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.
"Hey! Sorry for late reply. I don't get the greatest service - phone data or internet where we live- the boonies of TN outside of Nashville. I saw you got the I'm here call- all of 10 seconds. This has been the hardest 3.5 weeks…"
"Sandboxx is the mail app. I signed up and have not used it yet because Im still waiting on the Form letter with the address. Other Military Moms highly recommend it bc the letters get there quicker. I guess its a bit more expensive…"
"Reading all the posts on here has really helped. I hate not knowing what emotional state she is in and how she is doing. Maybe it's best that I don't know lol. I will be very happy when I have an address and can write"
"SunnyFL-- That feeling is normal!! We are here to help. Writing is a good thing! Keep all your letters positive and write the negative ones to keep to yourself! Read the information in the files and watch the first 4 videos if you…"
"Mine left last night to BC on the plane and it really hurts. The last two weeks were even worse for me emotionally. I have moments of fear and worry but keeping busy and praying for strength helps! I hope you can get through this better with…"
"Kinsmi--Welcome. Feel free to ask any and all questions on the Main bootcamp moms page. There are no dumb questions. We are here to help as much as we can. Read the info in the Files it will help. I personally find that…"
"Kinsmi...Congratulations! Welcome to this space. It will help you so much. I can't tell you how amazing these women are and how quickly you form a bond to them. I hate opening my email and having no Navy Mom emails! Come here to vent and cry…"
If you would like information on your recruit’s rating (job/occupational specialty) or field, then let me know the rating or field. There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.
Hey! Sorry for late reply. I don't get the greatest service - phone data or internet where we live- the boonies of TN outside of Nashville. I saw you got the I'm here call- all of 10 seconds. This has been the hardest 3.5 weeks I've ever done!! I'm still waiting for the form letter so I can send my pile of letters and notes! I have gotten to talk to him 2 other times - one he sounded like a recording advising he passed baselines and his division & grad date. My second call was a minor medical notification. More like my Sam! This site is amazing though! Without it I would be a total basket case!! I'm still tearing up randomly :/ I'll hang in there with ya!!
Sandboxx is the mail app. I signed up and have not used it yet because Im still waiting on the Form letter with the address. Other Military Moms highly recommend it bc the letters get there quicker. I guess its a bit more expensive but really convenient because it comes with return paper, envelope and postage which makes it much easier for them to write you back. you can also send photos with it so that might be helpful for your homesick recruit. I have a feeling she will get better with a little more time. They are in shock the first few weeks, I think. Prayers for you and her to get through this without too much despair. I feel ya :(
Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.
Then jump right in! Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.
Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!
Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question.
This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.
Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!