This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
FIRST TIME HERE?
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.
"Thank you Smidgee. I just saw your comment. My son loves it so far. He's out for his first long underway right now. Can't wait to visit! I went 5 years ago with my husband when he had to go for work. …"
"Hi coley423...this page has been quiet lately, perhaps because PIRs are not happening so we parents don't have the questions we usually do? Regardless, congratulations on your son arriving in SD. It's a great place (our daughter is…"
Hello! My name's Jackie and my hubby is a sailor currently on the USS Nimitz! I'm still fairly new to being a Navy wife and just wanted to find a community of other people to share this experience with! I'm a housewife, mother of two crazy dogs, and I have my own business making cards and other paper crafts. I love it! Can't wait to get to know you!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
To always communicate. Whether together or apart, be open with your feelings and concerns so that any issues can be resolved before they even start. And make sure to encourage, always!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
O Hey! I just realized! Congrats on your husband coming back from deployment! I was in San Diego when it happened and they announced it on the news. Jim was telling me a little about the Nimitz and about how many people are on it. Pretty amazing! Anyway, congrats!! Best wishes! Have fun with your hubby!! That's so exciting!
Since you are from California, do join the local group nearest you and one of the two larger CA groups. The Northern Calif. group has been the most active with members posting comments regularly. You’ll find supportive members from all over Calif. You could join as many groups as your want. Northern California Navy Moms with 231 members (mostly North Calif) Central Valley CA Navy Moms with 17 members Moms of the 209 with 11 members in Manteca, Tracy, Modesto California Navy Moms with 317 members (mostly in South Calif) So Cal Moms with 117 members in Southern California
Look for the "+Join ...." and click on the words.
Bea, another CA Navy mom.