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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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.
I am a Navy mom and I can tell you that it is difficult during bootcamp to not be able to speak to your child but we made it through and he has now been in for 2 years. I am very proud of him and…Continue
I just send 2 texts messages to my son's cell phone. I send him pictures of the furniture I moved around our house. I know he will not sees it until he got his phone back, but he will see them soon as he get his cell…"
"You are welcome. I still give my son words of encouragement when it hits my heart to do it. I am so glad that you are sharing with him. Feel free to reach out to me through my e-mail if you want. I can help write what ever message personally that…"
Thank you for sharing. It is most inspiring to read how you lived through it. I was thinking of writing to my son every day, but I want to make sure I say what can help him. So I will write three times a…"
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I am a Navy mom and I can tell you that it is difficult during bootcamp to not be able to speak to your child but we made it through and he has now been in for 2 years. I am very proud of him and what the Navy has done for him. Hang in there. You will be two years out before you know it. I want to share that when my son was in bootcamp, I wrote him letters daily. One of the things that I did for him in his letters is that I wrote a poem of encouragement in each one. I wanted the letters to be…See More
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Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community…"
I am a mother of a Navy Corpsman. I am an Executive Assistant, Life Coach, Published Author, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, and anything else I can do to keep my hands and heart busy.
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Please read the Community Guidelines. I've removed your post as it goes specifically against them. If you want to give your info to members in a PM that might be ok but unfortunately you can't post it in an open forum. Thank you.
Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelinesand this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.
Then jump right in! Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.
Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!
Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor. Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!
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Please note - there are blue hyperlinks up above. Click on them and they will take you directly to the groups.