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 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 8/25/2022 - 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.
I am probably older than most Navy moms. (I am 55) I have worked for the State of Illinois for 32 years and looking forward to retiring. My husband and I are building our retirement home! I am going to miss my son, but am excited for him too!
HI How are you doing? How is your son liking the Navy? Kelly likes it quite well.. She was home in Aug. to visit us. Then she went back to Gulfport and is learning to shoot a gun and a rifle and doing well at that. Next she goes to Little Creek in Virginia. We are in Carbondale, so not that far from you. Have a good night. Hope to hear from you. Marsha
How is your son doing? Kelly gets to come home and visit us on the 12th of August and stay for 2 weeks. Then she goes back to Gulfport for a month and then to VA. Her sis got into the nursing program at John A. Logan so we are hoping that works out for her. Our son is a grad student at SIU.
My boyfriend's PIR was on May 6th, 2011. (6 days ago!) Unfortunately, I couldnt go. Hes in Mississippi right now for A-School, but I havent received any calls from him or anything yet. Is this normal? (His parents didnt give him a cell phone at his PIR or anything.)
How long did it take for your sailor to contact you after arriving at A-school? :( Please let me know!!
I have talked to JC either by text or voice just about every day and he seems to be doing well, I am little worried about them today because of the bad weather I talked to him earlier and the tornadoe alarms were going off, I told him to keep me posted. We are planning on heading to see JC on May 19th we live in Charleston SC so we are a good 10 hours away. Hopefully those plans won't change and we can see him because he informed me the other day that he doesn't get to come home after a school that he goes straight to Conn so it woiuld be late July before he gets to come home on leave. I am glad that JC and Doug are able to get to know each other and become friends. Well take care and I will talk with you later. Pray for the weather to clear up.
Hey, Kim...thanks for friending me. I'm feeling pretty sorry for myself right now. And James Dean, of course. I don't know if I am coming or going!!!! I'm an older mom, too...53, 54 in October. Many of my friends have grandkids!!! Dianne told me your son was going through something similar...then I was thinking he did it!!! I hope that's the case. We'll keep each other posted I hope.