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!
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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.
Hi! My son is Joe. He told me that he knows no one by their first names only last names (lol). I'll private message you our last name. His graduation date is set for the 12/9. It's a shame that your son was held back, I know the amount in my son's class is now down to I think 41. They've lost people for one reason or another. It is a small world--I've met alot of wonderful ladies here and it seems we all have some kind I've connection other than the Navy. I'll be in Toms River this weekend to take care of some business for my In Laws and hope to take side trip to AC (haha). I also sent a Halloween care package to my son, but never thought about popcorn and dvds that was a great idea. Please private message me your last name and I'll see if our sons know one another.
Thanks for letting me know that there are Moms I can talk to on this site. My son (Jesse) is not a big talker so it is nice to know a Mom that has a sailor that might get different information. Talk to you soon.
Hey, thanks. But since they don't do them on Fri or Sat nights (overnight drill), I think what your SR meant is that they finish on the 14th. So it would be 13th/14th. Makes sense since their division/brother division will be the first to go. Thanks!
HI JustME - how are you? I am doing pretty good. anxious for tomorrow - letter day! Sorry i didn't see your comment unitl now. Ya my son mentioned that we would only have one day with him and then he leaves for FL. but ya never know... That is awesome that you have that letter from 1943. ow. That is a long trip from NJ to IL.
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