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!
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 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.
I'm so happy, I'm crying!! I got THREE letters from my son today and he also sent one to his brother!!! I cried all the way home from work because I hadn't gotten a letter or phone call. Then when I checked the mail and saw a stuffed envelope and opened it and all these letters, I cried even more! Thank you God! I needed to hear from my son. He's doing well. Says he misses me alot. Says he is excited and sad at the same time. Excited for becoming a sailor but sad that he is leaving me. Cry cry cry. He says he is homesick but that bootcamp is not that bad. Ha ha ha. In one of his letters he says he's lost track of the days. Says he knows it is Friday, just doesn't know which Friday it is. He didn't date any of his letters.
I'm so happy. I'm gonna read them over and of again.
I'm so happy for you, I am still waiting for my son to write to me. Today I received his box full of dirty clothes and was hoping to have a note enclosed with an address where I can write to but no :(
It's been 6 days since he left for GL and I'm anxious to hear from him.