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.
Hi Dianna, I got a long letter from my boy today dated 10/25 and he says your sons bunk is right by his and they usually work out together after taps at night trying to lose their belly fat. He seems really excited about the A school choice he was given but says he won't be able to call home again until maybe Nov 10th. They are sooooo busy. I can't wait for that call!
Tammy -No intrusion! This is an open group and I love your thought process! I will put 952 down for 11/9 with a "tentative" next to it. Hopefully one of us will get a "Guess What BS21 is on 11/XXX" call or letter....
Heather - I guess this is why they go by last names!
How cool is that! I can't understand my son and his belly fat....to me he looked like a stick! And he told his gf that he's gained about 15 pounds of muscle since being there. I'm sure a lot of it is due to the extra working out with your son. Did he say what is A school choice is? Mine is gong to Pensacola...
I'm one of the other Drews Mom's and I saw the flag. It is very good and my Drew said alot about it and he thinks its awesome! He is also a tatoo artist. And seems to be loving boot camp, which I never expected. He says Battlestations will be the end of the 7th week (this coming week) but did not say which day.
Hi Drewsmomship02, what a coincidence that both of our Drews are tattoo artists?! I'm actually a fiance, not a mom but this site has been so helpful- looking forward to meeting you next week! My Drew started his apprenticeship earlier this year; then decided to go in the Navy, so he hasn't finished it yet but it's still a goal of his; he's got too much talent to not do it!
The flag is so awesome! I love it. Thanks all for the updates. We got a letter last week and Trav said he was great and that the division was also doing well. He didn't go into a lot of detail though, so it's nice to hear it from other sailors! I can't WAIT!!