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.
I'm a Disabled Retired Navy Veteran and single mother of three grown sons. My middle son was in the Air Force and served over in Iraq. My youngest son just joined the Navy and is currently in bootcamp until the end on March. My father and sister were Retired Navy Chief Petty Officers.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
Thank you for your service. I read your post about your boot camp days on the TG20 forum. Outstanding and ought to be posted on every parent's page. I have an SR in 07/107. I am terribly proud of him and can't imagine what it will be like to be even prouder of him on 3/30.
First of all, I want to thank YOU for your service to our great country. I am from the Vietnam era and I am so glad we are finally treating our vets better. There are a few things that I still feel needs to be done. For example, we don't have any funds for outreach programs. I have seen too many vets out in the streets - people who won't for one reason or another go to a VA hospital but why don't we have people out there looking for these guys who need help and bring them in?
I drafted this guide to help new members. I am sure most of the information will be old hat for you. Everything is contained within (videos, powerpoint presentations, tips, links). It's here on your personal page, you can always refer to it.
Good luck to your sailor recruit and please thank him for his future service. I would be most interested in any feedback you may have. My son's commitment to the Navy will be completed next month. Fair winds and following seas.
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!