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 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.
I read your comment on the Nuke Moms page. I am very sorry that your son is leaving the nuke program. It's imperative that he has support and start to focus on alternative career paths, particularly if he leaves the Navy. There are many worthwhile and well paying career choices outside of the Navy. Our kids are our future. If they don't do well at one thing, we must help them find the inner strength to deal with disappointments and mistakes and help them transition to another rating within the Navy or to civilian life. Please don't feel sorry for yourself and you must prevent him from feeling sorry for himself. My son was a nuke officer on a submarine. He was an accomplished officer. His men loved him. He was offered an ungodly bonus to reup, he chose to leave the Navy. While he feels going into the Navy was the right decision at the right time, he is happy with his choice to leave. His father and I both encouraged him to stay and change it from within. The decision was his. My son has said a number of times, that the nuke program could be made less difficult without sacrificing the standards. Life as a submariner is especially difficult. A few years ago, I asked him what he would say to a sailor who is leaving the nuke program? Without hesitation, he said, "Consider himself lucky because it's better to leave the program and preserve his sanity, then stay and go crazy. Make sure the guy doesn't beat himself up. Make the parents don't take the separation like it's the end of the world." Please give your son an extra long hug. Regards, BQB."
"Furthermore, if your son is good with his hands (and don't want the college route) have him check into some technical course as well. My son works in a large lab. He said that many of the current machinist are all in their late 50s and 60s - these guys are going to be retiring and there aren't that many being trained to replace them. I know there is something out there for him. He obviously is one smart guy. I know you feel he gave up a golden opportunity career wise. That is true - the nuke program would have set him up for life but he can get pass this and find something equally significant and meaningful without the stress. "
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!