INTRODUCTION: A place for parents and others who have attended PIR and graduation weekend to share comments, suggestions and ideas that will hopefully make it easier and more enjoyable for other familes who are preparing for their own PIR events.
WHAT TO DO: This is an 'interactive' forum, with each person encouraged to start new topics (by posting your comments in the 'blank' at the top of each page) -and- respond to individual posts (by clicking 'reply' on that particular post).
ALSO: Over time, I will be organizing some of the posts herein as a sort of 'guide' which will be static -- that is, there will be no new posts to that discussion... thus it will not actually be a 'discussion' but more of a factual and flowing narrative that takes the reader, moment by moment, through happy hours of PIR, covering the basics with good recommendations about what to do, what not to do, and how to do (or avoid) doing it.
To get started on this process, it would be very useful to hear from you regarding which posts and/or particular information do you think should be included? Sincerely, I look forward to hearing from you and transcribing our collective wisdom for those who will attend PIR soon.
Yes, it matters. http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/ad_military_retirees.asp gives the Uniform of the Day.
All Pass-in-Reviews at Recruit Training Command are formal ceremonies.
Military personnel participating in the ceremony shall wear the seasonally appropriate ceremonial uniform. Military personnel who arrive as guests shall wear the service dress uniform or service dress uniform equivalent. Military members who arrive in working uniforms will not be permitted inside the drill hall.
Based on when your recruit shipped, PIR is either PIR 09/26/2014 TG 46 - 9 Divisions (299-304, 819, 820, and 946) or PIR 10/03/2014 TG 47. Click on the one that includes recruit's PIR date and then click join in the upper right. There is or will be a discussion in the PIR group for your recruit's division and the brother division. Others with loved ones will be sharing what their recruits have shared wit them.
I have left info on your My Page.
My son PIR date will be 10/10/14 we will be flying in from LA. need suggestions were we should stay. We will be in a taxi so the closer the better.
MorningGlory, it's great that you got that extra time away from the airport with your Sailor on Saturday. It was good that she had a later flight. Those with later flights are often able to leave the airport.
Mom-to sailor-Alli_Div950-10/29, Chicago is within the liberty limits of 50 miles from the RTC for PIR weekend so you weren't breaking any rules. If you thought that you were breaking the rules then it is not wise to post that you broke the rules.
Recruits may not travel more than 50 miles from base during liberty, meaning no further than downtown Chicago. (page 3 of http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/fam_guide.asp)
Graduating Sailors must stay within a 50-mile radius of RTC. (7. in http://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/rules_liberty.asp)
Spoke with my son tonight. His PIR is 10/3/14. He said he won't know the length of his liberty for another week or so. He does not yet know where his "A" school is as he is choosing a different contract next week. He found out he has too much student loan debt for his original top secret contract.Is it common they get liberty for Friday and Saturday? My husband and I were going to fly home on Saturday afternoon or evening.
If he is able to choose a contract with "A" School or training in GL, then he will have daytime Liberty every day of the PIR weekend. If he chooses a contract that has "A" School or training away from GL then he will most likely fly out the day after PIR. If you have not made your flight arrangements, then plan to fly out on Sunday just in case he does stay in GL and then even if he flies out Saturday you will be more rested for your own flight. If you have already made your flight arrangements, then only change them if you can do so without a large fee. See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend.
When you know what his new contract is for, leave a comment on my My Page and I will give you info on the rating as well as groups to join.