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.
He left today. His flight left houston about an hour ago. Ready for my phone call. How are you doing? I dont think it has hit me yet. I was picking up around the house and starting to go in his room, but changed my mind.
Boo Steeler country...LOL. Thanks for the note...yes tonight is my daughter's last night at home...and she won't be. She is having dinner with us but spending the night with her friend. I have taken tomorrow off of work and so we will have all day tomorrow to hang out and just be together. We are having lunch at our favorite place, Olive Garden. Then my husband and I will take her to dinner tomorrow night in downtown Cleveland somewhere.
Hi Holly - How you doing? Was on my page and going threw all my 'friends' pages. I was reading your post about the empty nest. My youngest just graduated in June also (we homeschooled), but she is my last to leave. She's getting married next month on the 8th! I'm not so sure that I'm ready for this...though we really are happy for her and love our soon to be son-in-law, who is a really nice young man.
I'm a mom of four and the oldest is the one in the Navy. He is 25 and is currently in WA state....a looooooooooooooong way away from home. I missed him allot. He just graduated BC July 1st and was home on a 10 day leave last month before heading to his first command station.
They sure do grow up so fast don't they? Everyone used to say, 'Enjoy them while they are little because they grow up so fast!" They sure we're kidding, but I don't have any regrets as I have many sweet memories to hold in my heart as a mom. I loved being a mom from day one to now!
I have a 23 year old daughter in Bible college in Ohio, not too far...and a married 21 year old son in FL.
All my 'big' events were this year!! :) Greg Jr. enlisted in Feb. & left for BC May, Beth graduated HS June, Greg Jr. graduated BC July, Matthew married in July, Tray left for her first year of college in Aug. Greg came home in Augs. and Beth is marrying in Oct....it's been a crazy, busy, fun summer!
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