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.
haha. That's crazy that you've heard of everywhere else on 66 BUT New Bremen. haha. Literally, if you drive on 66 from Piqua, you'll go through Ft. Loramie then Minter then New Bremen and eventually St. Marys. :)
I'm from New Bremen. If you've never heard of it... it's right down 66 next to Ft. Loramie, Minster, and St. Marys.
And those first few weeks are the hardest. Hang in there because it does get easier. Never easy, just easier. :) Once the letters start coming it gets much much better. And I know it always helped me to write him every night. And the phone calls are the best. One will come for you, you just have to be patient. :)
Just try to stay as busy as possible. It'll help keep your mind off the fact that you're missing him and he's not around.
HEYYYY! I KNOW WHERE PIQUA IS!! hahaha. Sorry, that was my freak out moment of we live like 20 minutes apart. :) But Hi! I'm Emily. Thanks for the add! :) If you ever have any questions, please let me know. My fiance is a Nuke in Prototype. So we did the boot camp and A school thing awhile ago. Deployments will be coming fast.
it wont let me message back. heres my reply hey im doing good. yes my boyfriend is out of bootcamp. is graduated april 29th. bootcamp gets easier i promise. after your first letter it goes by so fast. i got my first letter in the third week on a weds. it all depends how close you are to greatlakes. some letter days for girls were thurs and friday. and some dont get them for weeks after that. it just depends on how his division is doing. but keep sending him letters bc they still get yours! the first phone call came the week after the letter and sometimes the guys will know ahead of time and tell you when to be sitting by your phone lol.
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