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.
**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). Still limited to 2 guests maximum.
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.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED
MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED.
NO MASK, NO ENTRY
**UPDATE - 2020**
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
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.
JoAnne, right now I believe it is too early to really tell. My daughter crushed her hand while on her ship. She had 3 of the bones in her palm broken. She had surgery, and has 11 pins in it. The potential for another surgery is there, to remove one pin that rubs a tendon. The Navy didn't discharge her. She had 18 days of SIQ, then back to work with light duty. After 12 weeks, she is back to full duty. Just no push-ups for 6mo or a year, until the bones mend. The difference being she wasn't in boot camp.
You won't know until she heals and the military has the opportunity to evalute her. Some will depend on her and what she wants. Having worked with a lot of hip surgeries, most are better than before. As far as offending anybody, I would never take it that way, nor should anybody else. Your question is perfectly appropriate, so don't let it bother you, don't let your feelings get hurt. This is the place for every mom (and others) to ask questions from others vs. going through the seperation and anxiety from our sons and daughters alone. This is the perfect place to ask. You don't have to do this alone. If it were me, I would want to know how to prepare my daughter for her future.
Ship 5 would be a great asset to you right now. Just take a wait and see attitude. She has time to think about this. If you would like to email me with her name and address, I would love to send her some cards while she is in rehab. Something to keep her spirits up.