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
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.
My grandson's name is Brandon. I told him about the group here in a letter I sent to him. I am just hoping his next letter he sounds a little more settled in and not so homesick. I am sure once he makes some friends that will help a LOT.
Hi, All! We got our first letter yesterday and it was so reassuring. Andrew left on 9/15, we rcv'd the box on Tuesday and then his letter on Friday. But no form letter yet! This was much better as he was able to write that he was doing well and let us know everything was going as expected. But who knew that Division 900's held a bit more prestige in BC? Check out the explanations here in N4M as it describes what the additional duties hold for our sailors. In essence, it is Honor Guard with some recruits in band, rifle team, flag team, support crew and cutlass leader. We are already so proud of our recruits and this adds deeper luster to their shine. We get so much more info here than we do from the recruiter. Hope to see you all at PIR and please keep writing! This site has helped alleviate this growing pain and we are so grateful for everyone that has initiated a group or discussion.
My son, Drew is going to be in the honor guard and sounded so proud when he told me about it. I'm glad they are giving them something to work toward and build their self esteem. I was worried Boot camp would be all about the breaking down process. Got my first real letter today besides the form one and it sounded so positive and good that I am not crying anymore, just proud and happy the experience is working to make him a better man. He is a little older than most recruits and floundered around a lot before joining, college just wasn't his thing but the Navy may just be it. Good luck to all your sons and daughters.....I know it's tougher for the younger ones. Drew's Mom