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.
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.
Hope everyone had a great time at PIR! My son is sending the Keel book to us. Can't wait to see the pictures. :-) One of the guys from the group is in A school with him in Pensacola and is his roommate. Glad he's got a friend to hang out with.
PIR was fantastic - I hadn't been aware ahead of time that our sailors were graduating on such a special day - the 100th anniversary of the Great Lakes Bootcamp. One mistake that we made was that we didn't get there as early as we wanted to and really had to wait on line for a long time. When we finally got in we couldn't sit with 347, but it was still an amazing experience for our entire family. Since our son was staying at Great Lakes for A School he had to leave us right after ceremony, then called us hours later once he was moved into his new quarters. He was able to stay out till 10pm both Fri and Sat nights so we did have an awesome time with him. I think he was getting tired from all of our questions. Our flight on Sun was at 1pm, so we didn't get to see him that day. He had a gret day of it, feeling "free", was able to watch the Giant game and explore the base a little. From the phone calls I've been getting, he seems so happy and looking forward to a great experience ahead!!