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.
I am happily married to my wonderful husband Marc. We have 4 children, Joscelyn (21), Cody (18), Jenna (15) and Connor (9). My son Cody is joining the Navy. I am very nervous and proud all at the same time.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
My son will have respect and support every step of the way.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
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Twenty-one is a tough age. It must be so hard for you watching your daughter find her way.
Christian was going to nursing school and was doing his clinicals and then quit because he thought he wanted to be a police officer. He was accepted in the class and then said he didn't want to do that. He decided to go into the Navy. He originally wanted to go in the Navy right after high school but then was persuaded not to. Christian was previously told he would leave in September but then the date changed to May so it happened pretty quickly for us too.
What are some of your co-workers tips; I can certainly use some?
I will be happy to share with you things that I learn along the way I believe his graduation date will be July 29th around the time your son is leaving. Did Cody pick a job yet? Christian chose Operations Specialist.
I am hoping to meet some moms on this site whose son or daughter left the same time as Christian.
My son is not much of a writer, but I am hoping he will drop me a line or two so that I have his address. My son will be 22 in August. He has a twin brother who is home for the summer but will be finishing up college in the fall. I have a 27 year-old daughter who is a pharmacist and works for the Commission Corp.
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