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.
Can't believe we have 2 weeks left till graduation!!!! I hoping to get the I'm a sailor phone call next week. Not sure of the exact day he is going to battlestations, but I'm figuring around tues or wed. Hope all is well there, 14 days left.....
I sent you an email with all the info for ordering ribbons as well as some helpful PIR Tips. Your total for 6 ribbons is $42.00 and that includes Priority shipping. Just send me the info on the list and the payment and I will get your ribbons out in plenty of time for PIR. Let me know if you have any questions and please tell your friends about the ribbons and how to find me to place an order. Thanks so much, Lora
ThanksMichele, I changed my Facebook picture for the 9/11 memorial, something with the American flag, I have 4 yellow labs so this was a perfect picture for me. Decided to make it my profile pic on here too
So how is your Matt holding up? My Matt sounded good when he called today, said he'd made a lot of friends and was still glad he'd joined. I was relieved when he said that, but my husband is retired airforce, so he's somewhat used to the military life.
I was wondering the same thing. My son's name is Dodds (last name) they most likely only know each other by their last names. When I was in basic there were only a few people that I knew by their first names. Have you received a letter or call yet?