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


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USS Marvin Shields/Ship 13/Div 007

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 4:23pm 4 Comments

Hi...does anyone else have a loved one on my son's ship, the USS Marvin Shields/Ship 13/Div 007 who left for bootcamp around Sept. 18th?

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At 8:35pm on November 12, 2013, jrzgirl61 said…

Did you get the call Robin???

At 6:26pm on October 29, 2013, jrzgirl61 said…

That's for sure.  He sounds so great in the letter I received today.  He is very ready to get out of there and head to Pensacola.  He said all the guys he's friends with are going to Pensacola too.

I am still on the fence for the meet and greet.  

At 4:01pm on October 29, 2013, jrzgirl61 said…

Sarges Meet & Greet On 11/14/13 For PIR 11/15/13 GIFT BASKETSClosed Group · 37 members

Here is the sarges meet and greet link.  

I am stalking the mailman.  I usually get letters on Tuesday!  I am so excited for graduation.  I can't believe how much i miss that boy.  I couldn't wait for him to go!  He was driving me crazy!!  Careful what you wish for, right!!

At 11:04am on October 29, 2013, jrzgirl61 said…

PIR 11-15-13 NAVY BOOT CAMP 11 Divisions (001-010, and 901) members

Morning Robin...Here is the Facebook link.  I was so tired last night...couldn't get my butt off the couch to go to desktop and send it to you!~

At 12:18am on October 29, 2013, lemonelephant said…

I see you have joined your PIR group; I also invite you to join Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones) and to check out the Pages (found under the pictures of the Members) there. Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 9:58pm on October 28, 2013, jrzgirl61 said…
A girl whose son Is in my sons division just got a call. ! I'm dying Why didn't my son call??
At 9:48pm on October 28, 2013, jrzgirl61 said…
James is going to Pensacola. He will be an airman apprentice! Wow, I can't believe they are the same age and both going as apprentices! What do they train for at Great Lake school?
At 9:42pm on October 28, 2013, jrzgirl61 said…
And yes, it's PIR 11-15-13 on FB. There are others too. I can't think offhand, and I'm on my phone... My daughter is on the computer
At 9:40pm on October 28, 2013, jrzgirl61 said…
This week is the gas chamber.... Yikes!
At 9:37pm on October 28, 2013, jrzgirl61 said…
Look into the other groups. Just say you are new and everyone will welcome you. As insaid, really great bunch of women on here, all going through the same thing. I'm so thankful for the support. I would have fallen apart by now! Glad you found us!
Where is your son going after boot camp? Where is his A school?
Lets definitely keep in touch! You're so close! Isn't Toyota park in your town?

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