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.
Hi I am 28 years old and from Columbus Ohio. I am a Ohio University Alumni! Go BobCats!!! I enjoy reading, art, movies, boating, working out, rowing and spinning. I am from Ohio and just moved from Charleston, SC to Honolulu Hawaii with my Sailor. My sailor and I have been together 4 years, we got engaged Christmas of 2011 and married April 23, 2012. My Sailor had PiR Oct. 7, 2011, completed A school, Power school and Prototype in SC. Please feel free to message me and ask anything I will do my best to answer.
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I'm glad to hear your bootcamp graduation experience was a good one! And I'm happy to hear that your man will be coming home for Christmas!
My Nuke is officially graduated, and just finished his 30 days of leave. He's getting ready to deploy now. He won't be home for Christmas or New Years or Valentines day or my birthday, but we'll get by. :)
Bootcamp graduation: Oh my. haha. It will be the best experience of your life, I promise. Definitely get there early if you want good seats. The line outside the gate generally starts around 6, and it can get pretty long. Other than that, just enjoy it. Don't worry about what you do or where you go because he won't care what you do or where you go or how many sights you see. He's only going to care that he's with you. If his parents are going with you, beware of emotional mothers. It doesn't matter how controlled their emotions normally are, she WILL be extremely emotional and probably hard to deal with. Just take a few deep breaths and go from there. :)
I'm definitely nervous for his orders to come out. WA, CA, VA, and Japan are all in the running. And I've decided I won't complain about anything but Japan. And I know that orders means deployments, but I've been trying to mentally prepare myself for the worst so that it won't be as bad when they start. It's definitely crazy how much time has flown. It seems like just yesterday he left for bootcamp. And that'll be two years ago in January!
And as far as handling all of this- I really have learned to just take it one day at a time. Somedays I have realllly bad days, but then I know that tomorrow will be a new day and probably a better one. :) And I'm studying Genetics. We'll see how it goes. haha.
That's awesome that you went to OU! College is definitely exciting. :)
Boot camp grad. is definitely exciting. :) They aren't officially "Nukes" until they graduate from Prototype (the third school).
And yes, ET stands for Electricians Technician. :) If you join the group "Nuke Moms" on here, there's lots of information. You should definitely check out the discussion: "Your Sailors Schedule upon Arrival to GC" It'll give you a really good idea of what he'll go through in the next 2ish years. :)
Aaron is almost ready to leave SC. He should be getting his orders any week now. So I've been through all of it but deployments. If you have any questions, just ask. :)