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 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.
Wear what is comfortable for you but you want to look nice. They are in their dress blues and you should be dressed nicely as well. Be prepared for cold weather, shoes should be comfortable for walking in cold, icy, snowy weather if you plan on taking the shuttle (there is a good 10-20 minute walk to the PIR hall) Just remember that this is a formal occasion.
PIR 1-7-11. Flying from California to Illinois with one carry on bag. Warm clothes take up LOTS of room, so dressing warm and nice is proving to be a challenge. The only thing I've packed thus far are sweat clothes for my SR so he can relax in the hotel room. Appreciate learning there is up to a 20 min shuttle walk to PIR hall. Getting very excited to see my son.
At PIR 12-17-10 we saw people dressed in everything from dress to shorts, more people were in jeans than were dressed up, we wore dress pants but wished we had not worried about it and dressed in more comfortable clothes since you are waiting a long time for PIR to start.
The best advice I've ever seen on this subject is "dress to the uniform". If your sailor is going to be in his/her dress uniform, you probably want to wear something appropriately dressy. That being said, you do need to be WARM. Have a wonderful time at PIR. Its an experience I'll never forget.