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 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.
We spent the holiday weekend traveling with our son. I am doing my best to hold it together :-) its tough tho... trying not to think about it until I see him off on the 12th... I cant imagine how quiet it is going to be around here when he goes :-(... ok... not going to think about it LOL
our sons name is Erik i think his last DEP meeting is today or maybe Thursday, i will get some more info then. thanks for telling me about the hotel near BWI. that helps me in making some more motherly plans, i think our son is sick of me bugging him. he'll have to put up with it for one more week LOL right. how old is your son? what is he going to do in the Navy? our son is 26 and will be a LS ( logistics specialist). it is becoming all to real Beverly.
Thanks for your command, the 12th is so close now. Our son Erik tells me that he might have to stay in a hotel in Baltimore on Monday the 11th. That takes away another evening of spending time with him. I was going to make his favorite dinner that evening, I guess not. We are so not ready for him to go.
But we are so very proud, what are you planning for your son party wise, for his send off? we are having a large cookout on Saturday that his sister is organizing.