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 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.
Hi and thanks for adding me as a friend. I'm Gina a/k/a teaparty24 and a pastor's wife in Brunswick, GA. My son Pir'd last week and I'll be glad to answer any questions if I can. If I can't, I do know about 4 other ladies who are experienced n4m'ers, too!
Hey Allison's Mom - wanted to welcome you to the AECf group! I see your daughter is still in boot camp, are you holding up okay? I found that bc is usually harder on the families than it is on the recruits as we are just in the dark about what they are doing until those letters start rolling in. It used to be about four weeks into bc, you would find out if they are FCs or ETs but lately - it's been at the end of bootcamp. Regardless of when they find out, both ET and FC is a great rate to get into, they will receive alot of schooling on the front end, automatic advancement to E4 and lots of respect from the fleet. My hubby was an FC for over 10 years and now our son is an FC and is stationed in Hawaii. Please let us know what questions you may have and welcome to the group!
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. At the top of your page check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!