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 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.
Wow, what are the sea cadets? I guess he has known what he wanted since he was you ng. I am happy for him! I am from NY. My oldest son is married with 2 girls, my next son is in Iowa with his partner working and James is in BC. That leaves me home with my youngest, Sarah. She will be graduating in June. She actually went to take the test for the army, but thankfully has changed her mind. Do you have other children?
hi krmoore, welcome! I have found these sites so helpful! My son left on March 2. I can't tell you happy and relieved you will feel when you get your first letter. Unfortunately, it won't come until weds or thurs next week. The joy it brought was immense. You will also receive what others refer to as your "kid in a box". This is all his belongings...right down to his underwear! There will also be a form letter with a little note he puts at the bottom. It gives you his address and PIR date as well as other pertinent info. Again, you won't receive it until next week sometime. The feelings we have as moms are so confusing! Obviously we are so proud of them, yet we miss them so very much. It is the total isolation from them that is the hardest. Never, as mothers, have we been asked to not speak with our children for such an extended period of time.
We will get through this, until then May God Bless them and keep them safe and strong!