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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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.
I am mother of 3, wife, only daughter and nurse. I'm proud of each of my children. My only son is my SR and he is alot like me - quiet, kind hearted, and always willing to lend a hand (well, unless its something around the house).
Thanks for the note - my son is still in A school, class 030A and they'll be choosing their orders next week, on the 15th. It looks like David may have graduated from bootcamp the week after your son. His PIR date was 10/07. Has your son chosen his orders yet? This would be a great time to have a career counselor - the sooner the better! I'm sure it will all work out for each of them, and if nothing else, they'll have to perfect their communications skills to get where they want to go!
I received an answer from flangl18 (who has now changed her name...) that they'll be assigned a career counselor once they get to their first duty station. I wish it was sooner, since my son is looking for information about the STA-21 program. There's plenty of info to read about that online, but sometimes you really need to talk to someone to figure out the finer points... I hope your son is doing well!
I'm glad you found the 9/30/11 group. Since your Recruit is in a performing division, you may also want to join the Group, 900's division sailors. There will be information on there that relates to your situation. Take care and blessings to you and yours.
You will find this site very helpful and full of members who are eager to answer your questions. Browse around the site and check out the forums, groups, blogs, photos, videos, and even the other member profiles!