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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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.
So any advice on my son who is going through a rough time. My ex and I have divorced recently he is leaving for the Navy in March and personally he needs to get away and clear his head. He has…Continue
I'm a proud mother of 2 wonderful boys. My eldest has joined the Navy and excited for him but also have apprehensions of what is to come. I love both my boys more than life. I'm currently divorced from his father and I need support to keep me informed of what his future may hold.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
Waiting to leave for Boot Camp
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was concerned or afraid
The Navy offers opportunities that...
My son will be well taken care of and he has a bright future with the Navy.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
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What is your future Sailor’s Navy Occupational Specialty (NOS) or field going to be? There are groups for most specialties and/or "A" Schools and knowing that will help you to better plan for PIR weekend.
Members are looking forward to meeting you and answering your questions. We're all here for you, so get ready for a ton of support! The more you learn about your son's occupational specialty (and there's a group for it), will not only help set your apprehensions aside, but enable you to be of help and support to him as he moves forward.
We ask that you not use last name in your Username (even if it differs from your Sailor's) and not post photos with names visible on uniforms. Please go to “Settings” on the main page to set your Username, add a profile image and complete your Profile. Then please read our Community Guidelines and this Operations Security checklist.
Jump right in! Browse around the site and check out the groups and their Discussion Forums. Search for groups for boot camp, your PIR date, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" school, duty station or homeport and ship, and also your own state, region or home town, and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas.
Be sure to introduce yourself when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - we were all new to this once, too :) We look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor, and welcome to the NAVY family!