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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Choose your Username. For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor,NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either). Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username. While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!
Join groups! Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself! Start making friends that can last a lifetime.
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 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).
Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.
**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED - Vaccinations still required
**UPDATE 8/15/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS BACK IN EFFECT.
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.
Hi, I'm Tammy. I have the most wonderful Son that started at Great Lakes on 2/21/08. I am a single mother and Travis is my only child. When I had to leave him and pulled away... that was one of the hardest things I had ever done. I cried for a few days. Emptiness set in real fast. I have raised him by myself. I am very very proud of him! He is 20 yrs old.
Hi My name is Holly. My husband and I have 4 teens, with our oldest in Boot Camp. It was very hard to let him go, but he loves it. I just found this site and what a nice retreat. I wish I would have known about it before he went in. He graduates on Mach 21st.
Hey another one :) Make sure you look up Karen she has 3 that are doing Nukie stuff. And Donna just graduated one from the nuke A school. They can answer almost any questions or concerns and they listen real good too.
Good Morning! My name is Elaine and my oldest son Brian is graduating from Great Lakes on March 7th. I'm so excited to see him!!! I'm a single mom of 3 kids....Brian, his brother Brad (attending Bible College in Calif) and Aubrey, my youngest, my daugher, is a freshman in high school. I live in Missouri, way out in the country with cows and horses...lol. I'm not sure how driving in Chicago is going to go.....lol. Wish me luck....
I hear you Elaine, we live out in the boondocks of North Dakota and are driving in for his graduation. From what a lot of the "small town" Moms tell me about driving in the big city is to park yourself in a hotel close to base and stay there.. haha. My husband wants to see the sights even though Steve will be a grad and go right the begining of October. Yucky winter driving.
Congrats on your Son's graduation on the 7th!
Talk to you soon
Hi Fellow Navy Moms!
My husband and I have 4 wonderful children. Our youngest shipped out to GL on 2/11. According to RTC website he's due to graduate 4/4. I've heard that date can be delayed for one reason or another so it was recommended to hold off on booking hotel or airline until closer - in the event of a change. My husband is currently serving a tour of duty and we were hoping he'd be home for Aaron's graduation, but it doesn't look like that will happen. Aaron's wanted to do this since the 8th grade so we've had some warning. We are so proud of him. I appreciate this website...I've learned a few things from you fellow Navy Moms! Thanks :)
Hi Susan! Nice to meet you. How are you hanging in there with your youngest gone for a few weeks now? Thank your husband for his service from me. As a mom and wife surounded by the military I bet you have a few good hint and tips for us.
Talk to you soon
My name is Emily and my daughter will be graduating from bootcamp March 28,08 and will be going to school to became an AO (avation Ordanace)
we have never been apart for more then a day or two ... and I am excited to see her soon.