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.
It has happened to my family twice .. once when my daughter was in boot camp (which she stayed and finished and didn't come home ... The red cross helped me get a phone call with to her) ... Then when my mother passed my son was in A school…"
"Hi Anita !
You're just starting out and I'm finally I'm my way out ! I've been a military mom for 18 years .... My Corpsman is finishing his 11th year ... He's retiring ...
The experience is amazing …"
Hi Marsha, I am lousy at navigating these sites! I did not know you had responded on the 15th either until just now. I had accepted a "friend" request from another Wa-Ore member, but her message disappeared as soon as I hit "accept" (This has happened everytime! ARGH!) so was trying to find where in cyber space it had been sent too! No luck yet: ( Well, my kid is out on the Alabama as a rider and he has been silent for over a week now. He had sent an email to his sister and my sister after our last contact so I don't know if he's just making the rounds or is truly in River City : ( I was surprised he had contacted me as often as he had before but he had warned me things were "hectic" so I guess he would say "I told you so!" He also predicted he would miss all the entire summer weather(July-August) and so far he's been right. I haven't emailed that he is right about that because he is still not due back for at least another month and I think that would not fall into the category of "happy, fun, or encouraging" news :)) Speaking of "fun/funny" I am having a horrible time finding fun-funny clean navy jokes, short (really short) stories. Any advice as to where to look? And, what's new w your family? If your son is spending his time topside, I'm glad he has been able to take advantage of the warmer temps. Some body deserves to!!! Take are, Marsha, and I agree, let's stay in touch. Jaki
I may already be a member of the group you pointed out...and it seems there is a ton of knowledge there from which I can learn about the FMTB. I look forward to knowing more and hopefully becoming a bit more active on here! Thanks again!
Hi Marsha, Again, I am gobsmacked at the thought of you having THREE kids serving in the military and your son doing one of the most dangerous jobs in the Navy as a corpsman w a depolyment in Afghanistan. You are an incredibly strong woman so I suppose that's why your children chose the fields they did. Although these two adjectives are often over used they REALLY do apply to you: Awesome and Amazing. I am honored to be your friend: ) Hey, by the way, do you know "Dor," a nuke mom? Her sailor is in WA, she has another son in South America w the Air Force and yet another son in Afghanistan right now w the Army Reserve. I think they are from the midwest but her sailor son is NOT happy w WA weather so I'm relieved to hear your's is doing ok w it:) Well, my "Navy" connection is through my son, Connor, who is a new STS(Sonar Tech, Submarine) and he is spending most of his time at the shipyard in Bremerton(and, yes, you did spell it right:) because his sub, the USS Kentucky, is in dry dock for a two year overhaul. All new submariners have to go through a long "qualification" process until they earn their "dolphins" so until then they are referred to as NUB: a Non-Useful Body. He is working hard on getting those quals done for obvious reasons:0 I know I am very fortunate because he is just a comparatvely short drive and then a lovely ferry ride away so I've been able to see him almost every weekend since mid June, however I know that luxury will come to an end sooner rather than later:( Well, there ya go. My Navy mom story: } So, again, glad you signed in and are you the one who used the "lurking" word? No, never!!!! Everyone who is a mom, wife, fiance, girlfriend, sister, grandmother (and even the dads) deserve to read away! Can never have too much information or support, right? : ) Well, hope you have a great evening and look foward to any and all insights you want to share. Jaki (PS: Oh, my dad was a 19 year old Navy corpsman assigned to the Marines during WWII. Just by devine intervention he ended up in the Phillipines rather than storming one of the beaches on Japan. Hallelujah for that!)
Hi Mike's Mom. My daughter Dawna just left for Boot Camp on Wednesday an I am going through all the mixed emotions. Sure am having a hard time with her gone and not able to talk to her. We talk everyday. I know she is getting her life better. How is your son doing?
Hi Marsha, How is your sailor doing? Have you checked out Molly's Adopt A Sailor lately. Our Oct. adoptees requested Christmas, so that is what we are doing. Our "official" Christmas group will be announced Nov. 1. Best wishes to you and your sailor. Pat
Hi Mike's Mom, Welcome to Molly's Adopt A Sailor!! For information on what and how we do things, go to Molly's group page and on the right side below the member pictures, click on "New Moms Read First". If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to send me a message.
The July adoption is going to be a little different than normal. This is the FIRST time we have been able to adopt a submarine!!! We are very excited about this but there are still a couple of details to be worked out with their Ombudsman. All information will be posted as soon as it is all set!.
Also, are you aware that we are in the Pepsi contest to win money for our troops? If you need info on that please let me know too! Thanks for joining us and hope to talk to you soon! Pat