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.
Yes, Margie. This place has been helped me a lot. And I understand the "single parenting while married". I did that for 9 years. I always worried raising my boys if I was doing a good job. It is a time like this, watching my son become a man, I know I did a good job. Have you made hotel reservations? We are stay at the Springhill Suites Marriott in Waukegan Thursday & Friday. I plan on going to the Meet & Greet Thur night. Will be fun to meet everyone! Have a good holiday weekend! Karen
Thanks for the facebook link. I'll be sure to join when I'm next online (FB that is....can't access that from work )....This such a neat resource, it wasn't available 20yrs ago when my brothers and I were in the service.
Our boys are in the same div. Two Texas boys! Benn is my oldest and I have another son just starting high school. I'm a single mom and getting use to all the changes is tough some days. I saw on facebook the posts about having their wisdom teeth out. That was my BIG worry, but I feel so much better after reading the post & how well they take care of them.
Hi Margie, my son's recruiter called me yesterday and gave me his ship and div numbers. I still want to wait for the formal letter but my daughter wants to mail the letters out. I hope they get to him some how. I started the count down tomorrow we are down to 50 days. And that is only if his PIR date is actually oct 14. I have good moments and bad but pretty much I just feel empty. I'm trying not to feel like this but it is just an empty feeling in side. Keep strong and hope we can help each other.
Hi Margie. I feel the same way. I was down the shore this weekend with family and its the first weekend down with out my SR. Today has been hard trying to keep my mind busy but haven't received any thing yet. No box or form letter. I even called his recruiter to get the ship # and div # to start mailing letters and he hasn't received any info yet. I will have to check out the facebook page and see if we see any one. Keep strong cuz im trying its hard but counting down the days to their PIR date is helping some what. Keep in touch. Good luck
Hi Margie. I received my phone at 4. I stayed on my couch all night with my phone attached to my ear so I wouldn't miss his his call. It was nice to hear his voice but I just miss him. I know he is excited about being a sailor but these next 8 weeks are going to be really long. Im trying to get his address but so far no luck.
Hang in there. Im here if you need 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!