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.
"Hi! My son's PIR is coming up fast and I have a (probably silly ) question: immediately after PIR when they go back to their ship for their belongings....what are they getting? what do they need from back at their…"
Danielle - I asked in the Beyond BC group about the phones and Ummi replied but she posted it in that group accidently. I have been traveling and not able to keep up well with this. This was her reply the other day - "EdsMomDanielle - yes ma'am, your Sailor will get his phone back after PIR. Goes back to the barracks to change, gets his phone!"
So, maybe they are having the sailors change out of their dress uniform after PIR. The most important thing, remember to stay flexible and go with the flow. Your son should know what his protocol for the day is. And my apologies if this information is too late for you. I have lost track of who is coming and going from PIR.
Hi Danielle I believe he will be signing his contract Monday morning and then they are discussing what date thereafter I’m a wreck also because he is about to go sign the biggest part of potentially the next 4 plus years of his life away and although I can’t wait and we are a baby family I want to go with him or even help ask questions etc and he will not have it! He wants to be responsible etc etc and I get it but he’s 19 and he thinks he kno s it all you know I write things down for him to ask and it’s like crickets. I am praying he realizes this is not a practice it’s the real deal and he has to prepare. Please say a prayer for me I need it! Lol and from one moms heart to another I am saying prayers for you and your beautiful son as well. You did good mama bear that he’s ready and getting ready to go! Congratulations 😀and yes NYers stick together! Was your new friend Yvonne
Welcome!! Please read my blog to give you an idea of what the first few weeks may look like.. Welcome to the Navy... Everything will be ok! The First part is some things to do before your SR leaves IF you Can, It’s NOT ESSENTIAL! Up and to the Left is a link to all the Navy Lingo! It is titled Navy Speak and you can find it here. We are here to get you through the “Great Silence” of the next 4 weeks (ish) and the 10 weeks of BC (ish). You will come to learn that No News Is GOOD News and everything is Needs of the Navy. You life will be Hurry Up and Wait and it’s ok to make plans but they are subject to change until after they have happened so it’s best to embrace the Motto: Semper Gumby!! (Always Flexible!!)
HI Eds Mom Danielle. I see that you are a member of the BC Mom group. I think you joined when I was really busy and not able to post a hello for you.
As I said in my reply on the phone card post, it really is better to ask any and all questions about BC on our group page, down in the Comment Wall section. The way this site notifies people, most of them will not see your random posts in various spots, but they should see your questions in the Comment Wall area.
Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.
Then jump right in! Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.
Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!
Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor. Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!
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Please note - there are blue hyperlinks up above. Click on them and they will take you directly to the groups.