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.
My son has always been a strong-willed individual, always interested in the military. The Navy has been top most in his mind for several years. He believes in his country, honor, respect, and will do everything in his power to be the best. He is very interested in pursuing a career in the Navy with his utmost goal of going to the highest he can achieve.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
My father was in the Army Air Corp and many other relatives in the military including Army and Navy.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
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Hi KJ's mom, wanted to welcome you to the AECF group! Looks like your son recently PIRed - so congrats to your new sailor. He is going into a great rate both ETs and FCs are good jobs with lots of schooling on the front end and well respected in the fleet. Expect him to spend 5 - 8 months in A school in GL and then he will move on for C school. Location and length of C school will be determined at the end of A school. Our group is a busy one, stop by often with your questions and/or concerns and welcome!
Hi KJ's mom. Nice to meet a fellow crocheter. We are going to be a the train 22 hours, so I am bringing my current project along with me. I don't mind flying, but I am so looking forward to this train ride. It is like being forced to relax...because there is no where else to go! Looking forward to meeting you in person soon. Take care! Susan
Hi and Welcome!
Come join in the conversation on the Illinois page at http://www.navyformoms.com/group/illinoisn4m
PS--Now is a good time to join Bootcamp Mom's and also DEPPERS...In but not yet. Let us know if you have ANY questions!
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