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.
My husband, daughter and I recently moved to the Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek, SC. My husband is attending Nuke school and I am currently a stay at home mom/student.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
Go out and make friends, it will make your experience 1000x better and getting out will help your overall mood. Also if you only focus on the negative, your Navy experience is obviously going to suck. Try to find the positive in all situations!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
Hey! Just got your newest message! :) I have to admit, I don't check N4M very often! I have been swimming in boxes, mostly empty, thank goodness. I would love to come over, though. I'll PM you my phone number, just send me a text with yours and we'll set something up for Thurs or Fri, I need to get out of the house! :)
Hey! Thanks for asking, yes we got everything moved in and the Uhaul returned. Now we are just unpacking and organizing. I just took Boone to indoc, and am just a little at a loss of what to do next! Did you feel like the base was huge and confusing when you first came?
Hey thanks for the add! When are you coming down to Charleston? I've been here for about 2 weeks already. If ya have a facebook, you can add me to it. Kristen Bates. I check that WAY more than this. :) I'm always looking to meet new people and get out. I have a 9 month old son and a 21 month old daughter. Sooo if you want to get together and have the tots run around or to just chill out and hang, you can!