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**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).  


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**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


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What to send my SR in bootcamp

Posted on August 8, 2012 at 8:58am 1 Comment

I have been reading the blogs, the discussions, everything I can to gain as much knowledge as I can to ensure my son is "well cared for" by mommy, even while in bootcamp! haha! Anyway, from day one, all the recruiter ever told me was "Nothing but the clothes on his back, then just plain 2 or 3 page letters until PIR". OK, now Im reading through the posts on this site, and I see moms who send their kids envelopes and stamps! OH NO!! I thought that was taken care of for him, so I put together…


Graduation Question

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 8:27am 12 Comments

Hi Ladies! I have a question....maybe more like a decision I need you all to help me with. My son will graduate bootcamp September 21, 2012. He is a "grad and go" to Pensacola. My understanding of that is he, well, graduates and goes! LOL!  I dont think he will have any time with us, I have heard they can leave anywhere from immediately after PIR to that Sunday. I want to be there for PIR, will need to book a flight for his dad and I. So I'm wondering - would it be better to skip PIR…


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At 9:24am on September 11, 2012, diannep said…

To answer your question posted on the PIR page, I believe they will be going through on Thurs night this week, calls on Fri afternoon.

At 1:35am on August 11, 2012, IndyMom said…

Hi.  How have you been since he left.  I would not miss PIR.  He could leave Saturday or Sunday.  My son left on Saturday, but his flight didn't leave until late that afternoon.  Some SR's got permission to leave the airport, we just met him there, hung out, gave him his laptop, boxers, cell phone, Nook, and IPod, and then went to lunch.  It was fun.  You can wait till he gets to A School but they don't get off base liberty for several weeks after they get there so thats an additional 2-4 weeks that you won't see him. There is also a chance he won't ship unitl Sunday. 

At 11:49am on August 8, 2012, lemonelephant said…

Thanks for the Friend request.  I hope we can support each other for some time.  If there is ever anything I can help with, don't hesitate to ask.  Take care and blessings to you and yours.

At 10:24am on July 28, 2012, IndyMom said…

Things are good with me.  We moved into a new house in May and we have been doing a lot of traveling this summer.  I teach college in the fall and I also sell real estate-so I haven't had much down time...but I still catch myself crying.  Events like the Aurora shootings and just reading the website bring back memories of how I felt when he left.  I new this day would come, but it is so hard letting go. 

HaHa about the underwear.  They get plenty of those ugly tigthy whitey's.  The first thing my son asked me to bring to PIR besides his phone was boxer shorts.  LOL As far as Christmas-A Schools are closed for Chirstmas, usually for about 2 weeks.  They can take leave days to come home.  My son loves A School.  Last night was his first night off base liberty and he was having fun.  He is over 21 so he doesn't have to worry about drinking anymore...of course they can not get crazy or they will get in trouble.  I think at this point to he has to be in by eleven.  He said he has made so good friends-so things are good.  You should get your first letter around the middle/end of the thrid week.  They can write on Sundays at first.  Expect your first call week four and from experience start keeping your phone with you at all times as calls can come at anytime. With your recruiter messing up the paperwork you may get extra calls for information they need.  First letter is usually not good-so be prepared.  Then, each of the letters that follow are more upbeat if things are going well in his division.  So, feel free to ask anyother questions that come up or express any feelings you might have.  Keep the faith!

At 7:34pm on July 27, 2012, IndyMom said…

Hi. Do not worry about him not being close.  My son and I are very close and BC didn't change that.  He calls me almost everyday from A School.  Bc did change him in a good way, but he still loves his mama- so don't worry.

At 12:11pm on July 16, 2012, IndyMom said…

My heart is breaking for all of you..because I can relate.  For us it was because he could not go in as an officer,  but he at least he got the field he wanted.  I just want to get on a plane and let that recruiter have it. He is getting the job he wanted now so why would he begrudge your son getting his job.  Maybe that is it..he feels your son shouldn't have it easy.  Well, the lasix thing I believe depends on whether it is necessary for your job if the Navy is to pay for it, but I am not sure.  My son decided he wanted to get it done before he left, but we waited to long to make the decision and it requires several follow-ups so he couldn't do it.  I still wish in my heart you guys would reconsider your decision, but I support you not matter what.  We will just pray that it will all be okay. Please keep in touch and I will give you the necessary info as you go through this journey.

At 8:57am on July 12, 2012, IndyMom said…

That recruiter is unethical and a bully.  He needs to be reported to the Navy.  My son's recruiter tried to do a similar thing and I enlisted the support of your national congressman and we stcuk to our guns.  This is your son's life and just because that guy needs to meet his quoto is not your son's responsiblity. It is oblivious to me why he is running scared..he is responsible to the Navy but he also has a responsibility to your son.  I would not meet wth him at all or without the presence of another recruiter.  I know they told my son until the day you ship and you see tht final contract you can walk away. I leave for Great Lakes today, but please call me if you need any additional support. If you freind me I will send my phone number in case you have any other questions.

At 4:44pm on April 17, 2012, Navy for Moms Admin said…

Welcome to Navy For 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!  

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Enjoy your time here! I look forward (along with the community) to reading more about you! :) 



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