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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FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:

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!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

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. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:

OPSEC GUIDELINES

Events

**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).  

FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR UP TO DATE INFO:

RTC Graduation

**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 is no 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.

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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy. Navy.com

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Comment by pinkcubby on October 11, 2011 at 3:40pm
Miss suzanne when is his grad date? My son's is this friday and I have a friend's friend that lives down there and he will be taking them for me
Comment by pinkcubby on October 11, 2011 at 3:40pm
Miss suzanne when is his grad date? My son's is this friday and I have a friend's friend that lives down there and he will be taking them for me
Comment by Miss Suzanne on October 11, 2011 at 3:31pm
YES!!! Thank you so much!! *muwaah* :-)
I know my son won't mind a bit, he's as much of a ham as his mom! lol!!!
Comment by Schafam Master at Arms Mom on October 11, 2011 at 3:26pm
I would post it on both sights and ask if anyone is going to pinning on the same date as your son. Would he feel comfortable asking someone that is attending to take a picture?  Because if one of those 32 sailors ask me to take a picture for them and send it I would have done it in a heartbeat.  The unfortunate thing is I know my son wouldn't have done that.  As far as being rude, there is no way anyone would think it is rude.  All of us are bursting with pride and I'm sure would want to help each other out in anyway.
Comment by Miss Suzanne on October 11, 2011 at 3:20pm
So would I just go to the MA San Antonio site and ask? I don't want to be rude or presumptuous....?
Comment by Schafam Master at Arms Mom on October 11, 2011 at 3:18pm
Thats a great idea!! Anyone I'm sure would be more than happy to take pictures and get them to you, I know I would have if I was asked.
Comment by Miss Suzanne on October 11, 2011 at 3:08pm
Schafam -
Thanks for the info! I'm hoping that Michael can have someone take a picture for him so that I can at least have that...
Thanks for the friend request, I'm looking forward to chatting more! :-)
Comment by Schafam Master at Arms Mom on October 11, 2011 at 8:52am

Hi Judy

The PIR is an awesome experience and the pinning is done in a small auditorium very casual, but military formal at the same time.  The Commanding Officer in charge came around to the families there introduced himself and ask where we were from he encouraged us to take pictures, stop them when receiving their diplomas to get the picture, very relaxed.  Many families were not able to attend the ceremony.  I will send you a friend request, where I can share much more..... I would love to share

Comment by Miss Suzanne on October 11, 2011 at 8:11am
Judy - wow...I bet you about had heart failure when he got tagged, huh! :/ Thank God that he's home/in school safe & sound now!
Is there a special reason why he received extra MA training, or was it due ro his being deployed to Iraq? My son will be heading to the middle east as well... to not the same place, so I'm curious! :-)
Am I correct in assuming that the Navy is paying at least part of his college tuition?
Comment by Miss Suzanne on October 11, 2011 at 3:57am
Judy - so your a on is going to college while he's serving, or is he inactive right now? (Sorry, tired & confused!)

And yes, I had a nervous stomach ache Friday morning when I knew he was going to do the OC course that day... & then as I said, he actually laughed thru the pain! He's definitely a strange one...just like his mama!! lol! :-)
 

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