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 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed. Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.
**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.
**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).
**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED. Vaccinations still required.
**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer 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 a nurse, a bookworm (lots of mystery novels), a music lover, and a collector of odd pieces of trivia. My husband is a bookworm, a history buff, and a collector of different odd pieces of trivia. Our son is the apple that didn't fall far from the tree.
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Thank you Jackie for your nice words. Im not ready for this I have depression sometimes and I dont want to get it again is just more difficult .I have those panic attack because I dont going to see him and that make me feel horrible . I just going to enjoy this month with him and think that is goign to be ok for the next two months that last boot camp. Is just not in my family , we are from a country doesnt have military so is being hard.My english is not perfect so sorry if I make mistake. He left out of the country yesterday with her girlfriend family and I just hit me thinking how I going to fell in a month . When he left I m goingto contact you again , Thank you so much Roxi
Hi Jackie, how are you? Thanks for adding me as your friend :) It has been a crazy emotional roller coaster ride since my son left on the 16th of Nov. I want to say I've been fortunate enough to have talked to him twice in one week and then a letter shortly after. I haven't got the form letter yet, that's ok as long as I have his address and div.#. His PIR date is Jan. 20th 2012. Asof now he made it as a 2nd Section leader in his div. Pretty tough job but I think he can handle it. My heart has been content since I talked to him and he sounded really good and not miserable. I do miss him a lot, the crying tapers off a little after 1 week, although Sunday is my bad day, it his favorite day of the week, that's our time to watch football, play the football pool and just hanging out with the family. I received the box and surprisingly, I was pretty calmed. Of course I got emotional when I saw the box, actually hugged the box but then when we opened it I know it's just his dirty clothes that needs to be washed. I finally washed them just this Friday, I had to sniff his shirt before putting in the wash, lol! My baby boy is a man now and I don't really want to dwell the fact that his gone, I'm learning a lot about this whole Navy thing and adjusting to the military life, while he is doing he's adjusting at BC, I'm doing the same. I miss my boy, but I have all the good and bad memories embedded in my mind and heart. Now I want to start creating memories of him being all grown up and mature. I hope you are doing well and coping well. We have another chapter in our lives...this should be an exciting one :) Take care....always here for you, Cristina
Well I changed jobs. I work three 12.5 hrs a week so it has been crazy. Worked 45 last week. So much harder that old job. On my feet all day. I will be going Tuesday morning and Wed.prob Thursday night or Fri morning. Keep going. takes two weeks to get it to be a habbit. Promise it helps
Apology accepted. I guess I misunderstood your comment and it caught me at a bad time. 2 weeks ago beleive me I didn't allow myself to cry or be sad around my son. I wanted to show him the fun times instead of moping around. Now that this day is here, I totally understand how everyone feels because I am now feelimg it. As I sit here at Meps at this very moment, my heart aches. I've been crying since yesterday and so drained. He was picked up earlier than scheduled, he was hardly packed we were at the bank when the call came thT his recruiter is picking him up in 45 mins. Imagine how I felt. No worries, I'm not upset at you. We're here to give each other support.
I like a big dummy decided to start a new job while he is away. I worked from 850 am to 925 pm then last day at old job today. Gym is in future this afternoon. I promised son I would go. It sucks miss him so much. Keep going girls it does help