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 Kim. My son graduated this weekend(5/18). He will be staying in GL for A school and he said he could come home over Thanksgiving and Christmas. Befroe the family gets their hopes up too high I was wondering if this true or not?
Kim, I;m so glad my husband has a friend! I was able to speak with him on Monday and he told me he hated it. He told me that their division lost their mail privilege this weekend so they won't receive any letters until this Sunday. I haven't received any letters from my husband yet besides the form letter. I'm hoping for one this week. I'm holding up okay. We just recently got married so its a little weird being in the "honeymoon phase" without him being here! Sean will be going to Pensacola as well after bootcamp. He is an IT. What is your son's job?
Thank you for the friend request. I'd love to get together and meet you and learn all about your sailors. I will send you a private message with my cell phone #. How long have you been at Great Lakes? I've only been here since September.
Hi Kim, Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! You can find more information about what we do on Molly's group page. Go the right side of the page below the members pictures and click on "New Moms Read First." If you need help or have questions, don't hesitate to send me a message! Thanks for joining us! You are going to have fun and make some terrific friends.
I hear rumblings of a meet & greet in Schaumburg around April 21. I will let you know when I hear more details.
It was so nice to talk to you the other night! Call if you need a friendly ear!!! Pat
Kim--Our son has been in for 4 years, too. Pat L & I met when our kids were in a little over 6 months. Sailor just left our house after a week's visit, which was great. The Navy has been the best choice he ever made. He re-enlisted last year.
Kim, Oh honey, we have all been where you are right now. Just know that we have all come through it just fine (moms and sailors). The hardest thing for a mother to do is to let go. This will be a good thing for your son and at graduation (PIR), you will be so proud of his growth as a sailor and as a man. My son has been in the Navy for 4 years now and last Friday he re-enlisted for 4 more. While I miss him terribly, he loves what he is doing and has had so many opportunities to see the world! Don't ever forget that we are all here for you! Pat