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.
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.
yea the area can be tough to navigate! lol mostly bc all the roads twist and turn around and round but luckily by the base and other things there are signs pointing to the major landmarks and most of the people are nice that I have met. If you have a GPS that will certainly help but if not I get around ok without mine too :) Yea the meetings are only in VA and WA. My husband is Aviation Mechanic :)
I am doing ok. It was a tough move but I think I did ok! :) I have a few friends that live in this area. So that helps. I mostly miss my family. A lot. I have a little sister that is only 3 years old and its hard to be away from her. Somedays are hard and lonely but I have my pups which are like my kids! so they help too!
You are welcome!! :) I am so glad you guys will be here! I can't stand when people violate OPSEC especially if they do it over and over!! It makes me so mad because I just dont understand the point of it! I asked them but they said as of now they havent decided for sure what they are doing. Rumor has it they will ask the sailors for a list of people that dont have military ID that can get on to the base and they will have a certain gate open for them to come on. There is an ALFA meeting coming up so they said they will be giving us more information here soon. I hope so! It will be more getting on the base that will be the main issue. But I will certainly pass on the information as soon as I get it! I will add you on facebook too!
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!