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.
I am a new Navy mom but already know about the Navy way of life as I am married to a retired squid. We have been retired for 17 years. My hobbies are quilting, crocheting, and I like to read true crime books. I work part-time, mostly mornings for a used car dealer. I sometimes drive 200-300 miles a day and I love it. My son just left yesterday.
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Elaine, Hi! Yes Paul is coming home Friday as well. At Reagan airport around 8:30pm. Can't wait to see him! His birthday is on the 21st so we get to celebrate it again this year. He will be 26! My "baby"! He goes back to SD the day after Christmas. What about your's? What airport and time does he come in?
Elaine, I'm so sorry to hear your mom isn't well. But I am excited you're moving to Maryland! I can't wait to see you. I'll have to see where Glen Burnie is in relation to me. Is your whole family moving as well? If you haven't joined the MD mom's [ I haven't checked yet] I look forward to "seeing" you on there!
Elaine - we on the Essex group have been trying to find out the name of the sailor who died and an address where we can send sympathy cards, words of support...If you have that information to share, could you private message me the information?
Elaine... forgot to mention that if you're into crochet, have you joined Ravelry.com? It's like Facebook for 'yarn lovers' and it's free. More than just socializing, it has over 100,000 patterns, a place for you to inventory your yarn (then search for pattern based on your stash), and small groups for every topic under the sun. I highly recommend it! If you join, my user name is 'AuntK'; look for me! Hugs, k.