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.
Candy, Congrats to your sailor, so glad to hear the news! I thought I saw you at the photo place on Friday, now I wish I would have walked over and said hello! My son Doug is also at Meridian - he is studying to be a logistics specialist. What is your sailor's assignment? Take care and congrats! Kim
Hi Candy! I was wondering how your son is doing and if you have heard from him. I hope he is doing well.. Doug failed his final PRT with his division and was put with a FIT division, where they ran them to death, but he did finally pass. I hope you receive good news soon. Please keep us posted. My prayers are with you and your son.
Wow special Ed! Thats awesome, good for you! I hope you find a French job soon, though. I totally agree with you when you said all that is taught is Spanish!! Its actually really hard to find a school that teaches French! I really wish I would have learned in high school but mine only offered Spanish. In my hometown, there are 2 smaller colleges, and neither one offers French!! That's crazy!! Where do you live? That's great your son likes languages...some people definitely have a gift for it! That is such an asset to have more than one language under your belt!
That's great that you are a French teacher! How long have you been teaching? And is your son going to specialize in languages in the Navy? It seems bilingual and trilingual people are always especially useful in the armed forces! Very cool!
Candy...I too enjoyed your pics! When Ashley called me at work tears just fell and my mind was racing with thoughts and for got to ask, she also was going to call her bf..it was his b-day:) she should get her letter soon asking if she knows you son!!! I cant wait to hear!
I've got to remember to check the bottom of my page for messages! I posted on the bulletin board before I saw this. I can't believe your son's recruiter didn't tell him you could go. I'm glad your son was in the video too!