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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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.
Like you said, at least he's nearby :-) I'm still waiting for my guy to pass Battle Stations (tonight) so that I will get a phone call and can ask him where he's going after Great Lakes. I don't know if he goes straight to Boston or if he has some sort of school to complete before going there. Congratulations on y'all making it this far though!!
Jackie--I don't know what is wrong with my work computer, but it won't let me comment on some of the pages and I can't send a message to you--grrrrr! lol
I will send you the info as soon as I get off work =)
Thank you soooo very much!
Nope - not making it to PIR unfortunately ;-( Hoping that my sister and her husband can go to represent me though. They would have lots of fun together. I'm just going to have to stop in Boston when I'm back in the states for my daughters college graduation next May. By that time hopefully he'll be fully trained and I can go on one of his tours of the ship.
Are you planning to move to Meridian while your husband is there?
I've been searching Navy4Moms and still can't find anyone else assigned to the Constitution...
My best friend here in Australia is from Meridian Mississippi ;-) That's great for y'all since you're in LA too I expect. Congratulations! I got the impression that my guy is heading straight to Boston, but again, I was only on the phone for about 25 minutes and didn't know what questions to ask - was still too busy being excited about the role. He did go in to boot camp undesignated though - so he had no A school assignment. He's been the dental yeoman for his division at Great Lakes and Yeoman seems like a good assignment. Hopefully your husband will love it! I'll keep an eye open for any groups about sailors on the Constitution and will let you know what I find! There is a group on Facebook too: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=663140890#!/ussconstitutionofficial
Hmmm...my son mentioned having to go to school for 6 months to start with to learn the history of the ship and presumably to learn how to sail it but he indicated it's a full 2 year assignment. He's got a degree in History already though so maybe that means something? Who knows really! So does your guy go from Great Lakes to another school, or to Boston, or do you know yet?
Hi Jackie - my son PIRs on Sept 10, but I wanted to connect with you because he just got assigned to the USS Constitution too! So excited for these guys. What an honor :-) I can't find any other Boston Constitution groups on here but wanted to connect and maybe we can start one since it sounds like they recruited heavily out of these last few groups at Great Lakes. My kid said they interviewed 60 guys and he was the only one who made it. So many odd things can wash them out of consideration...accent, acne scars, fear of heights, being assigned to nuke already. This is so perfect for him it's scary!