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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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 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.
Hi this is Lorelei. My son is leaving for GL on 1-19-11. I can't believe it's already here. He's so excited and nervous about going and his dad and I are in shock. How did it get here so fast? Would…Continue
My daughter is Ship 7 Div 106. I'm so glad I found others in the same Div. She arrived BC on Jan. 19. I received her box on the 25th and her form letter the 27th. The best part was seeing her handwriting at the bottom of the last page! This site has been great for me.
The last few days are always difficult. You don't know how to behave. My son has been in the Navy for 4 years (time goes by fast). When my son started Officer Candidate School in '07 N4M didn't exist. We didn't know we were supposed to be concern. We took him to the airport. His dad shook his hand. I gave him a quick hug. We got the quickie phone call then nothing for several weeks. We had no idea he was going through anything difficult. I didn't join N4M until spring of 2009.
Sorry your Ducks lost last night!!!! I was cheering them on as one of my co-workers is also from OR. Your son reminds me of mine...he also has red hair but not as light as your son's. Mine is a bit darker. :)
You'll love this site. Some really great ladies here with lots of information and shoulders to lean on. Once your son leaves for bootcamp and you get his PIR (graduation) date, search for his PIR date and join that group. You will all be in the same boat and will be able to share news and sympathize. The first few weeks are tough because there is NO communication. Assure your son now that you will be with him in spirit. Write often - every day if possible. Be positive and remind your son how much you love him and how proud of him you are. My daughter said she lived for letters and making me proud was her motivation. Before you know it, you'll be exchanging letters, getting an occasional phone call and then you'll be in GL seeing your son in his dress uniform and getting those long awaited hugs.