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 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). Still limited to 2 guests maximum.
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.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED
MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED.
NO MASK, NO ENTRY
**UPDATE - 2020**
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
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 Kelly--thanks for looking at my pictures..I didnt realize how old i look until i saw some of the pics from PIR...uugghhhh!! Its creeping up fast..lol
I just started to figure FB out, there are 4/5 of us N4M's on there, and every once in a while, we share a pic or comment...My info to find me is Janet Miller Greater Latrobe High School 1982..hope to see you over there. ..:))
Kelly, Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor, For more information, go to Molly's page and click on "View All" in the Discussion Forum. Then go to page 2 and read "Are you new to Molly's Adopt A Sailor?" If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message. Thanks for joining us!! Pat
I personally did not get a call, so glad you all did, Steven's gf called they went last night due to the weather, and I heard 61 came in second behind the seals!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God always saves the best for last, Remember First is Last & Last is First in God's Book, Now they I hear are stuck in Barracks tomorrow all day, And now they can have an unwind time. Yahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi Kelly, my son is also in this division. I don't know how many Master at Arms there are. He said he is becoming friends with one named Paul. He's also from NC as well. I kept waiting and waiting for that call yesterday! I'm really trying hard to know it may of only been that one call last Sunday. But, when you are so used to seeing your child every day and keeping track of where they are, the not knowing is a killer! I sure hope his division is working better as a team. My son said that it's rough going for them. My nephew graduated on 12/17 and he was in a great division. They got to call home all the time. My sister got a call at least every other week. Luck of the draw I guess as far as a division goes. We are still trying to figure out if we are driving or flying. My husband is taking that week from work. So, driving may be it for us. Don't want to run into bad weather to cancel a flight. We're originally from Worcester, MA. Have been down here in NC for 14 years.
Hi Kelly (correct?)! We are driving to Great Lakes from Mpls, MN. It's about an 8 hour drive. We won't be able to leave Mpls until my oldest son is done with his night class around 10:00 pm. We will be good and tired during PIR. I made our reservations today at the Ramada.
As for the clock, it was a whole lot of trial and error. I will get back to you on the directions once I remember what I did. :)
Hi Kelly, my name is Jan. Is saw your son is in the same ship/div. as mine Ship11 Div.061.
For some reason, its so exciting to hear of moms who are in with our sons! I got my form letter today and it had three sentences on the bottom from him. OMG, i could almost see him writing them. :) he sounded like he was in a good mood (i could tell because he made a joke). lol Which made me feel so much better, not hearing a WORD for two weeks was a killer.
Angela and Kim are the other two moms in our group. I dont know if you heard anything from them yet? I wrote him a letter and mentioned their sons names to him in case they know each other , thought it might give them something in common or something to talk about (even though i heard they dont get to do much talking) :( You can contact me at any time if you want to chat about anything. Nice to hear from you. ttyl
I totally agree with you on that. But I learned this from reading other posts. My son told me if you leave letters out that you get from friends/family the RDC's may read them. He said that the letters need to be put in some box they get. It is horrible that they read personal property and turn around and make fun of the recruit.