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!
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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 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). Still limited to 2 guests maximum.
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.
RESUMING LIVE PIR - 8/13/2021 - ONLY 2 GUESTS ALLOWED
MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS REQUIRED.
NO MASK, NO ENTRY
**UPDATE - 2020**
Due to COVID there is no public PIR. The graduations are on Thursday, and the video of the graduation is posted on RTC's FaceBook on Friday at approx 3pm. Please keep in mind that a division may need to complete additional quarantine during training which will delay their graduation.
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.
Thanks Lena! I still haven't found my message from you, but will keep on looking. I did set up a page, but my page didn't give me those options. I have to keep trying I guess. That really stinks that they haven't earned the privilege yet! I wonder how the other girl got to call home if she's in the same division? Do you think she's on the same ship, but different division? Jaime scored a decent score on the ASVAB too, she has played the flute, was in dancing for years, chorus, lots of sports, and is 5'7" tall, so I guess she qualifies. We'll just have to keep our fingers crossed that maybe they call this weekend, or can at least write home!
OK, I need Navy Forum for dummies! I cannot find any messages from you. I'm having a heck of a time trying to add the forum too. I have to go in through my profile, and into forums, then find our ship. Everything seems to be embedded, what a pain in the butt it is to find things, they don't make it easy. lol Did you email me on FB under my regular name?
Nope, no letter :( How about you, did you get one? There's always tomorrow. I talked to mu cousin about the "elite" group thing. He said he too was in the 900's. He said it could be a number of things, either she had a good ASVAB grade, which she did, they liked her background (decent grades, and played 3 sports for 7 years), Girl Scouts, dancing, used to play flute a few years back, taller (5'7"), or she adapted well to boot camp life the first week. I guess I'll find out when she calls.
I just got Jaime's address on Friday, but I did get her "box" on the 6th. That came quickly. I've sent her about 4 letters already, my mother has, some of her friends have, so she'll have LOTS of reading material! lol Really??? 900 divisions are "elite"??? Where did you hear this? I wonder why they're considered elite? I am doing pretty good so far, we needed the break from each other. She's a teenager, out until all hours of the night, room is an absolute pig stye (but it won't be when she gets home ;) typical mother/daughter arguments. I do miss her though, thank God I have her little kitty to keep me company. I will let you know when I receive a letter too, keep in touch! Lee Ann
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