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.
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are excellent for the personal development of young people and literally helps them set their sails for a brilliant future of service to country! The journey provides an incredible immersive experience which is maturing and equips them for life. We are so very proud of our son! Repeated flight cancellations prevented us from attending his PIR leass than 2 weeks ago. It was devastating for us to miss this most significant moment with him, the celebration of this remarkable achievement and the joy of showing our love
by spending liberty with him! It was heartbreaking!... but what was so evident was our son's maturity about how the unexpected unfolded. He was extremely disappointed without a doubt, and he had made no plans with his buddies as he expected to be with us for what would be a holiday weekend! He spent his entire weekend on base in his new A school but he was happy. Happy to set up his new room, purchase needed supplies at the NEX and orient himself for the continuation of the journey. We are looking forward to this next stage of his journey as an EM and the new man he will be at the end of this phase. We say "Hooyah Navy!" and a BIG THANK YOU!
Our Navy experience so far...
has been positive and maturing., is challenging and exciting.
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Good Morning Isa - I am just now catching up on some of my N4M notifications after celebrating Christmas with my family for several days now. I noticed you have joined both the BC Mom and Loved Ones group and my Beyond BC group. Welcome!
Is your loved one still in BC?
The best place to post questions is on the main BC Mom group. When you go to the group page, scroll down to the Comment Wall area and post your questions, or comments there. If you are on a mobile device, we find it easier to put it into desktop mode, so that you can navigate the page easier. Many of us use our computers to access this site as it is not as up to date with the newer devices.
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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