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 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 am mom to 5 wonderful sons and 2 beautiful daughters. My youngest two are twins. Cody is my 4th child, and the first to go into the service. I'm very proud of Cody, but this is hard too. I'm an assistant fire chief and have been in the fire service for 25 years.
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That is ok. Not against Navy policy. But it does make it easy for your son to be identified with your comments (RDCs read this site). You may want to reduce it to just "CMsmom". Just a thought. We try to remain sort of anonymous on the site...as far as who our SRs are. RDCs usually figure it out, but sometimes it is harder. With CM, they may figure those are first and last name initials so they may not know who he is. But if you have a pik of him as your icon, they can see that too. Nothing forbidden...it's just that we don't want to bring any razzing from the RDCs to the SRs from our comments. I saw the other day where one SR had to do 5 pushups every time his mom posted! Just kind of silly stuff....but still...
Hey! Just had to check...is that your SR's name in your screen name? If so, you will need to change your screen name. No last names are allowed on the site. If it is not your SR's name, then no problem!
I have not received a letter yet :( his older sister thinks he is using his free time to read my letters and then sleeping! I sent stamps last week, and sent envelopes this week! I am hoping to get a letter tomorrow!
where is your son going to school, Warren is going to Virginia Beach Virgina for A & C school.
My son Warren is also on Ship 7, div 227. i am so excited for him! he is also my only child to go into the service also. i am the mother of 3 children 2 boys and i girl, Warren is my middle child. I was beginning to think i had the wrong ship and div for my son, i have had a hard time finding anyone in his div. I have not received any mail except for his form letter and his box. I miss him so much!
Hi Mary, No I still have not heard anything from my daughter. I thought for sure I'd get a letter today, but still nothing. I'm afraid to leave the house for fear of missing her when she calls. What about you? Any news yet?
He will send you a form letter and he will tell you his ship and division...also how to write the address. My son got extra pushups because I did not write the numerals in the address EXACTLY like I was supposed to. You also have to put slashes diagonally across the zeros. He actually likes extra pushups cause he worked out so much harder BEFORE bootcamp that he is getting out of shape!
Welcome...I read your question about not having his address...you will soon get a letter with all the info...be patient...My son left weeks ago and I got his letter about two weeks into his bootcamp experience...sooo...it will be there soon.
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