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.
I am a mother of two beautiful children and grandmother to two. I am also a small (very small) business owner. My faith and family are my rocks. I spent most of my corporate business career in jewelry. I love to read biography, history, mystery and science fiction. I also love to fish. Especially in the north woods of the US.
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...
The Navy seems to be the most "intimate" of the military braches.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
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So glad you friended me, I've been getting posts from the group but haven't taken the time to figure how to use it all.
Ben is ship 03 Div 415, he called last Sat. He sounded very good, says his group is very close and supportive of each other.
What ship and div is your son? What is his name? I'll ask Ben if he knows him when we speak again. I hope they know each other.
Thanks for confirming where they will be going to A school, the recruiter said San Antonio, a close friend said San Diego and another said it will be there in Chicago but I think your right because the recruiters info has proven to be outdated and the fellow in A school at Chicago is munitions.
Ben sent four names for graduation but I hear some saying three. Is that because they're kids are in different ships/div or will he have to cut someone?
Yes! I'm worried about him being a mineman, it sounds very dangerous. Our friend in San Diego is sonar on a destroyer, he says the aircraft carriers are escorted by the destroyers and our minemen are on smaller boats in front of the destroyers.
I think we'll be staying at the Wyndam for graduation. What about you?
Ben said they will have a couple days with us before A school but I've seen different stories on this site. Do you know? Have you heard from your SR yet?
Thanks again for friending and please forgive the scattered thoughts. Anxious