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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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.
My son is leaving in 6 days. He will be gone both major holidays and I have no idea when to book my tickets for his graduation. I don't know if it will be 8 or 9 weeks. Does anyone know how this…Continue
Got a filled out questionnaire from my son that was dated January 3 and stated that it was 4.1. That would mean that this coming Monday will make 6.1 but yet last Sunday he said on the phone that they will be having the gas chamber, fire fighting and damage control this past week. When I look at the posted schedule by week, it is difficult to be able to figure out the week numbers ....do you find that as well?
Did you hear from your recruit as to how fire fighting or the gas chamber went? I heard the final written test was also a doozie...any word on that?
By now your recruit should know what his rating will be; I wonder if by any chance your son will graduate one week earlier but yet class up at the same time as mine....who knows. I find it difficult to figure out when classes start when students are graduating boot camp every single week. One nuke in John's same PIR is flying out on Saturday morning from GL whereas John won't fly until Tuesday. I can't understand that. Oh well.
Thanks for staying in touch. Look forward to hearing when you get the "I'm a sailor" phone call.
Hi cyndi...just now found the comments section. And your sweet note. Ended up they changed our entire division to grad one week later. Apparently a mistake by the person telling the boys what to write on their formal letter. That was discouraging.
Found my son will be a MM at nuke school which starts February. 7. He really wanted ET or EM but either way I know he will do a very good job but I know he was disappointed nonetheless.
Hi Mother of 4 Smitty ..I received my first phone call on 10 of December for @ 15 minutes, I have received 4 letters now. My son is also a grad and go he will only have 9 hours to spend with us before leaving to his A school in Florida. I will send you a message
Hi Steve's Mama, well things have changed. They informed us that the recruits in ship 11, div. 057 and 058 were erroneously told to write down PIR of 1/21. Then three days later, and airline tickets purchased, there was rumbling of it being wrong Several of us moms called into the number given and were told then that the divisions were not moved up, instead it was still going to be on the 28th. So, with that said, our boys may or may not be in the exact same group at GC - most likely as it is just one week ... well they just need to push some up and the other's back and there ya go. Keep in touch and let's see where they end up. I'm very curious whether my son will be able to get the ET rating that he is wanting but I have heard that they can write down what they want, but in the end the Navy decides.
We are from NE PA and used to snow, so that part is not new for my SR. I have family in Mesa, is that anywhere near you? They moved to Az from NJ about 20 years ago and love it. They are hot dry people! Which I guess makes the rest of the family who stayed in the East cold and wet! LOL I'm a wreck with all I read on N4M's between those who's SR's have been sent to ship 5 (which means they are being send home before PIR) to those who are hearing nothing or getting reports of injury, etc. I know my son can do it but as his Mom I still worry! And I'll continue to worry when he goes to A school, power school and prototype school too! lol