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 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 40 years old and I live in Houston, TX with my husband and our combined family of 3 children and 2 cats. Our oldest daughter is currently in GL for A school, and our son leaves for the Marine Corps in June of 2013. Our youngest daughter is 13.
My husband and I are the Owners/CEO's of GNL Gifts and Decor. For now we operate primarily online at http://www.gnlgiftsanddecor.com/. However, we occasionally set up at our local flea markets. We have a wide variety of items, a catalog that contains over 3000 products. If you would like to view our catalog, please send me a private message or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The catalog is free and will be shipped right to your home. Along with our catalogs items we carry some hand knitted items that I make myself. I make hats, scarves, and purses. I am in the process of learning how to make booties (some call them slippers) as well. The hand knitted items can be viewed on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/tonika.galban under the GNL Gift Shop photo album. You can send me a friend request or private message to get more info on any of our products, including the hand knitted items, or to request a free catalog.
Back to my family. I am very proud of all our children. They are excellent students and I know they will be just as productive in their careers. I am looking forward to meeting everyone I have met on this site at PIR in September.
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!