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.
jagcrazy- sooo sorry for your loss. My father in law is 92 and my son and I talked about what ifs and decided it best to wait until after PIR, So far so good. but I admire your decision to wait, It will be hard but will be for the best in the end. Can't wait till 3-15, hugs till we all get to meet.
Hi moms, my son also left on the 22nd out of DFW. I got his box today and am now anxiously waiting for his letter. Even though this isn't my first time to send one to boot camp (Oldest went Army), it is still really difficult to walk past the empty bedroom. Thanks for all the encouraging words.
Me too I have to have my son at his recruiters at 3 then we are following them to the hotel and taking him to dinner then meps in the am and seeing him off to bootcamp I'm am so proud of him and happy but at the same time very sad and will miss him deeply he is my oldest but that does not change how I feel and how much I will miss him good luck and let me know how you made out :)
Nice to hear from a mom that there son will be there the same day.josiah is the rate en and will be leaving the 22nd from york,Pennsylvania he will be at meps on the 21st as well we are staying the night with him and taking him to dinner then the swearing in the next morning hoping I am ready for this how are you doing?
I have been sending cards back to your requests...Have you checked in your spam folder...maybe they went there...??...Let me know if you still didn't get them, I will figure something out....if I have to I will just copy the numbers and send them that way..lol
I hope that it all works out for you and your future Sailor. It is possible that he could be in a Push division and only be at the RTC 7 1/2 weeks since he is arriving at the beginning of the week, so you may be fine. Be sure to check out the discussion, Things to Do in the Last Month Before Your Future Sailor Leaves for the RTC, as you prepare for him to leave. Take care and blessings to you and yours.
Thanks for the Friend request; I hope we can be around for some time to support each other. You will not know your future Sailor's PIR date for certain until you get the form letter about 2 weeks after he arrives. To guestimate his PIR date, count 9 Fridays after he arrives to get the most likely date, March 22, but know that it could be the week before, March 15, if he is one of the last to fill a division from the previous week, which is possible for him since he will be arriving on a Tuesday, or the week after, March 29, which is less likely to happen for him than if he were arriving later in the week. If there is ever anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours.