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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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 the mother of three wonderful kids. I have two girls in High School and my son just completed his first year.
My husband of 11yrs comes from a military family. His father and two bothers are Ret. Air Force.
We are very proud of our son for joining the Navy. He is following in my fathers foot steps. As proud as we are, being away from our son is extremely difficult on me and his sisters.
My husband is a Lt. with our Fire Dept. for the last 25yrs. I am a stay at home mom and teach swim lessons w Infant Swimming Resource.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
As a mother, it has been very difficult not seeing my son for nearly one year. The most important thing that I've learned is "you need to let go" and take comfort in knowing that our loved ones are safe and learning skills that will last a life time.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
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Hi Michelle, I'm glad to hear they will be going to school together. We're counting the days too. My Husband and I will be going to the Meet & Greet, I'm not sure if my daughter's flight will arrive in time for it, but she will be at PIR. I just got the white scarves for her & I yesterday. That reminds me, I don't think I even mentioned the scarf to her yet. I probably should :) She's a few years older than her brother and so proud of him. It's really nice to see that. I'm looking forward to meeting you.
You can join another group called PIR Reference Information. Under the "dicussion" section, top few...info regarding what to wear, expect and arrival time.
We are a family of 5, we are planning to arrive at the Training Centerclose to 7am. We will have a rental car and are anticipating lines and checkpoints...hope this helps.
My son is doing GREAT! : ) At first, not used to the new schedule...but is now in the routine making friends with some really "good guys". Not sure if we will make it to the meet and greet, but we'll try. Have you ordered a Proud Navy hoodie, yet?
All 5 of us have match Proud Navy....can't wait! Thanks
Hi Michelle, welcome. Your right, so far there doesn't seem to be too many of us from Div 101. My son's name is Russell. We're looking forward to going to Chicago for PIR. Will you be going? He will be going to Pensicola for A-School after Bootcamp. Donna
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