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 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.
Yep, his life has been full of trainers too. Think he's glad to finish that and the first quiz. He is going to be an FT - fire tech. It was his first choice so I think he's happy. He's enjoying it over there too; think he's enjoying the freedom more than anything!
I won't be going to the BESS graduation but hope to go to the final graduation from "A" school sometime next year. That's when all of the hard work will finally be finished and his Navy career really starts.
Were you and your husband at the airport the morning after PIR? I could have sworn I either saw you or spoke to you at the airport! I may be getting you confused with someone else but I could have sworn I saw you there. It was nice to get that extra hour with them. Met some of my sons friends; they are all some fine young gentlemen. I'm so glad he picked this for his career!
My youngest son (who'll be a senior in high school this year) has started on his journey to join the Navy as well. He filled out his paperwork and is beginning the process of going to MEPs for his physical and things like that. Two sons in the military - I would never have believed it!!
Hope this finds you well. Enjoy BESS graduation! If you get a group picture let me know if you see a tall 6'4" boy in them because that's my son!!!!! Take care!
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