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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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 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). Still limited to 2 guests maximum.
Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED
MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED.
NO MASK, NO ENTRY
**UPDATE - 2020**
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
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.
Im a Navy Veteran and come from a long line of military members.. and now my oldest son is preparing to go to boot camp. Im from California... was primarily stationed in Maine where most of my extended family lives. travel alot during my enlistment... Have 2 sons... my youngest is getting ready to graduate high school and head off to college.. but you never know, he might change his mind and enlist too.... I now live in kentucky with my husband and boys... been here for 12 years and really love it....... .
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Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
as a veteran i learned was love of country , family and god... discipline respect... the list could go on.... I have taught my children the same values, it has helped them earn the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America... and now will use it to further his career in the Navy...
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
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Just learned that our Grandson will now be training (while he is on hold) with the Seals on San Clemente Island for a couple of weeks and then with the EOD (again) for also a couple of weeks...kind of unusually but it is better than painting ships...he is quite excited...today my husband and I are meeting for Lunch with Navy Moms from Inland Empire SoCal...take care and I just wanted to give you an up date....any more news about your son going to Hawaii?
You are so sweet!! He was in Div. 041. Had shin splints and kept running, so it developed into stress fractures in his ankle. We got the call from him on Wed., 1/4. The call he made was so short (and at 6am, so I wasn't thinking too clearly to ask all the questions I would normally have asked), and he had just been xfered in. We did receive a letter yesterday, and he sounded so down that it was truly heartbreaking. He's normally a pretty "up" guy, so hopefully he'll get his normal personality back soon and be himself again. Thank you so much for your kindness and caring. It really helps to know that others are going through the same thing. Reading some of the posts for Div. 2341, it looks like stress fractures are a very common injury. I'm sure he's receiving great care, so I do feel better now.
How about your SR? Doing better? I noticed people talking about Phases of care. Does that refer to where they are in the "healing" process and how long until they are fit for duty again (if you know)? Thanks again!!
barbydahlzz, I am so sad that I wont get to meet you at PIR and that your son wont be graduating with this group. I know it's a huge disappointment for you. I hope this doesn't make you feel worse but a lot of Navy moms will be the better for the fact that you will wind up in two groups. Whenever I come on line yours is one of the pictures that I look for. You are always ready to rejoice when someone else gets good news or commiserate when they don't. Your empathy and support have made this journey a lot easier for me and I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. You've made me a better Navy mom. You may not wear a uniform these days but you still serve the Navy. Thank you.
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