This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
FIRST TIME HERE?
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 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 see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly caring group of moms and are always willing to listen, share and help each other whenever or wherever we can. Please feel free to join our chats, we love talking about everything from work, family, weather - whatever. Plus the joyful and anxiety filled journey of being a Navy Mom!!! Let us support you when you're missing her, and lend an ear when you need to vent!! I see you have a son and a daughter serving. I have a daughter who enlisted in 08 and is out now, her twin sister who is starting her 8th week of Officer Candidate training, and a son on his 8th year of service and just reenlisted for 6 more. We look forward to learning about you and your sailor!!! What is your daughter's and son's rating? Again, Welcome Aboard!!
There are a couple of things that I can suggest for PIR......
1. Don't use your flash on your camera. They will come out dark.
2. Sit on the 1st, 2nd or 3rd row to get the best seat.
3. Get there early!!!! Get the best seat that way. :)
4. Buy one of those seats that you can sit on. Those bleachers are HARD!!!
5. Drive in on OHIO street. You'll go straight into the parking lot and into the Navy museum. A GREAT PLACE TO TAKE SOME FANTASTIC PICTURES!!!
6. Meet your SR in the NAVY FEDERAL Bank next to the NEX. They have coffee, a warm place to sit if it is windy or cold and it has windows that face their ship.
7. Take pictures of any thing that interests you. You will find that they will bring back memories. Because you will forget in all the excitement things that you saw.
8. You do NOT have to print off your gate pass if you are staying at the Navy Lodge or Ramada. I stayed at the Navy Lodge. It was GREAT!! A mile and a half away from the base.
9. Do only what your SR wants to do. The reason is that they are so cooped up and finally get out. Expect you SR to be a little skittish because of BC. They have to get used to figuring out that someone is NOT going to come yell at them all the time. :)
10. Buy a commemorative coin at the concession stand. They are $9 each and they are really cool looking. Great to give as a gift.
I thought about that my son donating his things because he has to pay for it, the only thing he would send back is his cell phone, but I could be wrong. I can't wait to get the form letter either. I know once I get a letter from him I will feel better. You're right its not the same as sending them to College because we still have communication.