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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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 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'm a recently-retired reference librarian. Proud mother of two great boys, the older of whom is a Nuke MM2, serving on the USS Cheyenne (Pearl Harbor). I come from a proud Navy family. My great-grandfather's brother was Admiral William Sims, from WWI; my father was a naval photographer in WWII; his cousins were also in the Navy (one served on Intrepid); and now, my 6'7" "little boy" carries on the tradition!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
To expect (and accept) anything--and on short notice!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
I am so sorry that I missed breakfast this morning. I actually had to work. I volunteered though. I am sure you all had a good time. I hate that I missed the fellowship with everyone. I am going to make sure that I mark the next date on my calender. #badnavymom
I joined the group earlier this spring and followed you guys, but have finally had time to sit down and message someone. We live in Lexington and since we are in town, I would like to come to IHOP tomorrow if it is not too late. We thought we would be moving our daughter in Raleigh from her apt. this weekend, but she can't get her key to the new place until Monday morning. Just let me know! Thanks, Nancy
You could start a group for the USS Cheyenne. After you start the group, post a comment and invite others to join you. Post a comment on the List of Groups associated with ships and I'll add the group to the list. :)
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!