This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
FIRST TIME HERE?
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.
Does anyone have a recommendation on what the best hotel is to stay at for graduation in Great Lakes? I thought I read that there is one very close to where they are at, but I don't remember which one it is.
I have a friend that went and watched her grandson graduate and she said that they stayed at a hotel in Waukegan. She said it was only about 4 miles away. I am staying at the Residence Inn in Waukegan when I go watch my son graduate on Feb. 11th. All the reviews I read on it was very good
Marianne: All of the hotels are fairly close up there. It is a small area...easy to get around in. We stayed at Residence Inn and loved it. About 4 miles from the base, 1- and 2-bedroom suites with full kitchens, gas fireplace, sleeper sofa...free buffet breakfast in the lobby each morning. We were very happy there! Residence Inn Waukegan. Oh, and they have the PIR shuttle also....$3/pp each way. Sailor can return with you. I highly recommend the shuttle for everyone!
Springhill has two shuttles on the day of PIR to RTC and from RTC. It's $3/person each way and you reserve your seat at check-in. And you pay your fee when you board. I'm staying there as well, and called them today.