the phone that they will be having the gas chamber, fire fighting and damage control this past week.  When I look at the posted schedule by week, it is difficult to be able to figure out the week numbers you find that as well?  


Did you hear from your recruit as to how fire fighting or the gas chamber went?  I heard the final written test was also a doozie...any word on that?  


By now your recruit should know what his rating will be; I wonder if by any chance your son will graduate one week earlier but yet class up at the same time as mine....who knows.  I find it difficult to figure out when classes start when students are graduating boot camp every single week.  One nuke in John's same PIR is flying out on Saturday morning from GL whereas John won't fly until Tuesday.  I can't understand that.  Oh well.


Thanks for staying in touch.  Look forward to hearing when you get the "I'm a sailor" phone call.


At 3:10pm on January 9, 2011, Penny_Nuke_MM2_NimitzNuke said…
Hi cyndi...just now found the comments section. And your sweet note. Ended up they changed our entire division to grad one week later. Apparently a mistake by the person telling the boys what to write on their formal letter. That was discouraging.

Found my son will be a MM at nuke school which starts February. 7. He really wanted ET or EM but either way I know he will do a very good job but I know he was disappointed nonetheless.
At 12:28pm on December 21, 2010, motherof5 ship 07 division 49 said…

Hi Mother of 4 Smitty ..I received my first phone call on 10 of December for @ 15 minutes, I have received 4 letters now. My son is also a grad and go he will only have 9 hours to spend with us before leaving to his A school in Florida. I will send you a message

At 4:50pm on December 20, 2010, motherof5 ship 07 division 49 said…

Hi..I'm new on here and I sent you a friend request. Our sons are in the same division and I received word today he is a grad and go

At 2:41am on December 9, 2010, Penny_Nuke_MM2_NimitzNuke said…
Hi Steve's Mama, well things have changed. They informed us that the recruits in ship 11, div. 057 and 058 were erroneously told to write down PIR of 1/21. Then three days later, and airline tickets purchased, there was rumbling of it being wrong Several of us moms called into the number given and were told then that the divisions were not moved up, instead it was still going to be on the 28th. So, with that said, our boys may or may not be in the exact same group at GC - most likely as it is just one week ... well they just need to push some up and the other's back and there ya go. Keep in touch and let's see where they end up. I'm very curious whether my son will be able to get the ET rating that he is wanting but I have heard that they can write down what they want, but in the end the Navy decides.
At 8:23pm on December 6, 2010, DawnMomOfSR Ship 02-Div 909 said…
We are from NE PA and used to snow, so that part is not new for my SR. I have family in Mesa, is that anywhere near you? They moved to Az from NJ about 20 years ago and love it. They are hot dry people! Which I guess makes the rest of the family who stayed in the East cold and wet! LOL I'm a wreck with all I read on N4M's between those who's SR's have been sent to ship 5 (which means they are being send home before PIR) to those who are hearing nothing or getting reports of injury, etc. I know my son can do it but as his Mom I still worry! And I'll continue to worry when he goes to A school, power school and prototype school too! lol
At 11:21am on December 6, 2010, DawnMomOfSR Ship 02-Div 909 said…
Sorry about that... I had just changed my privacy setting! LOL We are friends now!!!

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