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 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 welcome,Lori. We will be moving sometime after the 25th since we have to wait for our 2 presbyteries to work out the details of the change. The church plant is a great group of young adults and couples. I WILL let you know if I need help, I promise. Looking forward to meeting a Vinson mom.
Lori- We WILL definitely meet. In fact, my husband is starting a church in the area and we are just starting to look for housing to rent. I've checked Olney, but there's not much to rent there in our range, so Germantown and Gaithersburg it will probably be.
Well, hi there! This is a test to see if you check your COMMENTS! What has happened to Betsy? I know A was home and her daughter too...but I think that was a while ago. She hasn't been on the PIR groups. Has she been posting on the Maryland group? Ok, my friend, we shall see if you find this! :-)
Lori, This is Elaine from the Vinson moms. I am moving to Maryland in October. My mom is ill and I will be taking care of her. I am also joining the Maryland Moms site. We will be in Glen Burnie by the end of the first week in October. Can't wait to make some time to see one of my favorite Vinson moms again.
Hi! This is random BUTTT I'm a member of the facebook page for Wounded Warriors Project and on their page there is a posting where a family is being sought for a home makeover in Annapolis.....I'm not a member of the Maryland group but thought you might want to post there? Maybe you guys know of a deserving family......
Thanks for sending me a message. I just got back from L A as Wilson and I drove down to visit a mom that I meet in GL at our boys graduation on 1-7-11. I really connected with her and her husband got along with Wilson so we hung out the weekend in GL.
She has two boys that went into the navy . One graduated 12-17-10 and the other sailor was with my step son. I just met the other son as he got to come home to L A for his leave as he just got his orders for his C school which is in Italy.. The other sailor is going to VA and mine is in GL still.
I had so much fun with this mom as I felt we have known each other for so long. We just got home tonight around 9:30pm. It was a 5 1/2 hour drive but worth every mile.
I missed our sailors call again this weekend but its nice to know he has called.
I am so tired so I will hope you write back as I am not to familiar with the FC rating and how this all works. He doesnt really share a whole lot about what a MOM would want to know.