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.
They have a non-training day, like a Sunday schedule. No visitors. However, they do have a huge meal, and they might even get to talk while they eat. They will have down time, perhaps a phone call, but don't count on it. They will be allowed to go to church if they desire.
My son is in bootcamp now and scheduled to graduate 12/17 with leave until 12/28. I can tell you that his first initial request was to send letters, pictures and cards...but since he has said don't send pictures and cards. He said they "are not good". I think they must really give them a hard time over what they receive. He also said they have very limited space to keep things.
Just wanted to share!
Thanks TysMom...I will ask my SR his thoughts! So far he hasn't said a word about getting them (if they are hard on him)...the only thing he has said is... "I got 4 letters today and it appears its taking 4-5 days to reach him?! Mine said absolutely no cards though...just letters and photo's in a standard white envelope, so I stick to that!
hi can someone help me...i lost the brochure for the hotels...and i need the promo code for the ramada inn...can some one please send me the code....i want to finally make my reservations....thanks kathy
thanks for the code....we have the reservation made ..thank god...finally......now just the wait.....finally heard from our son..tonight...he is doing good...but is looking forward to coming home.....thanks again...kathy
My daughter just left yesterday and I'm with you, she will be spending all the major holidays in boot camp plus her 21st birthday. This is our first time without each other on the holidays too. Seems strange that I've been separated from my husband or my son for Christmas at one time or another but never her.
HooooRaaahhhh! Got a 30 minute phone call today! And not a moment too soon, I am really missing him today!!!! Pretty much the same mind set (frustrated), but when I asked "how are you REALLY...he said "good!".! Loves being the Laundry Guy though, he does it every night and takes full advantage of the 'quiet' laundry room to study!!! He knows the "Forest Gump" Guy...but added they also call him the "Silver Sharpe" too, LOL! Something about the very first day they were "DRILLED" when writing on clothing "Make sure you use the BLACK SHARPE MARKER...USE the BLACK Sharpe Marker...over and over again!" "Forest" apparently picked up and used the "Silver Sharpe" :)! They all paid for it!!! First test of "following directions" I would imagine! He did say the same thing...when they do several hours of IT, "Forest" keeps on going, and never breaks a sweat!" They are going into "Hell Week" this week (Starts Wednesday), but was pleased they would get a break on Thursday for Thanksgiving. He stated... "part of this divisions problem...everyone wants to socialize and won't shut up!" He ended with..."looking forward to seeing everyone, and can't wait to get a good night sleep!"