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 as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.
**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).
**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED. Vaccinations still required.
**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.
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.
Is it true that the recruits only get 4 tickets for family membesr to attend Graduation? This will be difficult ? My son comes from divorced parents that are remarried. That is fourright off and his…Continue
The train ticket you buy online where you print off or by phone (they email to you or you may be able to request picking up at ticket window with code or something) isn't really a ticket, but has bar code that you redeem for your train ticket before boarding train at an Amtrak Quik-Trak self-service ticketing kiosk or you can present at any Amtrak ticket window. After I thought about what I said as "ticket", I didn't want you or your son to be confused. When you print it will explain just as I said above, give your train schedules, and explain baggage and such. Please be aware that like any transportation businesses there may be delays so have a Plan B. Example: KJ was let out of GL for Christmas way earlier than he or we thought and would have had to wait 8-10 hrs. at train station b/f leaving on his train. He was able to change time at the station and catch an earlier train with his ticket. Plan B came in a real hurry when his train was delayed to take him from our area to Chicago by 5.5+ hrs. and by the time he would get in Chicago and back to base he would have been late. A BIG no no. We were lucky we didn't have to drive him back, but got him a plane out of small airport to Chicago. We are not around large airports. Actually, the plane was as cheap as the train. A bus may be somewhat cheaper, but takes 2 to 3 times longer to get to destinations usually.
Hi, yeah, he may sleep the whole weekend! I was thinking the same thing. My son does BS21 on Monday and so I have to wait for my call! I am going crazy waiting, ahh, I'll make it! I hope you are doing well. :)
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