This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
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Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak
All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018.
**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).
**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED. Vaccinations still required.
**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021
Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass isno longer needed to drive on to base for parking.
Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.
I wish you the best, I know how hard these next few days will be! That first phone call or letter will make all the difference. (3 weeks) Write to him and send pictures. He will appreciate it! Big hug to you!
Alex arrived at the Great Lakes on February 14, funny, Valentines Day is suppose to be a fun day and this was the day my heart broke. I took it badly, I'm not going to lie but each day gets better. You should have received a 3 second call from your son saying he arrived. I got a form letter dated February 19 with Alex's division and ship, and instructions to parents. He wrote a line at the end that he was good and was enjoying the experience. I got 1 phone call about 3 weeks ago for 20 minutes and another call this past Wednesday (before Easter) only because there was a death in our family. They asked him if he needed to make a call home and he said yes and they allowed it.
Start writing your letters so you can send them out once you get the address. I write to Alex every day and he told me he never though he would look forward for mail from home so much. I sent him writing paper, stamps, pens, and labels with his return address printed up and labels for all those who Alex is writing to so he can save some time, as they have very little time to write. Alex said they receive mail every day except Sundays.
Also, you will be receiving a box with all your son's belongings in it. Took me three days to open the box.
Alex is pre-SEAL so when he graduates he will stay in the Great Lakes for 3-5 months and then go to California.
Good luck to your son, go NAVY!
Hello, my son Alex is in DIV 139, SHIP 10. I suppose it was asking too much to get a phone call on Easter Sunday as I spoke to Alex the Wednesday before. That was the 2nd call I got and only because we had a death in the family. When Alex got my letter about the death, he showed his superior officer and they asked him if he wanted to make a call home. Ladies, can I tell you that that call was heaven? We spoke about 15 minutes and I didn't want to hang up. He finally said "Mom, someone is waiting for the phone" and I knew some mom out there was waiting just like I was so I hung up. He mentioned his new recruit uniform and I cannot wait to see him at graduation, April 11. Alex, is pre-SEAL and won't be leaving the Great Lakes after graduation. He will be in pre-BUDS for a few months and then he will go to California for BUDS. Please say a prayer for him and the others that they make it as most of them (I know Alex has) have wanted this since they were little boys. God bless them and their parents! Go NAVY!
My name is Angela. I am married and a mother of 3, with one granddaughter. My son has has been homeschooled since 2nd grade. He has decided that he wants to go ahead and take his GED and joing the Navy. He has always said since he was young that he wanted to join the Navy. His grandfather was a Navy pilot.