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 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.
Thanks so much for the information. I am telling you my son says he misses us like crazy and he is fine then starts asking me questions and telling me to write more. LOL I even sent those questionaires thinking I would be able to get some information out of him. I think he probably figures I don't want to know the specifics although I ask in everyone of my letters. :) So you wonderful for sharing that with me. Thanks so much!
Makes it much nicer to know someone might be following him into the Nuke program. I am sure you are just as proud as I am. He will need lots of encouragement I am sure. We were based in Charleston for 3 years (before the base closed) and I have friends there. I am actually looking forward to visiting him. Will you be attending the PIR meet & greet?
I am actually living with his brother and sister in law who have three tiny people (two three year olds and a four year old). So I'm spending christmas with them. He got me a nice camera that I can't have until christmas :(
I live in Cali, so I already have warm weather :). I'm actually looking forward to SC because I'll live near my family agan :) his family is all over here in cali and mine are in NY. I'm missing xmas with them again this year :(. Hopeully next year I'll get my way :P
It was a really hard first week! I'm glad I got semi active on this site though, I found so many people who have been through exactly what I'm going through and people who are dealing with it right now.
but I'm keeping as busy as possible this season. Hopefully we will survive together, and meet up in goose creek!!
I got so many answers to all sorts of questions. Questions I didn't even know I had!
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!