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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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.
My son went in on August 1st. I know it is most likely still way too early to hear from other moms with family in this ship/div number but I would love to hear from you! We can give each other support!
Hello! I think i saw you post a note if anyone is going to Flanagans on Thursday night the 27th and i definitely will be. will be with my husband and my oldest son. I will look for you there...will you have a name tag on that says laurasue? I will have my tag on will say Leisa, not too many spelled that way and will probably put Ship 13 / Div 309
I just saw your comment about being a Vet. Thank you for your service, but since you are not currently serving and did not retire after 20 or more years of service, you will need to be on the Access List to get in without waiting. Take care and blessings to you and yours.
laurasue, I am still trying to figure out how to use this site. Anyway, I found your comment back that your son is in the same ship & division as my son. Have you gotten any phone calls yet? I get a letter each week, but so far no calls since his initial one on arrival. I am so glad we only have appx 19 more days until we can see them!
Hi. Nice to make your acquaintance. My step daughter has been in the navy for a year and half now. She is a cryptologist,(naval intelligence), and is stationed in Virginia Beach. Joining the navy was a great decision. Boot camp can be tough on families, but I just can't explain the pride you'll feel when he graduates. Amazing.
Thanks for the friend request. I hope we can be here to support each other for some time. If you ever have a question, just ask in one of the groups or in a Comment on my wall. Take care and blessings to you and yours.
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!