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.
Hi! I just thought I’d stop in and say hi. My son left 7/20 so I’m guessing he will moved out of quarantine this week. I can’t believe how much I miss him and am looking forward to a letter. Any…Continue
"Thanks for thinking of me! We are on a countdown to PIR - 10 days to go. We never got a phone call because he sues what seems to be his only call on his girlfriend. I was pretty disappointed but not shocked. I’m just learning to go with…"
"Ok - that makes sense. My kids are back to school here and I just know that things that weren’t a big deal before are now and I’m sure that’s the case (even more so) at boot camp. I did get a letter from my son saying there…"
"Thank you! I’m hanging in there - Monday will be 6 weeks that my SR has been gone and I’ve gotten a couple letters and no phone call. Counting down to PIR!
Hope you’re doing well and have a nice weekend! "
"I think there’s still contractors that visit the facilities etc. I don’t really know otherwise. I’m hoping that these young guys and gals being in good health helps them have only minor cases if they do get…"
"My son has the same PIR date and we haven’t received a phone call other than the I’m here one either. We did receive a couple letters today and it sounds like he’s doing well. Hope that’s the case with your son too. "
Jessica, I am glad you chimed in on our main BC Mom page. We have a lot more action going on there than sometimes happens in the discussions. I am also going to send you a friend request. I have to sign off of here and get back to work, but I thought you could use a friend.
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!!