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 GG, I'm so sorry it's taken so long to write back. I've been at a conference for work. We are going to PIR as well. We received a call (the 5th) from him Monday evening. He has a stress fracture in his leg and has been put on light duty. He said he's still with his DIV though and if his leg gets better soon he will still be able to graduate with them. However, if he falls too far behind, he will be pulled until he heals and then have to graduate at a later date. I never thought I'd say this, but everyday I pray I don't get a call from him; I figure, no news is good news. He just needs to hang in there for three more weeks. Please, Please, Please! My husband and I will be arriviing in GL on the 7th and will drive to Ohio for a few days. We will return to GL on Wednesday though. I too, will be staying at the Navy lodge. As favors for my son's going away party, I tied dog tags engraved with his name Ship date and the words U.S. Navy to a blue candle using yellow ribbon. We've been burning these candle like crazy. Especially, now. We are also excited to go. Funny, my son also mentioned that their Div is loud. If I remember correctly, that's why they were IT'd. I just received my 2nd letter from him. I think he wrote it before Monday's phone call though. Well, take care. I hope all is well with you and your family.
Thanks for accepting my friend request and leaving me a comment. My SR is the youngest of my four children and my only boy. He signed with the Navy in Feb but had to wait until he was within 60 days of his 18th birthday before he could go to boot-camp. Thankfully, that gave us the summer with him. He'll turn 18 years-old ten days before PIR and it's hard to think about him hitting that milestone without his family around to celebrate it with him. Ugh. Having him gone has left a huge void in our household, but joining the Navy is what he's wanted to do for a long time so we do what we need to in order to cope with his absence. Anyway, I didn't get "the box" because he didn't bring anything worth the $70 it would have cost him for shipping. He just threw everything away- including his cell phone, which was an old one we had lying around for years. So far, I've received three phone calls. Yay! He sounds good but tired. He say's their DIV has been IT'd once. Okay, so enough about me. How are you doing? Tell me about your SR. Are you going to PIR?
Remember, names on the form letter are for you and do not have to be exact, but the names that he submits for the Access List 10 to 14 days before PIR need to be close to what is on each person's ID. See the info in the "Answers to Common Questions" section on the main page of Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones). Take care and blessings to you and yours.
No, the black wallet deos not have to be black. I say black because fewer black wallets get sent back, but recruits have been able to keep conservatively colored wallets as long as they are the smaller bi-fold or tri-fold style--Navy blue wallets, blue digi wallets and olive drab wallets have been kept as well.