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 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).
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.
Mask Mandate has been lifted but you are still required to be vaccinated.
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.
Thx! So my husband spoke to someone (sponsor maybe?) and they told him he will get his orders for after decommission about 6 months b4---which he said would be like march--does everyone else already seem to know? This is so frustrating! Send me a personal message if u can since I can't seem to send one to u--not sure why?? Thx
Hi samanthaRae,I have a million questions! Lol. First, what is this #thing everyone is talking about?--ppl have said "my sailor is going to 3" or "5" or whatever-in regards to new duty station after decommission I think??? How will my husband get that info? Also, where are u living?--we have been told to try to live in base housing in camerillo(sp?)And then do u feel supported out there while he is deployed? We r in a very tough situation---we have a 6, 2.5 and 11month old and I am very ill. (I have Lyme disease w co infections, POTSyndrome and adrenal fatigue along w vit/min deficiencies---all of which were only finally diagnosed recently---while my husband was a boot camp actually! Ugh. I am struggling to care for our young family while undergoing treatment and not having my husband here. I need to do IV meds(w a picc line in my chest! Yikes!) and we have been putting it off thinking I could begin when we got to our first real duty station and were together. But now he is deploying(we don't even know how long) and I am not sure how I will just manage the day to day, never mind IV treatments!). Even if I was healthy I'd still feel very overwhelmed right now. I know nothing about the navy. I know they have classes to help prepare u for your spouses deployment, what to do to prepare, how to cope, what resources are avail, what to expect, etc... But I am not there to go to any classes. I know I need a POA---that is the only thing someone has told me. Otherwise I am clueless. Sounds like ur husband is already deployed?--where to? (I understand they r all going to diff place rt?). Do u have children? Where r u from orig? How long have u been in PH and how long has ur husband been in the navy? What is his rate? My husband is ISSoooo anything u can tell me about this 40 group thing :) would be great and ESP anything I should know about deployment and info about decommissioning and port H in general. Thanks so much for taking the time to reach out---I really appreciate it!Devon
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