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 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.
MY SON WILL BE GRADUATING FROM BOOT CAMP IN FEB AND I AM IN TEXAS, DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANY CHEAP WAY TO GET UP THERE; FUNDS ARE VERY TIGHT BUT I REALLY WANT TO BE THERE...ANY HELP WITH BE GREATLY APPRECIATED..
Hey, no problem with the name! The recruits are known by their last names....so when you post your recruit's last name, it is a breach of security for the Navy. Also..the RDCs (your recruit's bosses!) DO read this site...and they will comment to the recruits on comments made here . We don't want to make the recruits' journey harder...even if the RDCs are messing around with them. We have to be very careful what info we post. One lady in a past PIR group posted that her hubby said that RDC (named his name) is an idiot and he can't stand him...and another lady commented above hers that maybe when she met that RDC at PIR she needed to kick him in the you-know-whats! UGH! Thank goodness the creator of the group deleted those 2 comments immediately. That could have cost not only that recruit a very rough time, but his whole division. They stress teamwork in bc....if one screws up, all in the division may pay the price (IT - intensive training--for 2 hours!). You just don't want your recruit identified with your posts by an RDC, no matter how tame the posts are!
I will be there and our sons are together! So I will be more than happy to do that for you. I will even mention in my next letter to my son about making sure we get him to us. Do you know if he is spending any time with another family? He is more than welcome to hang with us! You can private message me if you would like and we can discuss this more informally.
Hey! You will need to delete you post because you gave your recruit's full name! SORRY! Big no no...Navy security...and beyond that, ties your posts to your son ...the RDCs read this site so we try to remain a bit anonymous ! HA! I have a suggestion for you...please delete (click on the "x" by your post) and then repost your comment without your son's name. Also, if there is a discussion group at the top of the main board for your son's division, please post your question in there (no name there either)---you can private message his name to the lady who can help---names in private messages on here are fine. The ladies on previous groups have been wonderful in doing this for others who can't be there so I'm sure someone will do this! Good luck! Sorry you are going to miss it...be sure that you recruit orders the PIR DVD for sure...$29.
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!