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 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 so glad that I found this site and thanks for approving me. My youngest son leaves for boot camp on July 5 and I can't get anything out of him!! I finally went and talked to the recruiter a…Continue
Hi Jana. Thanks for sending a friend request. So, where is your son stationed? Is he still in Naples? I guess you probably know that my husband and I are in Virginia Beach, VA. and that we open our home to the sailors(and soldiers, marines as well) on the weekends. We've been doing this for almost 14 years.
Well then that good new if he does come to san Antonio I live close by we can link up if you care to. Also I was looking into american airlines. they had cheap fars was well. I plan to live on thursday because i am Teacher and I will be just starting school as well. I was just talking to her father and telling him i was planing to come back on monday night just in case we get to spend sunday late with her. but if you dont fly in to chicago the other place milw is about 1 hr way from where you need to be make sure you look at everything. :)
Hi Jana - Thanks so much for sharing your plans about dropping off your son. My son sounds very similar. He didn't want me going to MEPs or taking him out for dinner. He has since talked to his recruiter and has decided that it isn't all that out of the ordinary - other recruits do it and I promised to have him back on time. So, as of today I've gotten the ok for both dinner and he's even said he would be fine if I went down to MEPs to see him sworn in - so YAY! He doesn't ship out to BC until the end of September but I know the time is going to fly by.
I've added you as a friend - hope that is ok. Looking forward to getting to know you and supporting you through the whole experience.