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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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.
Unfortunately, the "spending money" thing happens often. For many sailors, it's the first time they've had income that wasn't based on hourly work... meaning the check always shows up as long as you get up everyday. So, they treat themselves to stuff they've never had before.
Not eating on boat is probably due to thinking of it as like eating in the school cafeteria... even if the food isn't bad, it's just not "cool."
Hi "Ladybug!" I'm sorry to be so late in welcoming you to Indiana Moms! The system told me you had joined, but the link to this page didn't work, so I've just now found you.
I'm the administrator for the group, so if you have any questions, please ask. My son is a Nuke MM serving on the submarine USS ALABAMA, based out of Bangor, WA. He's been in for 4 years.
If you're near Indy (or willling to drive), there's a monthly informal dinner in Avon (on the west side) which meets on third Mondays. Click Sep 20 on the Events calendar (right-hand column) for those details. From time to time, we also have regional gatherings in various parts of the state.
Jump in with any questions or comments you may have. I think you'll find we're a nice bunch of folks and always willing to lend an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. I see that you've already gotten to know our "Pat;" she's a great source of info and support! Hugs! k.
That is what I meant by performing division...the divisions that begin with 9 are the divisions that perform at the graduations...they sing, play instruments, do the flag drill, drill performances, are the side boys, carry the colors, etc.
What was the video of? If it was a graduation from boot camp or if it was related to boot camp then it is a very good chance that you saw him.
If not, you would be amazed how many of these guys look alike once you put them in uniform and stand them in a large group.
If you know his rate (job) you will also be able to find out what, where he will be doing or going after boot camp by finding groups within his rate.
If you have specific questions, maybe I can help answer or direct you to where to find answers. I did not have this site when my sailor joined in 2006...so I did a lot of reading on the internet to find my answers.
You will definately want to look on the Groups tab...
Check out the Boot Camp Group with the largest membership...you will find a lot of information on the pages there.
Do you know his exact graduation date and his ship and division number for boot camp? You may find a groups for his PIR date (graduation) and for his group at boot camp! These are also on the groups pages.
Groups is one of the tabs under the banner at the top of this page. You do not have to join to read...but you will have to join to ask questions or participate in the discussions.
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!