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 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).
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.
**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED - Vaccinations still required
**UPDATE 8/15/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS BACK IN EFFECT.
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 look forward to get to know another Bear Aces mom. My Sailor is an Airman Apprentice. He has been in the Navy since September 3rd, 2013. He's been on the Bush since they left for deployment he's stationed in Norfolk.
I could have written the very same words. The day before he left was Mother's Day. My son spent it with his girlfriend and her family. He came home for 15 minutes to hand me a plant (the girlfriend bought it). He went to her prom a couple of weeks before and never invited me to take pictures or be a part of that. He invited her whole family and even took a family picture with them. He invited them all to our house to park cars and walk to a scenic place for the pictures. I came home from work surprised that there were so many cars and people here and surprised, saddened that I did not even know about it. SO, you are not alone. Mine was also rude for months before. BUT, I grew up a child of the Air Force and I know that before separation, we fought. I always believed that it makes it easier to separate from the people you love if you are angry with them. It is not as sad. In the 4 weeks he has been gone he has called twice. He has called his girl 4 times. He has written twice, written her multiple letters. I love her, so please know that I am pleased that he is attending to her. I hope she remains in our lives. She helped him see that he was being mean to us. I believe BC will help your son understand that all the things you have done for him over the years will make sense. It seems to have for us. But, again, I will wait and see. Just so you know, you have a friend. Let me know if you want to "chat"....
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!