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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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.
I'm a newby Mom of a Sailor who left for bootcamp on April 17, 2013.
In addition to being extremely proud of my son, I'm so happy he decided to
move forward with a career in the Navy. I look forward to being able to
talk with the other Navy Mom's (and family members). I think it will help me
get through all this.
I am here to support my
Stage of (Sailor’s) Navy career?
When I heard “Navy,” I...
Needed to learn more about it
The Navy offers opportunities that...
There is a lot of paperwork to go through. The most interesting thing I learned was that the Navy wants their people to be physically fit BEFORE they come into bootcamp. I think that's great!
Our Navy experience so far...
It was positive and maturing. Our relationship has grown stronger.
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Hi Navy Mom 1501.. Message me when you get back in town and enjoy PIR, Its a wonderful experience! My son has been in for 2 yrs already and loves it! If you have any questions I may be able to answer, please let me know.
When I spoke to my son on Saturday he told me that on Sunday they would be able to write and send out letters..I have sent him letters, cards, but still have not received a letter from him. Only the form letter. with his writing on it.. Still wanting to know more of what he is going through at boot camp. I am pretty sure you want to know the same thing. So many thing run through you mind not know what is going on with them.. Not being in the constant communication with them.. It is really hard.....
Good evening ljones1501, I have not received a letter or a phone call!!!! I was happy for all of you that did get calls but it also made me sad that my SR did not call!!! Still stalking the postman, waiting on a PERSONAL LETTER from him, I took three letters to the post office today and I've got another one ready to be mailed in the morning!!!! What ship/division is your SR in?
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