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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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.
We are new to the military and will be sending our only child to the Navy in 3 days. I think I've wacthed every video and read all the material online I can find, but I'm afraid I have no idea how badly I'm going to miss him.
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
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I hope you get all the information here you are looking for. Please stop by the Survival Guide for New Moms for some of the info to start with.
If you have a new Recruit and need phone cards for them please check out Calls for Recruits.org and get them for FREE. I feel that the Family, Loved Ones, nor the Men and Women of our Armed Forces should have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp. The link above will take you to the website to send the email for the FREE phone cards if you need them. Please spread the word if you know of anyone who can use this great service!!!
Dakota is my oldest child so this is all new to me. We have four younger children to distract me. I can't imagine how quiet your home must be. I do well outside of the house but when I'm home I can't stop crying. When I see his chair at the family dining table it breaks my heart. I'm sure it will get easier,and we will find a new norm, but right now it is painful.
Dakota has been in DEP for a year so we also had time to get used to the idea. He is going in for IS-ATF (Intellegence Specialist-Advanced Training Field). He was on a waiting list for the job and we were thrilled when we learned of an opening early this year.
To tell you a little about me...my name is Amy. I'm a Christian from Bloomington Indiana. As I mentioned above, I have five children. Dakota, 18, Hunter, 13, Brooklyn, 10, Londyn, 1, and Aniston, 5 months. (I was divorced 5 years ago. I thought I was done having children but when I remarried we decided to start again:) I worked at Indiana University for 14 years until this past April when I quit to stay home with the kids. I didn't know if I would make a good stay at home mom but I'm loving every minute of it. What a blessing.
I would love to know more about you and your family. I'm thinking of you and your husband today. I hope our boys are doing okay. I'm not looking forward to receiving "the box" but I can't wait to get his address!
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!