This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
FIRST TIME HERE?
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 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.
Every time you have posted on N4M since 6 November 2008 when you joined you have posted your full name, TinaC...... (I only posted the first letter of your last name although the whole last name is visible above to help with PERSEC), since it is visible in the URL above and any time ANYONE (not just members of N4M, but ANYONE with access to the web) who happens upon one of your posts anywhere in the site. Yes, you probably made the change in your Username soon after joining the site, but this is the first time that one of your posts came to my attention. It really is not a good idea to have your full name up there nor is it a good idea to have your Sailor's pic up there. Please do consider the changes below to increase PERSEC.
I see you have changed your Username so that it no longer contains your last name; you also need to change the URL to this page. Make change 2 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) to take care of that. (If you are using a Smart phone, you will need to switch to Desktop View to make this change.) Also make change 3 while you are there so that this page is no longer open to EVERYONE (Anyone) with access to the web.
It's not a good idea to post a pic of your Sailor every time you post, so also make change 4.
There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes.
Another change that I recommend that is mentioned in change 1 is to change the ZIP code to one that is not easily associated with your Sailor.
Typo...Eric is an officer. He is a commander. Eric tried to explain what "on Staff" meant, but didn't follow it too well. What I could figure out way, that Eric is in charge of an unit that has to do with the communications part of the ship. Eric has been in the navy for nearly 17 years (yup, you read that right). He was just on board yesterday to make sure everything was going in the right direction. She has been in and out of port several times in the last week or so, doing some sort of manuvers and running her through her paces. They have to make sure that she is up to full time duty when they head out to the Persian Gulf. Are you coming Saturday? We can talk then.
Oops, I answered you on my page instead of yours. I'm sorry, it's been a strange week. One of my other sons' car was stolen Sunday night, I lost a dear friend Friday night, and my washer has gremlins. It somehow flooded my backyard :(