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 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.
1 Son served in the Navy as a GM, a daughter served in the Navy as an ET, married a MN and they are living with my 2 granddaughters in CA :) A son serving aboard a Carrier as a Nuke and a Senior Airman daughter! My husband is currently serving aboard a Destroyer.
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Navy4Moms is an invaluable resource for support and friendship! Write to your Recruit as often as you can!!! Mail is everything to them in boot camp!! Practice OPSEC! Understand what it is and police others that are not using it. Silence is Security.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
It's not a good idea to post a pic of your Sailors every time you post. See change 4 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link). Also make change 3 while you are there. There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP code to one that is not easily associated with your Sailors.
Kathy, Thanks for the comment. Matt finished ATT yesterday. Today wen to the A school and put in his dream sheet. Not sure when he will start A school. Thought it was interesting that he put in a dream sheet before starting classes. I have missed chatting with you. I always look when I am on aol to see if you are on or not. What is Ty up to? How much longer does he have? What did he put on his dream sheet? When Matt was telling me what he put down it hit me once again, this kid really is gone. Every once in a while it hits me up side the head. Somedays I feel like he is at school at will be home around 4:00. Weird isn't it?
Kathy, please accept my friend request so we can message each other rather than leave public comments. Our weekend was all I dreamed it would be. I hated leaving Matt again but have high hope it won't be long until we see him again. He is supposed to move to the other side on Wednesday. What is Ty doing now? Still cleaning or has he started one of the classes?
Thanks so much for thinking about me. Cleaning, fun. I wonder if our boys will be in the same class. Wonder how many are in one class. Isn't there some two week indoc types classes they take leading up to A school? Nice to hear about liberty. Does Ty have a phone, computer, video game, tv, what with him? How is this ship he is on now? I heard from one Mom whose son was on hold that he moved to several different ships. Some were nice others were horrible. Can't wait for Friday. It is strange I am crying at the drop of a pin just like I was when he first left. I just wanna get there and see him. I will definitely let you know how the weekend went. Thanks again.
Kathy, When did your son PIR? My son PIRs on 11-14. He is excited to get started with GM A school. Sounds like he may have a wait. What has Ty been doing while on hold for GM? Glad to see he will be home for Christmas. I would love to hear from you.