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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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.
Hi! Just curious, what has your fiance been told about his A and C school? My boyfriend's A school (he is going for IT ATF), is 16 weeks and then he was told his C school is 19 weeks. Have you ever heard of them having two C schools? Do you know where his C school will be? Michael said his will probably be in Pensacola, also, but isn't sure :( Anyways, hope all is going good with your move!
Hey Anjelica! I bet you are super stoked about Friday!!! My SR PIR is 4/22. Oh my goodness, it can't come soon enough! =) Will you be moving with your boyfriend to Pensacola? My SR is going for IT, also, and said his A school is 16 weeks and his C school 19 weeks. That's only 9 1/2 months, but I've heard of people moving for less than that. Just wondering :)
PS - How long were you able to talk to you SAILOR(: when he made his BS21 call??
I did hear from my son. Well first I got a 10 page journal in the mail. I stopped everything and read it all. It was so-o-o-o great!! Then as I was going to pick up my little ones, I got a call from the 847 area code and I knew it was him. He said he only had like 2 minutes but it turned out to be 6 minutes so that was great!! He has a cold so he has been sick for 2 weeks. He sounded really good and said everyone is getting another haircut tomorrow. In one of my letters I asked about his friends and turns out he doesn't have any friends but he does have 85 brothers!! That was way cool!! I will be flying in on the 13th and staying at the Quality Inn in Waukegan. That is great that his parents are so close. Boy that saves money!!! I feel so much better that I have talked to him though!! Wow, what a great day!!
That is good to hear! I haven't seen anymore letters, just one so far. I am happy with that though. I still haven't received his box though. I am getting concerned!! That is sweet and I'm glad that she doesn't really realize that daddy is not home now. It would be harder if she were older. At least we can say it is only 2 months. We only have like 38 days to go. Almost half way through!! Are you going to PIR? Where are you staying if so?
I'm glad you heard from him twice. Hearing his voice is probably the best. My little ones are good. They miss their big brother. I had them both, age 5 and 6, draw him a picture and I sent it the other day. I am trying to write daily so I hope they are getting their mail. Did your fiance say anything about the mail? How is your little one?
I haven't talked to you in a while. I just wanted to see how you were. I hear others are receiving phone calls. None yet for me but I know it is coming!! I haven't received his box yet but I did receive a letter!! It was wonderful to get a letter, to see him write in block letters,...and he sounded so-o-o good!! talk to you soon!!
:( That is so sad! I thought our dog would have serious problems but he seems to be doing ok. I just found out about a meet-and-greet thing on the 14th. I honestly can't remember who told me so if it was you im sorry! I am on info overload. But I think we will try to go to that! Anyway take care and keep in touch! :)