My son left for boot camp on 5/24/2019-- after reading posts on this website about having an ID to pick up tickets for PIR, I have a question. My other son is 16 and does not have an ID or a drivers license. Will we need to go get him an ID to get his ticket, or will his birth certificate work? TIA
Hi Mandy, Taking his Birth certificate and maybe social should work, Maybe a High school ID with his picture and name.
TICKETING: Everyone who is planning on attending a graduation ceremony MUST personally obtain a ticket, which will be distributed at the Recruit Family Welcome Center the week of your recruit's graduation. Tickets are free of charge, but you must have valid photo ID to obtain your ticket (driver's license, state ID, military ID, passport, or, for minors, a student ID, driver's permit, SSN card, birth certificate). Once you receive your ticket do NOT lose it, as this will be the only ticket you will receive. These tickets are not transferable and are the only means to access the base for attendees.
Mandy - B'sNukeMom sent you information regarding an ID for your 16 yr old to pick up his ticket for PIR. But there is something else to consider - if your sailor is going to be flying to their A school and your family plans to accompany your sailor through security and to the airport gate to wait with him before he flies out, your 16 year old son will need to have a TSA approved ID in order to get a guest security pass to the gate.
Therefore, it might be wise to see what the rules and regulations are for your state and acquiring a state ID for him. My son did not have his DL or Learner's permit yet, so we got a state ID for him and also took his birth certificate with us as well. Even though he has a Learner's permit now, he still has the State ID that I can renew as well and serves as a back up ID if we need it.
Just something to consider.