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.
Hi Shelia, I'm down in South Jersey, in Mount Laurel. I'm having a get together on Sunday November 4th. Would you like to join us? Are you on Facebook too? If you are you can friend me there at https://www.facebook.com/beth.hofstein. Look forward to getting to know you too!
hey there --- to add images to your page go to MY PAGE, then look underneath your profile picture and click on Customize. Then under themes you will find Make it Unique. Go to the middle tab and Side Image. What i did is google images- find the one you want and right click on it and save to desktop. Then you can upload it for this site:) Let me know if you have any questions!
There isn't an order form really. you just send me the list of things on the email I sent you. Let me know if you didn't receive that message. It should be in your inbox on the top right side of your page. I will send it again now just in case you didn't get it.
You sis in law lives here? Is she complaining about the heat too? LOL. I'm from Mass originally, only here for 6 years.It feels like I moved 3 feet from the sun.
Whatever info you need, I will certainly do my best to get for you. I'll inbox you my name so you can find me on FB too. I still haven't gotten a phone call yet. I'm ready to slap him when I see him, just for making me wait. Steven set up his direct deposit the day before he shipped off. He did all of his paperwork then. In his letter he said he was in a great division, that everyone worked as a team. I'm grateful for that. He's actually doing very good. Div 350, I'm guessing the 2 are brother divisions. Where is he shipping to after PIR? He goes to Groton for Sub school. From what it seems like, it depends on where your A school is. I haven't sealed today's letter yet. I can ask him how he found out about liberty. He'll probably get that before he picks up a phone and calls me. I'm so excited for you that you did hear from him!!!!
Good morning! Yes, it was so nice to hear my son's voice. I so hope they can earn another call before the "I am a sailor" one right before PIR. My son also said they were struggling to work as a team but that it was starting to come together. Everything I have read says that weeks 4 and 5 see great strides in that area and they become close and start working hard for one another. He passed all of the physical testing but the sit ups by just a few but thinks he will have it next round. He did say he has added 3 inches to his waist! At 6 feet tall and 125 pounds he was looking forward to bulking up! Our boys will be headed to separate coasts for A school. Mine will be at the DLI (Defensive Language Institute) in Monterey, California for CTI (Cryptology Technical Interpretive).
Actually, he is still on this "ship" at RTC, Great Lakes. His PIR is next week Friday the 23rd. He will then be going to Groton, CT for A-school as a STS (sonar technician submarine). He says that he will not actually be on active duty for likely another year or so.
I received my letter on Monday. To say I was excited to see my daughters handwriting was an understatement. I hope you receive yours soon so you will know for sure. I am new to all this Navy stuff, my husband was Army it is different.
Hi- I'm not the most saavy facebook user either! LOL If you log onto facebook and in the search bar type in US Navy Recruit Training Command. you should find it If you "like" it then it will be kinda bookmarked for you. I tried to cut & paste but it didn't work. If all else fails if you give me your facebook name,I think I can send it then. Let me know. LOL I know enough about computers to get me in trouble! LOL The trivia question to day was really hard!!
I pray you get your letter today. I tell ya...I feel much better now.
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!