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.
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.
Where are the sub videos? I'd like to see them. We want to visit Aaron next summer when he is back from deployment. The pictures you have posted are beautiful. Where were they taken? I was born and raised in Omaha, NE and I've never been to Mt. Rushmore! It looks fascinating. We have two other children, Matt, 26, and Jessica, 17. She will be going to college next year, Lord willing. Matt graduated from college, but he can't find a job in his field. He's working two jobs just to pay for his school loans. He lives with us. I'll have to find some pictures to post. Happy Turkey Day!
Thanks for "friending" me. I live on the east coast (MA). My son is stationed at San Diego on a nuclear sub. He's a chemist. Right now he is deployed. He did his boot camp in the Great Lakes, too, then he went to North Carolina, NY, now San Diego. We haven't seen him for over a year. We hope to visit him next summer. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Hello, Ms. Kay! Thank you for the sweet note you left on my page... I kept wondering who that lady was you were talking about ;-D I'm glad to hear that your son is in Groton. That makes him only a LITTLE closer to you (but not much)!
I should have responded sooner, but I'm the mom of a senior in high school, and things are getting crazy around here (proms, announcements, portraits, final projects, ack)! Plus she's just now getting her driver's license, so throw THAT onto the calendar, along with the new kitchen counter tops we're installing (relatives coming, y'know) and painting the guest bathroom!!! (Shoot me now...)
You need to post a newer pic of that sweet grandbaby. I know she must be crawling now (?), or at least getting up on all fours. I hope she lives close enough that you stay current with your "kiss quanitity." With my son in Seattle, I think how frustrating it would be if I had grandchildren that far away... I figure I'd leave my husband and move closer (ha!).
When is your boy due to finish his schooling? Does he know if he wants a boomer or fast attack? The guys all seem to want attacks, because they'll get to see foreign ports. But, a boomer gives one more time at home. Well, gotta run... the produce manager at Kroger is my regular Thursday afternoon "date." :-D Hugs, k.
Well, congratulations to one of our newest sailors! Did you get to Great Lakes for the PIR? That's certainly a memory-for-life. Now you can put his photo on the mantle and let all your friends know what a wonderful young man you have!
I had surgery to remove some troublesome "female" things that have been annoying me for a few years. I feel so much better now! I appreciate all the prayer... it's the best medicine, no? Hugs, k.
Hello, "Kay" and welcome to Navy Moms and Sub Moms! What a handsome son you have! And is that your daughter and grandbaby?
Thank you for enjoying my page. I spend so much time around here that I put some of my favorite things on it to keep me company! Boot camp is tough, especially if this is your first encounter with it. Just write your Sailor as much as you can, tell him you love him as much as you can, and that you're proud of him as much as you can. He will feel like it's never going to end, but the eight weeks do pass and Navy life gets a little easier.
Drop by any time... all the moms here are ready to listen and lend a shoulder when you need one! Hugs, k.
Welcome. You may want to change your screen name so that it does not include your last name, especially if it is the same as your sailor's, but maybe even if it is not, to help keep everyone safer. Blessings to you and yours.