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.
Thanks so much for reading my post and taking the time to comment back. I cried a lot today (on and off) but I think it helped. I was the first time I've cried since day 2. But I am looking forward to a relaxing weekend of doing nothing. I know tomorrow will be better and I'll just keep praying for him (and me) until then. Have a great night!
Thank you for the friend request. I have not resolve some minor difficulty with my N4M "addressbook" – which has been acting up lately. When I select a friend to send a message, the person I checked is not always the person who receives the message. Typically, private messages are use for communicating issues that are more personal in nature, so for now I am not adding any friends. You find me on a daily basis in the New Moms Stop Here group . IT LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE ADJUSTED VERY WELL. THAT IS WONDERFUL. BunkerBee
AnnD - There is a shuttle - but since we have the DOD sticker on our car, I think we'll be driving on base. Makes sense so we can come and go as we need to.
I am flying up - but my husband and two of our kids are driving up with him. I can't afford to take the time off of work to drive up! It's a full day from our house to GL!
First - if you haven't already joined our group for Ship 7/div 197-198, PLEASE JOIN! We'd love to have you!! http://www.navyformoms.com/group/ship07div197
Because they are "brother" divisions, my understanding is that they do much of the same stuff together. So we can relate to each other better!!
About the Navy Lodge - its about 2 miles from the RTC, and is open to those who are retired or active duty military. My husband is in the Coast Guard, so we are eligible. If you have a spouse or other family member who is currently active duty - they can book a room for you.
I am also having a slower than usual day at work today - so IF I can help you in any way with searching for rooms or flights...or anything, let me know. I would be happy to help you!
Have a blessed morning, and I hope to hear more from you soon!
Welcome to N4M. Your key to adjusting is finding a group where you can feel comfortable and get answers to your questions – Just click on the underlined links:
1. New Moms Stop Here. You should think of this group as your orientation station. We do have a number of experienced members who can answer questions and point you in the right direction.
2. Depper’s… in but not yet
is a group for those just waiting for bootcamp to start (Delayed Entry Program – a depper)
3. Bootcamp Moms Is he/she already in bootcamp? Or just about to go in? This is the group.
4. Going to be an officer or going to NROTC? Then join one of the following:
a. OCS Graduate Moms
b. NROTC Moms
Read this blog to get a jump start on how to use the N4M site.
1. Welcome to New Members
Of particular importance is the use of the “Search” function. You should do searches in blogs, forums, discussions for answers in previously posted threads BEFORE adding a new blog/discussion. Finally, it takes time to learn how to use this site. Be patient.
Best of luck, BunkerBee and AbbyblueOK (New Moms Stop Here Group)
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!