This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.
FIRST TIME HERE?
FOLLOW THESE STEPS TO GET STARTED:
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 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 6/23/2022 - 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.
"Your son celebrated and rested as he needed. Sounds like time well spent. I will let mine take the lead. And we'll see what his orders are. By now your son is well into his training to become an aviator. I wish him the best."
"There is a good chance that your son will receive his orders upon Commissioning. May of 2018 was cold and rainy! We drove around Newport, and that night he took his siblings out to party with his class members. I remember he really…"
OCS is Officers Candidate School. It is where men and women get commissioned as Officers. Some do that at the Academy, some thru ROTC, and some go to OCS. All have to enlist prior to going to Newport. My son enlisted and…"
"When you say he was commissioned, what does that mean? My son is graduating from Officer's Boot Camp, Andy'sMom. I have wondered how much time we will have together. I come in Thursday afternoon. He graduates Friday morning. My return…"
"My son commissioned in May, 2018. We had 7 people, so I booked an Air BnB near base. He was actually able to come and stay with us the night before the ceremony. We had all day Saturday together and then we all had to leave to go…"
"We ended up getting a second room for my son at the hotel. He wanted some alone time as they get none at OCS. Maybe look for an air bnb so you have multiple bedrooms for a lower price than the hotel would be."
"Definitely stay closer to base. We stayed at the quality inn in Middletown. Thursday-Sunday. Depends on where yours is headed next and when he has to be there. Mine was staying in Newport for Supply school so he had all weekend off and had to report…"
Providence is pretty FAR from the base, and you will be making several trips back and forth during the weekend. Search for hotels in "Middletown, RI." Middletown is actually closer to the base than downtown Newport,…"
"Thank you for responding with this precise information, Cathy. Now I don't have to comb the Navy and Navy Mom sites. Gate 1 is at the Newport, Rhode Island location, correct?
Another question: Did you get a hotel room right there in…"
"My son graduated in May. He gave names of those attending the graduation. There were no “tickets” to pick up. We went through gate 1 and our names were on a list for graduation. We showed IDs and we’re allowed through the gates.…"
Hi, Moms, Does anyone know how to get these tickets? Do I need to wait until my son sends me an invitation? Then there's the issue of picking them up at a certain location prior to arrival at the gates. Lots to learn here!See More
"Welcome to NAVYforMoms.com!
Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community…"
Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.
Then jump right in! Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.
Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!
Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor. Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!
Your NAVYforMoms Admins
Please note - there are blue hyperlinks up above. Click on them and they will take you directly to the groups.