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 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed. Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.
**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).
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.
**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED. Vaccinations still 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.
Hi Victoria!! Our son is also an only child he is 21. I have booked the Ramada and can't wait to see him. I got my letter yesterday and the note from my son just made my day. We also have a discussion group for our ship/div on the PIR 4/13/12 group, join us!
My son is stationed at Bremerton WA, working on the USS Ronald Reagan while its in dry dock. He is loving it, close to snowboarding. After the refit he will go out for the first time. How about your sailor what job will they be doing after bootcamp?
Don't be shy about posting in the SF group (or any group). A lot of people think they have to have news or something clever to say. Just post what is on your mind that day. Feel free to VENT in the group. We have all been through it.
Hi Victoria, so glad you have found your way to the San Fran group. We have a great bunch of supporter - we love to get together. We have two in the East Bay coming up and one down the Peninsula. In addition, we have a survival guide to help you navigate the course of being a Navy mom.
I found this site INVALUABLE during my sons bootcamp a year ago. When you get his Ship# and Division# and Graduation (PIR) day then you can join those groups. Everyone pools their info about bootcmap they are getting from Recruits.
Its very bittersweet as they leave for Bcamp you are sad to see them go but happy that they are embarking on a wonderful new career
Hope this has been helpful, dont hesitate to ask as we have all been 'new' Navy Moms!
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!
Happy new year. Please join our wonderful San Francisco Bay Area Navy Familiesgroup (clickable link). We have members in San Fran area, in Marin, in the East Bay and South Bay. We have two meet and greets in the East Bay this spring, one in Petaluma and one down the Peninsula. The info is on the group's page. You'll love the local support.
I'll try to find other whose sons/daughters are also starting BC in Feb.