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 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.
Hi Jax! Glad to hear your sailor likes SA. Will he still be here for our hot, humid summer? Mine has never been away from home on his own and has never seen snow fall. He may be enjoying the novelty. I had to miss PIR :( But my husband and I are planning to visit GL in a month or two :)
Hi Jax! My name is Donna and I live in Plainville. Not sure how far away we are from each other, but it would be wonderful to have someone to talk with. My son is an MA. He is in the Reserves & his civilian job is with the NYPD. He has been deployed twice now and there have been rumors of another one coming up! I hope not, they always come at the worst times. Example: he was married in May, activated in July and shipped out in September (deployment #1). Then they had a baby girl in March, he was activated in April and shipped out in May. First time he left his bride, second time he left her alone with an infant!! She's saying no 2nd baby until he's been home to enjoy their daughter. Smart girl.
Hi Jax. Are you counting the days yet? I'm almost counting the hours! :) They should have had pictures taken this past Friday. He called Feb 1 and told us that was 3-4 day. So the 8th should have been 4-4 day. Last week, from what I hear, is the hardest week, outside of Battlestations. I'm sending a link to a page that breaks Boot Camp down, week by week, up to Week 6. Today should be 5-1 day, if my calculations are right.
Hi Jax..... my sailor has said that the food in boot was quite tasty... except for the eggs hahaha they wrecked havoc on his bowels to put it nicely HAHAHHAHAHA i don't remember is he tried veal.. 4 WEEKS TO GO!!
Hi. His rate is likely Master-At-Arms, abbreviated to MA. After being next to Lake Michigan for Boot Camp, he'll like the Texas weather! Our boy is going to be an Information Systems Technician ( IT ), and he'll be going to Pensacola, Florida for A-School. Wish WE could spend a few months there, too!
hey, everyone booked my flight/hotel accomadations and yep crying again. I realy am coocoo lately. anyway, flying southwest feb 28th-march 4th, and stating at The Resident Inn by Marriott-Waukegan. counting down the days.