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.
I have 4 kids - 3 girls and a son. Two of which are my step daughters...my son is the youngest, he is 19. He signs up for the Navy Thursday, Sept. 1st. And I am just sick over it. I am happy that he is doing something he really wants to do, but the thought of my "baby" leaving, makes me sick to my stomach. I know other parents go thru this, I just don't know how. I have been struggling with the "empty nest" thing for the last 5 months. But this is horrible. I have been encouraging him since he first told me, but I am also so sad.
Trish I am so happy to hear you have more time with your son. Cherish every minute you can, my son spent the last 30 days he had with his friends and that was hard for me, but I talked to him everyday. Like you we talk to our sons everyday and for me, yes that is the hardest part of him being gone! 30 more days until my son graduates, I can hardly wait to see him. I write him everyday! Hang in there Trish, we are here for each other!
Good Luck Trish! If you are like me you will cry when your son leaves, I tried not to cry to much in front of him, but bawled like a baby when he didn't see me! My son is in day 28 of boot camp. He graduates on 10/14. It has gotten easier, but I still cry everyday to some extent. Let me know how you are doing!!
Trish....it does get a bit easier...i've gotten 2 letters now from my son and he is doing well, he is actually the petty officer in his division for mail delivery! What a cool job he chose. He said bc would be a breeze if it wasn't for some of the idiots in his division!
I know what you mean about the mixed feelings.....I tried not to cry in front of him, to just enourange him.....I am waiting for his first letter home....it's driving me crazy not to have gotten it yet!
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