This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
FIRST TIME HERE?
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 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.
my only child is in the navy & im having a hard time in being so far away from her.... i'm a first time navy mom & just want people to talk too, & find out new things on what to expect from this it is my daughter who is the one that decided on this all by herself....
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The Navy was not the right path for my loved one/me.
I truly understand how you feel. I have gone through my oldest son leaving home for college and then my second son left for the Navy 4 years later. Leaving for the military is so much harder because we just never know when we will see them again. I also find it is so much harder when girls leave for the military as I went through this with both of my daughters. Just this past weekend the hubby and I went to VA to visit the middle son and his wife and 3 year old daughter. We had a wonderful time and got to watch our son go across the stage to receive his college diploma!! He's been gone from home since 2003 but it's still hard to say goodby. This one is especially tough because my son is leaving soon for a tour to Afghanistan. So trust me, I totally relate to the crying in every state from her back to Ohio!!!! Come talk to the ladies on the group page. Many of them feel the same way you do and can let you know you are never alone in this journey!!!!
And you can talk to me any time you need to!!! I'm always here!!!!
I see you recently joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!!! We are a friendly caring group of moms and are always willing to listen, share and help each other whenever or wherever we can. We have Moms who have daughters in all phases of their Naval careers and we understand the concerns and anxieties new moms experience. Please feel free to join our chats, we love talking about everything from work, family, weather - whatever. Plus the joyful and anxiety filled journey of being a Navy Mom!!! Let us support you when you're missing her, lend an ear when you need to vent, and celebrate with you when you want to brag!! There is usually someone on every day, so we are a pretty active group!! We look forward to learning about you and your sailor!!! I am originally from Chardon, Ohio. Left right out of high school, enlisted in the Navy, but then moved back for several years in 2003!!! Again Welcome Aboard!!!!!