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.
My daughter leave for Great Lake to boot camp on July 17, 2013. She will be the first female in our family to join the military. We are so proud of her. I am a mother of 3 girls. Kiaira is the middle child and she is ready for her journey with the United States Navy
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
The United States Navy is a strong family and have an incrediable bond.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
I purchased my blue ribbons from Lala Ribbon Queen; who is also a Navy mom. She was absolutely fantastic. She worked with me through pay pal although she does accept checks via the mail, and assured me that my ribbons would reach me prior to graduation. If anyone is interested in a great Keepsake Ribbon to commensurate your loved one's graduation, please visit her web site. The ribbons will have your loved one's name, graduation date and division.
No dear NavyMom, you are NOT overdoing it!!!! Many moms feel the same way - terrified that they will miss that call. Forwarding your home calls to your cell phone is just what you need to do!!!!
It is hard to always keep it together for other children who are still at home when one leaves for bootcamp. I had twin girls and the youngest of the two went right out of high school. Her sister choose to go to college. I tried not to show the college daughter how hard I was handling her sister leaving because I knew she was having her own hard time being separated from her twin for the first time in their lives!!!! That's why we are here - - to help support you so you can help support not only your sailor, but your other children as well. Both of my daughters ended up serving. The college girl is now an Officer!!
Oh, and I'm with the Moms of Daughters 2 group. Long story as to why there are two groups with almost the same name, but I do think we are a much more active group. Stop by and let us know how you are doing!!!!!!!
I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!! We are a close, friendly, supportive group of Moms and look forward to getting to know you and your sailor. I see you are new to N4Ms and your daughter is in boot camp now? Please feel free to jump in and join our chats. You can ask any questions you may have, talk freely about your feelings, fears or concerns, or just chat about life. We are all in different phases of our daughters Naval careers and we are always there for each other!!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!!
Thanks for the friend request. We are just beginning the process of making the final decision to join. My daughter Kennedi is a Senior this year in high school and is about 90% sure about the Navy. I would love to talk with you about the whole process leading up to the final decision. I am trying to not influence her decision.