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 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). Still limited to 2 guests maximum.
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.
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.
Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For more information, go to Molly's group page and on the right side, click on "New Moms Read First." If you have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message.
Our new adoption will be announced on May 1, so you have joined at the perfect time!
Thanks for the info. The only way to change the access/guest list is thru the SR. Josh has not responded if he was able to add my niece to another SR's list. We will just have to see what happens . I wish you all the best in these last few days before graduation.
Thanks for the reply. Glad we found each other too! I wrote to Josh today to let the boys know we found each other. I am staying at the Ramada so I will prob go to that meet & greet then possibly head over to Sarge's I have more family coming in late Thursday.
If I may be so bold in asking>>>how many family members do you have attending? I am short one person for my access list. I think we should be ok because it is a small graduation. I hope we are able to meet at Sarge's.
Wow! Small world! I decided to contact you based on when my son called while they were in their processing week. My son Joshua (Josh) was so excited that his rackmate was from Orlando, and we are from West Palm Beach. He also said that they both are CTR's? and going to Penscacola. I have had no social calls from him, the only calls were for information, last call was 4/3 when he needed phone #'s as he was going thru his interview for the top secret clearance. The only social call I know of was on 03/16/12 when he called his sister in VA Beach. Is your son in the Honor Guard Marching Division? My son is and he was in the middle row at the back beacause he is so tall! My letter dated 04/01/12 said that they had just finished "Hell Week" and his division "Flagged" everything which is good and they recv'd a flag and or pennant. Well at least we know we will get a phone call after battlestations!
Welcome! Needed to learn more about the Navy is exactly how I felt. My son had been at college and decided he didn't want to stude what he went to school for any longer (after a semester) so he decided to take time off to think about what he did want to study then out of no where, he was in the Navy. I was so uninformed! So glad to have so many of my questions answered just from reading on here!
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!