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 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).
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.
**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED. Vaccinations still 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.
I'm trying to still figure out this site too. I don't know if anyone has responded to anything I've said, unless I send a personal message, which is what I've been doing. Anyways, I am doing better, thanks for asking. I've realized I could take off Mondays and Tuesdays from stalking the mailman, and Wednesdays, my antennae are up...and Thursday.... Look out Mailman! There had better be something from my son! .... So, I'm able to fit more time in to relax. Lol! just kidding! I've found comedy is helping also.
But, really it is getting easier with time and hearing other's stories. Thanks for getting back to me! Keep in touch...
Hi Nancy. I'm so glad that he took the time to write you. I heard he grinned from ear to ear when he received mail at mail call & he was very excited about having someone to write back to. It feels so good to put a smile on someone elses face, doesn't it?
Thanks from me & my son for reading my plee, and stepping up!
Hey! How are you holding up? I noticed you are the closest to me, in miles. I'm back from camping and came home to find the form letter from my son! I think I can relax more! He said, he was doing good. that he had just given a pint of blood and almost fainted (ha ha) and that he had not started PT yet.(but, this was still the first week) he said, the date is the 20th. He said, he loved and missed us all dearly, and would write more soon!
That was all I needed to know HE IS OK.
It took 8 days from Great Lakes to California. I'm gonna go with... this is going to be the norm. Just so I don't keep building on this anxiety, thats keeping me up at night.
Do you think our sons have become friends?... Being they left the same day, are in the same ship and division? I suppose its possible. There are 80 of them in each division. At least, that is what his recruiter tells me. I'd like to hear from you. keep in touch.
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!