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 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).
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.
**UPDATE 6/23/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED - Vaccinations still 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.
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Check in one of the groups for his rating on how they are housed while in "A" School. Most share rooms with 1 or 2 other Sailors and often share a bathroom with the Sailors in another room. That is typical and may not reflect things at GL.
Some people wait in Building 1326 at the RTC Recreation Center located next to the NEX while their Sailor checks in at the TSC across the street. Your new Sailor isn't going to spend much time there, but you can ask how long you can have access over the weekend. Your Sailor will find you after PIR, but some set up to meet by the big doors that the Sailors march in through and others set up to meet at the end of the bleachers at that end of the building. He won't have much storage room, so limit the number of clothes to favorite undies, a couple of shirts, and perhaps a pair of jeans (but they may not fit). See PIR Day and Liberty During PIR Weekend. He will have anew address after he moves over to the TSC. Sailors find out their first duty station near the end of "A" School, in his case, it should be about half way through the HT strand after BECC. Most billets right out of "A" School are for 1 year to 18 months, but could be longer. He will be able to take leave between "A" School and his first duty station for around 10 days or so--he'll want to do RAP duty while on leave and help his recruiter so he can get credit for 5 days of leave when he gets to his first duty station. (See more on that in What does ??? mean? (A Guide to Navy Abbreviations and Terminology).) Yes, they usually fly to their first duty station, but he may be able to drive depending on where it is.