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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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 daughter just recently enlisted. I come from a long line of Navy men. One of my cousins is currently serving as is one of my nephews.
But...I am now a proud NAVY MOM!
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Was proud and encouraged it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
It was hard at first...she pushed me because she is only 17. Biggest reason is that I wanted to make sure she was joining for the right reason. I don't think I've ever seen her so gun-ho and grown-up about anything else in her life. We've started working out very early in the morning together to get her ready for boot camp. It's been a roller coaster but a great ride so far.
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
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Well welcome to our snowy (??!!) Waukegan!!! So sorry your daughter is feeling apprehensive about leaving her orders behind. At least with everything being computerized they can still get her checked in and such. I'm sure she's not the first sailor to do something like that. I'm sure that won't make her feel better, but it could be worse!! :) Did she have any other records with her orders? You can always overnight them to her after you get back home!! How long are you staying up here?
I am so happy for you that you get to spend time with your girl before she starts A school!!! Keep in mind that I am living here in Waukegan now, not far from Great Lakes!!! In fact I drive past it just about every day!!! If your girl ever needs anything while she is up here, she can always call on me!!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!! Any snow yet there in Ohio?
I see you joined the Moms of Daughters 2 group and I want to welcome you!!! We are a friendly, caring group of moms always willing to listen and support. Please feel free to jump in and join our chats!! We like to discuss everything from our sailors to our jobs, weather, whatever. It's also a great place if you want to yell, scream, vent, cry - - there is no judgment involved!!! Brag about your sailor but also tell us when you are hurting because you miss her so!!! You and I have quite a bit in common. I used to live in Mentor and I worked in downtown Painesville - - right across the street from the jail!!!! And when I was in the Navy I was an OS also. I always like seeing one of our girls in that rate!! Looking forward to getting to know you and your sailor!! Again, Welcome Aboard!!!!
Hi Faith! Thanks for the add. Just remember - when you are off crying in your office I am probably doing the same. :) So feel free to come on here and drop me a line - we can be big bawl babies together. People will say it gets easier - I don't know that easier is the right word - it does get different - in a good way. I guess your normal changes to a new normal - but how lucky are we to have such awesome kids. Kids that we don't want to see leave the house! :) Take care!!!
hello! my son is leaving on Wednesday...we live just North of Pittsburgh ( yeah Steeler country BIG TIME ) i never knew one person could have so many tears Tonight will be bad knowing this is his last night at home..... take care! Holly
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