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!
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 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 for the Friend request; I hope we can be around for some time to support each other. If there is ever anything I can help you with, don't hesitate to ask. Take care and blessings to you and yours.
It is so great to meet someone local. I go to Asheville usually at least once a week so maybe we can meet sometime for lunch or something. I could deliver your order in person :) I love stained glass and I have also done some of it as well. I took the class a couple years ago I just don't have a place to do it. So I usually have to do it outside or go to the workshop where I took the class to do it. i have designed a few pieces myself and i think Navy themed stuff would sell well. I know of one other person doing some anchors and other stuff but her prices seemed a little high to me for the size. But I know how much time and money goes into it so maybe it was where it should be lol. I will check out your site. I look forward to hearing from you. Send me a friend request and we can share our numbers :) Talk soon, Lora
Hi Imcbwnc - nope not sure who is on #249 yet. Just really getting started with knowing where my SR is lol. I am hoping to hear from my SR today sometime maybe. I know he has made a call this morning to his girlfriend but I talked to him Thursday for about 20 min so I may not get one today lol.
Alright!! So glad to hear that. When are ya'll heading there? We are leaving from here on that Monday morning early and driving. Will stay until Friday hoping to spend some time with him before he goes to A school. Hope to meet you and good luck to you and your son!!! I am with you there on seeing our sailors!!
Hi ya. by now u have his box and address. My hand is wearing out writing letters. I write one a day. Booked the navy lodge for 3 days. Now looking at ways to get there. I may take MegaBus, since it has a very low fare for the holiday of July 4th. Airlines are steadily going up in price each day, and so has Amtrak and greyhound. I am going to take Megabus instead of drive since I am older. 54. Have diabetes and neuropathy. Trying to find a good city bus that goes from Union Station to Great Lakes on the 2nd. The fare from Ohio to Ill..for one adult round trip is 70. Good deal. Ok, welcome aboard and nice that u are a friend!~ Becky
If you know of anyone in Boot Camp, or Leaving Soon for Boot Camp, go to http://callsforrecruits.org/ and Get FREE phone cards for them to use. Loved ones or the Recruits should NOT have to pay for phone calls from Boot Camp…and now they Don't!!
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