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 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.
We have our son's Power School Graduation coming up soon. I was wondering what to expect. Is it similar to Boot Camp Graduation? I know that it will be much bigger than the A-School Graduation. …Continue
Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor! For information on packing and shipping, go to the Molly's group page and click on "New Moms Read First." If you have questions or need help, PLEASE do not hesitate to send me a message.
Also on Molly's page, you can find our current adoption in the "Discussion Forum".
Be sure to leave comments on the Molly's page, you are going to make friends with some wonderful moms!
Bonnie just wanted you to know I got a text saying "Sooo I'm qualified" Thanks for your paryers for him and ME. He now just asked about what dessert to bring for staff. What do you know about that "tradition"?
Bonnie, I should have put a little note in the package concerning the Mini. It is for you, to say thanks for your order. When people place a larger order with me I like to give them something special. Here in MN I sometimes cover the tax. So glad to hear your sailors success on the 50. Mine shared that after all parts of the 100 were graded, he passed them all. He also said he had 14 more signatures to get then oral boards on the 8th. We are talking now about how all his stuff gets back here and he to his ship, and where his truck will be when he is out on the boat. Glad you came through the storm in good shape. I am taking tomorrow off and will have some excitement here. A TV station from the twin cities, KSTP has a program called "On the Road" A couple months back I wrote a letter, sent a sample suncatcher, and asked if they would consider featuring my in home business. They will be here tomorrow morning and probably film me working with beads at my kitchen table. I am just a little nervous. Will let you know how it goes. Take Care,and God Bless
Bonnie, I was going to respond last night (11:55) when I was on checking email, but decided I was better off going to bed and saving the emails for this evening. Yes, I am up way to late at times, I like getting in to things when house is quiet. It is a bad habit I got in to long ago when I worked a rotating swing shift in a factory. I know exactly what our guys go through on crew with the shift schedule as mine was almost identical in the plastic factory that ran 24/7 with 4 shifts. Funny thing is our sailor is our one and only and the house is pretty quiet all the time now. Sometimes I get 'lost' with my beads and the different things I do with my sun catchers. Next thing I know it is midnight. That is only bad when I need to be at school by 8 the next morning. I need to get some new pics of Holiday 2012 on the etsy site. Maybe tonight yet??? Glad you like what I make, I sure enjoy putting them together. I do give a 10% discount on sales to any military families. Will talk to you later.
Hi, My sailor started June 11. He had moved up to Saratoga Springs in April and was on Prefill. He lives with 4 other sailors in a 5 bedroom house about 20 min from the ractor plant. I remember there was a test when they first got there. but I thought that was to measure radiation. When he did start it was class. and there was a test I think called "off Crew" when the class part was finished. The 50% I think is about half way through and it tests what they know so far. I too find worry creeps in my thinking, but I try to remind myself that my worry does no good, so I thank God to be taking care of the details in his schooling, getting along with the 4 roomates, traveling to and from, etc. etc....I also remind myself of the fact that he has done fine and come this far, and as I tell him often "What one can do another can do!" What State are you from? We flew out a month ago when he had his first 4 day break.
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