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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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.
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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 thank you so much for those encouraging words. Those are the kinds of letters I send her, encouraging her to be strong and get through this minor setback. There is no way I would encourage her to come home, she has to get through this."
"Marienavymom4kk - Hang in there mom!. Your SR is going through something she may never have had to deal with in her life...namely having to rely on her own strength instead of pulling from yours. It's a HUGE step in her development as a young…"
"No I haven’t heard anything yet since I last spoke with her on Jan 4th when she was first sent to RCU. Just Got a letter that she wrote the day after and she was not in good spirit, she wanted to come home. I sent her two letters before I got…"
"Hello belovedbyHim. I appreciate you're asking. My SR has really made me see how she's matured in 4 months. She's doing well and is so focused on her PT, adjusting her running technique according to her coach's…"
"Hi Chipmunk! Even though we Moms may not know each other, we all know how it feels to not have the ability to reach out and hug and physically comfort our kids on a journey that we can only stand outside of and watch. The sharing certainly helps…"
"Thank you so much for that awesome response. I’m already doing everything you mentioned in the email. I am very proud of her. Just wish I could talk to her more often. I pray for her and think of her often. Thanks again."
"Ummi-- Thank you for sharing! I was just going through my lists and was wondering about your SR. Since I couldn't recall the last time I saw you post I was wondering if she came home. I'll be praying for her to finish…"
I thank you so much for those encouraging words. Those are the kinds of letters I send her, encouraging her to be strong and get through this minor setback. There is no way I would encourage her to come home, she has to get through this.
Marienavymom4kk - Hang in there mom!. Your SR is going through something she may never have had to deal with in her life...namely having to rely on her own strength instead of pulling from yours. It's a HUGE step in her development as a young woman. Like all mommies, we want to pick our babies up when they falter. God made us that way: gave us the strength so our daughters can see the example of how to be when things get tough. So your daughter is having to experience that now. And it ain't pretty, or comfortable. She's outside of her comfort zone. But that's the PURPOSE of hardships, that's the PURPOSE of BC. To take your child away from all the things she's relied on and leaned on and depended on all her life and put her in a position where she has to pull from deep down inside herself, dig up the lessons you've taught her, implement them in this new setting, and make herself grow into a new young woman with the confidence, determination and ability to be a United States Navy Sailor. I know you want to make that morale call. And she would love to hear her mommy's voice. It would make her feel good. But for her to get through this excruciating moment on her own grit and come through it successfully on the other side with the knowledge that she kept her head up and was able to keep on keeping on...that's what will make her feel REALLY good.
When she finishes her time in RCU, she will be put into a division that is at the same point she was in when she injured her knee. So if she was in week 2, then she'll continue with that new division at their week 2. This way she doesn't miss anything or have to start all over again.
Also, consider that she will get another opportunity to call you soon. Keep your phone on, with you and turned up all the time so you won't miss it! As much as you may like to have her home, encourage her to stay in BC and not give up. It will be something she will find pride in for the rest of her life...that SHE DID NOT GIVE UP.
My daughter was sent to bootcamp since 11/17/21. She had a PIR date of 1/21/22. I had everything booked for that date. I got a call from her last night, she is being sent to the ship 2 DIV 741-RCU. She has stress fractures in her knee and ankle that has to heal before she completes her final run. Now we have no time as to how long she will be in RCU and no New PIR date. She is sad and disappointed and I can’t be there to console her I have to give support over the phone with those short phone calls. Is anyone on here have been through the RCU process and can give some insight?
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.
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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!!
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