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.
I am a mother of a son who is waiting to leave for basic training. I am looking forward to the changes that the Navy will bring about in my son. Though going into the PACT program wouldn't have been my first choice for him, I am hoping that he will make the best of the situation.
When my daughter was in Sasebo for 3 yrs on the USS Essex/BHR, I would send all types of cookies and brownies. Katie said to undercook them a little since they get heated up on the way over. I packaged mine in freezer ziploc-type quart size bags. Even if they arrive broken, they don't mind - they love homebaked. I ended up having a 'cookie crew' - in her shop. They even started requesting flavors they liked. Sometimes I would send brownies in wax paper lined kleenex boxes and then wrap it with saran and send along a plastic knife. Recently I started baking brownies in smaller foil pans that have the paperboard lids. When they come out of the oven I set Andes mints on top-when they are melted I swirl it a little. I've made peanut butter, chocolate chip, Andes mint, gingersnaps, caramel brownies, chocolate cookies with rolos in the middle....all different types of textures. Happy baking!
Hey! Jessica'smom posted what I believe to be her SR's last name in a post about 3 hours ago on the 6/17 board. I have asked her to delete it, but if she doesn't in the next hour or so, can you delete it please? I believe it to be a last name...not 100 percent positive but seems to be. Last names are not allowed on the board at all!
Also, if you would like to put a picture icon for your 6/17 group picture, just "google" NAVY PICTURES, find one that you like, save it and add it! There are tons of them out there! It would replace the silhouette picture that is standard on this site!
Hello to all in this group. My letter came Sat. 4/30, my son is Ship 9,Div 205, We got the box last Wed. Guess lucky so far, we have been on a close schedule to what Jessica B Sailor Mom has said. She has great information. My son's girlfriend and I are sharing calls, box and letters. She got the honor of washing the clothes.If you haven't got your box be sure to check pockets, shoes and socks for things stuffed in them. Now to start day dreaming about travel plans, my son told me before he left that it is much cheaper to fly to Milwaukee. Same distance to base as O'Hara, less traffice and toils I also understand.
So glad to find someone with a son in the same division. My son was in the group delayed in Atlanta because of weather. The box is all we've received, too. Originally was to have been at RTC 4/19. Do I remember you're posting earlier that you son was delayed because of weather also? Thanks for setting up the group.
Hello and Welcome to Navy4moms. The NH group moms have a lot of experience with everything. Some have sailors that have been in for a few years, some just a few months and one who daughter leaves in Feb...Please, if you have any questions or just want to chat or if you find the need to cry or scream...we are there for you. Cheryl
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!